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OMG, I haven‘t realized this was a #Christmas special!

(For those who hate Christmas)

A fast, neat #shortstory. Technically, I think this could work as a #standalone, although being familiar with the mythology of this #urbanfantasy #series enriches the experience. One more time, a unique combination of #comedy, #horror, and corporate life.

3.5/5

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GatheringBooks
Selected Poems | Paul Eluard
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TheSpineView Perfect 1w
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Itself | Rae Armantrout
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TheSpineView Great choice 2w
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Eggs
Untitled | Unknown
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TheSpineView Perfect 2w
Eggs @TheSpineView 💚💚 2w
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I finished this one today. Another great installment in the #Dresden #series. I really enjoyed it! Pic of Lucy bc I no longer have the dust jacket for this book and thought she‘d be cuter. #DogsofLitsy #PetsofLitsy

kspenmoll More than cuter!!! 2w
Tamra Cute! 2w
OriginalCyn620 So cute!! 2w
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Stone Speaks to Stone | Victoria Goddard
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Mehso-so

POV: a soldier of a conquering empire tries to rescue his commander from the enemy‘s hands.

Not as fun as the other two Goddard‘s stories I‘ve just read. It would‘ve benefitted from a closer encounter with an editor. It also ends abruptly, and the writing style feels different, not as fairytale-ish. Well, at least the worldbuilding is still good. This #fantasy world is promising, though, and I will continue.

#onedayread #shortstory #series

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Another fun #onedayread. This time, we inhabit the POV of the second of the three sisters featured in this #fantasy mini #series (sub-series? I haven‘t figured out this universe yet.) She‘s a trained warrior, this one, and warrior girls are always fun. The fairytale feels are still on, and great worldbuilding here, too.

And I looove worldbuilding.

A quick read but really enjoyable.

5/5

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The Bride of the Blue Wind | Victoria Goddard
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Okay.

It was supposed to be an easy #standalone #fantasy #onedayread; instead, it turned into another loosely knit (?) #series I have to put on my radar. A Bluebeard #retelling of the Middle East variety, with delicious worldbuilding and a #fairytale flair I last encountered in The Forgotten Beasts of Eld by McKillip.

(Why do I do this to myself, again?)

4.5/5

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Now Will Machines Devour the Stars | Benjanun Sriduangkaew
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Imagine a #sf #cyberpunk #spaceopera told from the perspectives of an evil admiral of a mercenary fleet and her faithful lieutenant/wife. It‘s a rare unicorn: a dark #powercouple in a long-established #lgbtq relationship. Sex, death, echos of betrayal, and whimsical AIs of uncertain allegiances abound.

Previous volumes were each more of a standalone story; this one capitalizes on them.

4.5/5

#sfwrittenbyawoman #series #onedayread #smallbooks

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The Atrocity Archives | Charles Stross
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Magic that works on math. Cthulhu demons in source code. IT personnel and corporate bureaucrats saving humanity with monkey paws, obsolete PCs, and paperwork.

My inner geek approves.

4.0/5

#lovecraftian #urbanfantasy #horror #humor #series