Monthly Archives: September 2016

Monstress vol. 1 by Marjorie Liu & Sana Takeda

Maika is an Arcanic (half-human, half-Ancient) survivor of a terrible human-Arcanic war, and she’s trying to find out who killed her mother, what exactly happened at Constantine (the atrocity that ended the war), and whether, somehow, she had any part … Continue reading

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Undying by Michel Faber

This is a beautiful and moving collection of poetry Michel Faber wrote in reaction to losing his wife, Eva, to cancer. The first half is about the final months of her illness and her death, and the second about the … Continue reading

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August reads 2016

I had a great reading month in August, even though I couldn’t read much during the final week because of flu. I read so much because I left my DS & dvds to get dusty, so I suspect I’ll read … Continue reading

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