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Kieron Gillen – The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 4: Rising Action

June 27, 2017

32. Rising Action by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie (2016)
The Wicked + The Divine, Volume 4

Read my review of volume:
1. The Faust Act
2. Fandemonium
3. Commercial Suicide

Length: 144 pages
Genre: Fantasy, Graphic Novel

Started/Finished: 25 June 2017

Where did it come from? The library.
Why do I have it? It’s one of my new graphic novel series to read.

When the gods turn on
each other, the results will
be catastrophic.

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Suzanne Collins – Gregor and the Code of Claw

June 26, 2017

34. Gregor and the Code of Claw by Suzanne Collins (2007)
The Underland Chronicles, Book 5

Read my review of book:
1. Gregor the Overlander
2. Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane
3. Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods
4. Gregor and the Marks of Secret

Read By: Paul Boehmer
Length: 9h 03min (413 pages)

Genre: Mid-grade, Fantasy

Started: 07 July 2017
Finished: 13 July 2017

Where did it come from? The library.
Why do I have it? I wanted to finish the series, of course.

To save the humans
from the rats, the prophecy
says Gregor must die.

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Katarina Bivald – The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend

June 25, 2017

31. The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald, translated by Alice Menzies (2013; translation 2015)

Length: 402 pages
Genre: General Fiction

Started: 19 June 2016
Finished: 22 June 2016

Where did it come from? The library.
Why do I have it? This month’s selection for one of my book clubs.

What is a Swedish
tourist going to do in a
tiny Midwest town?

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Kieron Gillen – The Wicked and the Divine, Vol. 3: Commercial Suicide

June 24, 2017

19. Commercial Suicide by Kieron Gillen (2016)
The Wicked and the Divine, Volume 3

Read my review of volume:
1. The Faust Act
2. Fandemonium

Length: 200 pages
Genre: Fantasy, Graphic Novel

Started/Finished: 24 May 2016

Where did it come from? The library.
Why do I have it? One of the new series of graphic novels I’ve gotten into.

The lives of the gods
are somewhat less glamorous
than you’d imagine.

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Mallory Ortberg – Texts from Jane Eyre

June 23, 2017

20. Texts from Jane Eyre: And Other Conversations with Your Favorite Literary Characters by Mallory Ortberg (2014)

Read By: Zach Villa and Amy Landon
Length: 2h 22min (220 pages)

Genre: Humor

Started/Finished: 30 May 2016

Where did it come from? From Audible.
Why do I have it? I’d read and enjoyed Mallory Ortberg’s posts on The Hairpin and The Toast, and this was Audible’s deal of the day.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 05 May 2016.

What would happen if
you gave Hamlet or Ahab
a cell phone? This book.

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Review Revisited: Robert Jordan – Crossroads of Twilight

June 20, 2017

Re-read. Crossroads of Twilight by Robert Jordan (2003)
The Wheel of Time, Book 10

Read my review of book:
1. The Eye of the World
2. The Great Hunt
3. The Dragon Reborn
4. The Shadow Rising
5. The Fires of Heaven
6. Lord of Chaos
7. A Crown of Swords
8. The Path of Daggers
9. Winter’s Heart
12. The Gathering Storm
13. Towers of Midnight
14. A Memory of Light

Read By: Michael Kramer and Kate Reading
Length: 26h 03m (846 pages)

Genre: Fantasy

Originally read: 19 June 2005
Re-read started: 27 May 2017
Re-read finished: 11 June 2017

Where did it come from? Audible; paper copy was from Amazon Marketplace back in the day.

Everyone wonders
what Rand is up to, but NO
ONE DOES ANYTHING.

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Julia Alekseyeva – Soviet Daughter: A Graphic Revolution

June 19, 2017

30. Soviet Daughter: A Graphic Revolution by Julia Alekseyeva (2017)

Length: 192 pages
Genre: Non-fiction; Biography/Memoir

Started/Finished: 15 June 2017

Where did it come from? The library.
Why do I have it? I’m pretty sure it was recommended on the Pop Culture Happy Hour podcast, although I can’t find which episode it was.

To us it’s history.
To Julia’s great-grandma,
it’s all part of life.

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