Bizarre Romance
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Review: Bizarre Romance – Audrey Niffenegger & Eddie Campbell

This book is a collection of 13 stories, written by Audrey Niffenegger and illustrated by her husband, Eddie Campbell.  Some of the stories were previously published as text-only, but many are new for the collection.  Just like the title says, these stories are truly bizarre and quirky.  All tie in, some somewhat loosely, to the theme of romance and love,…

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Limited Edition
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Review: Limited Edition – Aude Picault

Trigger warning: This is a translation of a French graphic novel.  It’s an exploration of feminism and women’s roles in today’s society – as a sex object, girlfriend, wife and mother.  It trots out some of the usual gender role stereotypes – women like taking care of people!  boys need to be tough! – and depicts various relationship stages – from…

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Thirsty
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Review: Thirsty – Mia Hopkins

OK, wow.  How in the world did I get lucky enough to read two such different but equally amazing books in a row?  This is a unique sort of romance book, considering it’s first-person POV from Sal’s point of view. “’It’s not as easy as you think it is, Vanessa.’ I say. She narrows her eyes at me. ‘It’s not…

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It's Not a Date
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Review: It’s Not a Date – Heather Blackmore

Oh, this was just lovely.  I was expecting just another workplace romance – which I love, by the way – but this was so much more. Besides the sweet romance, it’s about friends, family, and forgiveness. “I worry about you. Too much perk. It’s unhealthy.” There’s a lot to unpack in this book about women’s roles and “women’s work.”  Jen is…

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Sunday update
Sunday Update

Sunday Reading Updates: March 11, 2018

SUNDAY, SUNDAY, SUNDAAAAAY! Gosh, it’s been a month since I did a Sunday update!  Sorry, weekends have been crazy busy here.  We have family visiting in less than a month, so of course we started renovations on the upstairs of our house right before we found out.  We’re DIYing it (it’s just removing carpet, patching walls, painting, and hardwood floors,…

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Love Hack
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Review: Love Hack – Kimberly Dean

I fully admit that I probably had way too high expectations for this book.  I’ve previously worked in both network security and as a project manager, so when the blurb had characters with those careers, I practically broke my keyboard requesting it.  Alas, there were no raunchy firewall jokes.  This is the second book in the Hackers series (the first…

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Bad Bachelor
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Review: Bad Bachelor – Stefanie London

Trigger warnings:  Oh, this was so much fun!  It’s laugh-out-loud hilarious, while still managing to have quite a few poignant moments, and a pretty interesting look at the effects of social media.  It also has my favorite last sentences of a book I’ve read in a while.  To be completely honest, this review is going to have a ridiculous amount…

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On the Brink of Passion
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Review: On the Brink of Passion – Tamsen Parker

Trigger warnings: death of spouse and partner, grief, panic attacks This is the last book of the Snow & Ice Games series, loosely based on the winter Olympics.  While it’s part of series, each book can be read as a stand-alone, though, honestly, they’re awesome, so just read them all!  Spoilers for the book below, as there were some aspects…

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Flight of the White Wolf
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Review: Flight of the White Wolf – Terry Spear

This is the third in the White Wolf series, and like twenty-something in the over-arching Heart of the Wolf series.  I haven’t read any books in this series before, and while I think this can work as a standalone, I think I would have enjoyed it much more had I been familiar with the rest of the series. While this…

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