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The Marquis and Me

2016: the year I met the real Marquis de Lafayette, “America’s Favorite Fightin’ Frenchman”! The first image I had of him came from my favorite book in childhood, Louisa May Alcott’s An Old-Fashioned Girl. The grandmother in the story reminisces … Continue reading

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Brat Farrar

In this tale of mystery and suspense, a stranger enters the inner sanctum of the Ashby family posing as Patrick Ashby, the heir to the family’s sizable fortune. The stranger, Brat Farrar, has been carefully coached on Patrick’s mannerisms, appearance, … Continue reading

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RIP XI

I was thinking about skipping R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril (RIP) this year. There’s so much going on, and I’m putting so much energy into job-hunting, I don’t have a lot left over. All my creative writing is going into customizing resumes … Continue reading

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The Lunar Chronicles

A cyborg Cinderella flees a royal ball, leaving behind not a slipper, but an entire foot. A smart, tough Red Riding Hood fights to protect her Grandmother from lupine super-soldiers. A hacker Rapunzel is locked away in a satellite, forced … Continue reading

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2015 Reading Wrap-Up

2015 was a great year for reading! I easily bested my goal of 2 books per month, largely thanks to audiobooks (multi-tasking!) and the fact I was totally enamored with Marissa Meyer’s YA series, The Lunar Chronicles. (We’ll get to … Continue reading

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Station Eleven

Arthur Leander, faded movie star and tabloid mainstay, seeks to jumpstart his career by starring in a stage production of King Lear. Sadly, the role will be his swan song; he suffers a heart attack and dies on stage, despite … Continue reading

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Girl Waits With Gun

Constance Kopp doesn’t quite fit the mold. She towers over most men, has no interest in marriage or domestic affairs, and has been isolated from the world since a family secret sent her and her sisters into hiding fifteen years … Continue reading

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The Quick

London, 1892: James Norbury, a shy would-be poet newly down from Oxford, finds lodging with a charming young aristocrat. Through this new friendship, he is introduced to the drawing-rooms of high society, and finds love in an unexpected quarter. Then, … Continue reading

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Chapelwood

Birmingham, Alabama is infested with malevolence. Prejudice and hatred have consumed the minds and hearts of its populace. A murderer, unimaginatively named “Harry the Hacker” by the press, has been carving up citizens with a hatchet. And from the church … Continue reading

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Bird Box

Something is out there, something terrifying that must not be seen. One glimpse of it, and a person is driven to deadly violence. No one knows what it is or where it came from. Five years after it began, a … Continue reading

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