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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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Rick Riordan – The Hammer of Thor

June 16, 2017

29. The Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan (2016)
Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 2

Read my review of book:
1. The Sword of Summer

Length: 468 pages
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult

Started: 10 June 2017
Finished: 13 June 2017

Where did it come from? The library.
Why do I have it? New Rick Riordan book!

Thor’s hammer has been
stolen, but that’s only part
of a deeper plot.

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M. T. Anderson – Yvain: The Knight of the Lion

June 15, 2017

LibraryThing Early Reviewers28. Yvain: The Knight of the Lion by M. T. Anderson; illustrated by Andrea Offermann (2017)

Length: 144 pages
Genre: Historical Fiction; Graphic Novel

Started/Finished: 29 May 2017

Where did it come from? LibraryThing’s Early Reviewers program.
Why do I have it? A graphic novel interpretation of Arthurian legend sounded interesting, and M.T. Anderson knows his way around historical fiction.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 07 March 2017.

Kill a knight, wed his
wife, then slay a dragon to
make her not hate you.

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Theresa Carle-Sanders – Outlander Kitchen

June 9, 2017

LibraryThing Early Reviewers33. Outlander Kitchen: The Official Outlander Companion Cookbook by Theresa Carle-Sanders (foreward by Diana Gabaldon) (2016)
Outlander, companion volume

Length: 336 pages
Genre: Non-fiction; Cookbook

Started: 06 July 2016
Finished: 12 July 2016

Where did it come from? LibraryThing Early Reviewers.
Why do I have it? Outlander! And cooking!
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 06 July 2016.

The quickest way to
Jamie Fraser’s heart is through
his wame, dinnae ken?

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Jo Walton – Farthing

June 7, 2017

32. Farthing by Jo Walton (2006)
Small Change, Book 1

Read By: John Keating and Bianca Amato
Length: 9h 46min (320 pages)

Genre: Alternate History, Mystery

Started: 03 July 2016
Finished: 08 July 2016

Where did it come from? Audible.
Why do I have it? I *think* I heard about this from Ana, although it might have been Clare or Jenny or Memory. Plus I’d enjoyed Jo Walton’s other books that I’d read, and then this was Audible’s Deal of the Day.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 10 May 2016.

Lucy’s parents don’t
like her husband, but would they
frame him for murder?

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