• Dogears: The Next Generation of Unapologetic, Obstinate Busybodies

    Dogears: The Next Generation of Unapologetic, Obstinate Busybodies0

    • June 9, 2015

    How it Went Down Kekla Magoon Henry Holt and Co. October 21, 2014 Do you know the phrase, “there are two sides to every story?” Instead of two, this book presents about a dozen. The only facts of the story—presented in a foreword titled “The Incident”—are that black teenager Tariq Johnson, was shot twice by

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  • Reading Under the New Moon: Murakami’s Magical Realism in The Strange Library

    Reading Under the New Moon: Murakami’s Magical Realism in The Strange Library0

    • June 4, 2015

    The Strange Library Haruki Murakami Knopf December 2, 2014 The Strange Library combines two things that I love dearly: libraries and strange supernatural occurrences. The story begins with a boy returning his books to the library. When he asks the librarian for help finding more books, she directs him to a confined room in the

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  • Come into the Valley: Uncanny Magazine Volume 4

    Come into the Valley: Uncanny Magazine Volume 40

    • May 27, 2015

    I’m a relative newcomer to science-fiction/fantasy (SFF) magazines, mostly because there are so many out there to peruse. Uncanny Magazine came my way after discovering the poem “The Eaters” by Filipina poet M. Sereno, published in volume 3, and it was enough to convince me to try another issue. Hugo Award-winner Lynne M. Thomas and

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  • Evensong by John Love

    Evensong by John Love0

    • May 21, 2015

    Evensong John Love Night Shade Books January 6 2015 Full Disclosure: A review copy was received from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Evensong is the second novel from science fiction writer John Love. Set in the year 2060, it follows the latest mission of Anwar Abbas, a member of a special agency of the

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  • A Trip Down Fear Street: Cheerleaders: The First Evil

    A Trip Down Fear Street: Cheerleaders: The First Evil0

    • May 19, 2015

    Did you think I forgot about every nostalgic 90s book nerd’s favorite horror book series?! Nope, not at all. We are back on track with The Cheerleaders. The Cheerleaders series is really some of R.L. Stine’s finest work. Let’s take an iconic symbol of American youth and come up with a series of highly innovative ways

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  • Dogears: All About the Monsters

    Dogears: All About the Monsters2

    • May 14, 2015

    Annihilation Jeff VanderMeer FSG Originals February 4, 2014 Wow. I often go out looking for strange, great science fiction and just cannot find quite the right story to quench my thirst. Luckily, my friend handed this to me when she was done reading it. It also comes recommended by Stephen King, which is usually enough

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