Book Review: Armada by Ernest Cline

From where I sit, the only flaw with Ernest Cline’s engaging second novel Armada is that it has really big shoes to fill. Cline’s sprawling, ingenious, and hilarious 2011 debut Ready Player One earned praise, awards, and an upcoming film adaptation directed by Steven Spielberg. Is Armada as rich, giddy, and clever as Ready Player […]

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Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel Book Review

I’m very pleased to welcome Andrew to the blog today with a special guest book review. You may know him from his Movie Date posts, but he wanted to share his thoughts on a book that’s getting a lot of buzz: National Book Award finalist Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. Make sure to leave him some reading […]

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Dragonfly in Amber (Outlander #2) by Diana Gabaldon

Saturday nights are not the same since Outlander went on hiatus. My plan for filling up the time until the series returns in April is to catch up on all 8 books in the series. I know I’m not alone in devouring this series- in the current NYT paperback mass-market bestseller list the first four books […]

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Still Point by Katie Kacvinsky Review and Author Q&A

In the Awaken trilogy we see a near-future world that’s taken a good thing (technology) too far. Students spend all their time online, and even attend an all Digital School (DS). Teens have little face-to-face interaction anymore, and when friends get together they still have their heads down in their various devices. (Welcome to my […]

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Blog Tour: Guardian (Proxy #2) by Alex London

Today I’m pleased to take part in the GUARDIAN blog tour! GUARDIAN is the sequel to last year’s PROXY, a book that really made an impression on me. It’s kind of a futuristic update of The Whipping Boy, and features a diverse cast of characters including a protagonist who is a gay POC. You know […]

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California by Edan Lepucki Audiobook Review

California is Edan Lepucki’s debut novel, and she won the jackpot when Stephen Colbert talked it up on his show. California caught my eye though because it’s a futuristic book set in my home state, and dystopias set in your own backyard just add that extra layer of creepy. California is about a marriage, a […]

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