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Graphic Novel Twofer: Fairest, Vol. 3: Return of the Maharaja / Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

August 26, 2014

69. Fairest, Vol. 3: Return of the Maharaja by Sean E. Williams, Stephen Sadowski, Phil Jimenez (series created by Bill Willingham) (2014)
Fables: Fairest, Volume 3

Read my review of volume:
1. Wide Awake
2. The Hidden Kingdom

Length: 144 pages
Genre: Fantasy

Started/Finished: 16 August 2014

Where did it come from? The library.
Why do I have it? I’m always on the hook for new Fables or Fables-adjacent books.

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Robin LaFevers – Grave Mercy

August 21, 2014

67. Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers (2012)
His Fair Assassin, Book 1

Read By: Erin Moon
Length: 14h 11m (549 pages)

Genre: Historical Fiction

Started: 24 July 2014
Finished: 08 August 2014

Where did it come from? Downloaded from YA Sync Audiobooks last summer.
Why do I have it? Well, free audiobook, but I am also totally on board with historical teenage assassins.

How can you protect
your duchess when you’re not sure
who the traitors are?

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Donna Tartt – The Goldfinch

August 19, 2014

65. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt (2013)

Length: 784 pages
Genre: Contemporary Fiction

Started: 15 July 2014
Finished: 04 August 2014 (it didn’t actually take me three weeks of reading; I started it right before I went on vacation, and no way was I hauling this hardback around in my carry-on).

Where did it come from? Christmas gift from a friend.
Why do I have it? He thought I’d like it.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 02 January 2014.

A stolen painting
isn’t enough to buy one
a trouble-free life.

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Graphic Novel Twofer: Royden Lepp – Rust, Vol. 3 / Brian K. Vaughan – Ex Machina, Vol. 2

August 15, 2014

64. Rust, Vol. 3: Death of the Rocket Boy by Royden Lepp (2014)
Rust, Volume 3

Read my review of volume:
1. Visitor in the Field
2. Secrets of the Cell

Length: 224 pages
Genre: Sci-Fi, Young Adult

Started/Finished: 02 August 2014

Where did it come from? The library.
Why do I have it? Next one in the series.

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Marissa Meyer – Cinder (plus bonus short story review “Glitches”)

August 13, 2014

63. Cinder by Marissa Meyer (2012)
The Lunar Chronicles, Book 1

Length: 390 pages
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction

Started: 26 July 2014
Finished: 28 July 2014

Why do I have it? I saw it all over the place when it came out (and I have no idea why I didn’t read it at the time. Fairy tale retellings! Young adult sci-fi! What whas I waiting for.) But I finally got on the stick because Marissa Meyer was doing an event in my town!
Where did it come from? Originally downloaded the Kindle version, but then I bought a copy at the signing. Can’t get an e-book signed!

Saying “Ah, screw it!”
has a whole different meaning
when you’re a cyborg.

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Terry Pratchett – The Color of Magic

August 11, 2014

62. The Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett (1983)
Discworld, Book 1

Length: 210 pages
Genre: Fantasy, Humor

Started: 20 July 2014
Finished: 26 July 2014

Where did it come from? Downloaded from Amazon.
Why do I have it? Many years ago, a friend tried to get me started on reading Pratchett with the early Discworld books (The Light Fantastic, specifically). I didn’t particularly love it, but then I came across Pratchett’s YA books and loved them… so I thought it was about time for me to give early Discworld another try.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 17 September 2013.

Protecting hapless
tourists might be a job for
a better wizard.

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John Scalzi – Redshirts

August 6, 2014

61. Redshirts by John Scalzi (2012)

Read By: Wil Wheaton
Length: 7h 41m (317 pages)

Genre: Science Fiction, Humor

Started: 16 July 2014
Finished: 24 July 2014

Where did it come from? Downloaded from Audible.
Why do I have it? Recommended by one of my friends when I was asking for a good audiobook; plus: John Scalzi and Star Trek.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 07 July 2014.

Life on a starship:
Not all it’s cracked up to be,
unless you’re captain.

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