science fiction

The Memory Painter by Gwendolyn Womack: Book Review & Giveaway

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The Memory Painter

You’ve probably figured out by now that I’m a bit of a sucker for novels about creative people, so it’s not a surprise that I was drawn to The Memory Painter by Gwendolyn Womack. But the “painter” part wasn’t the only thing that drew me to it. Just when I think every possible kind of […]

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Children’s Book Week Middle School Mania Multi-Book Giveaway

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The Loch Ness Punster

For our Week #3 Pop-Up Book Giveaway, and in honor of Childrens Book Week, we’re giving away a great selection of middle school books, thanks to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing’s generosity. These are not YA novels but instead are intended for readers from grades three through eight who are ready to read a novel format […]

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The Only Words That Are Worth Remembering by Jeffrey Rotter: Giveaway

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The Only Words That Are Worth Remembering

In its brief concept description, the publisher described The Only Words That Are Worth Remembering by Jeffrey Rotter as “A Clockwork Orange with a Huck Finn heart.” Now that got my attention and also colored the way I looked at this near-future dystopian novel while reading it. In some ways, I think the publisher nailed […]

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The Rebirths of Tao by Wesley Chu: Can Our Bumbling Hero Save Earth?

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The Rebirths of Tao

It’s rare to find a sci-fi series that’s funny while still being a nail-biting fast-action thriller. Somehow award-winning author Wesley Chu has beautifully achieved that delicate balancing act with his Tao trilogy. We reviewed Books #1 and #2, The Lives of Tao and The Deaths of Tao, when they were published. I loved the first […]

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2015 Spring Cleaning Giveaway Hop: Time To Win Some Great Books

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Spring Cleaning Giveaway Hop

We’re participating in the Spring Cleaning Giveaway Hop and starting our giveaway one day early. Be sure to check out all of the great book giveaways in this fun giveaway hop! Despite all of the giveaways we host, books still seem to gather and mingle on my bookshelves. I guess they know this is a […]

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Giveaway of Neil Gaiman’s Short Story Disturbances: Trigger Warning

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Trigger Warning

I remember how excited I was when I discovered bestselling and multi-award-winning author Neil Gaiman’s novels. The first of his novels I read was Good Omens, which he wrote with another favorite author, Terry Pratchett (Update: Sir Terry passed away this morning and will be greatly missed), and I was hooked from then on. The […]

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