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stevesbookstuf1

Joined November 2021

🏳️‍🌈🇺🇸 #Reader, Book Blogger. Nonfiction &SFF are faves. He/Him. Reviews & stuff at http://stevesbookstuff.com
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Three Miles Down | Harry Turtledove
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From the master of alternate history, this book is a story about alien first contact, set in America in the early '70s. If I had to compare this book to any other First Contact work I‘d say that it shares a lot with the 1977 movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind. As in the movie, the focus is on the impact on a handful of common people more than on the extraterrestrials.

NetGalley ARC - book out 7/26. Full review: https://bit.ly/rvw-3Miles

stevesbookstuf1 Though there isn't anything on NetGalley, or on the publisher's website, to confirm it, this is likely the first book in a series. It ends on a cliffhanger so seems likely there will at least be a sequel. In which case, the extraterrestrials will probably have a lot more to say for themselves... (edited) 4d
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Unknown Book 7535597 | Unknown Unknown
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Debut, self-published noir-ish space opera. The author contacted me and asked for my review. I have a lot on my TBR so I hesitated even tho I have happily read & reviewed a number of self-published books in the last year. After reading it, I'm glad I said yes. A bit formulaic, but the characters, world building and writing style were really well done. Good escapist summer read. Free on Kindle Unlimited.

Full review: https://bit.ly/rvw-navdrac

stevesbookstuf1 Even though I think this is a good summer read, it's actually winter here in Brisbane where we're visiting family - thus the warm cup of tea. It's not like winter in northern Michigan where we live - it's funny seeing people wearing winter coats when the temperature hovers in the 40s. Warm during the day, cool at night - it feels like early fall back home. (edited) 6d
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I finished Nance‘s book a week before the first hearing of the January 6th Committee. Many (though not all) of the details of events on January 6th that were covered in that first hearing are also here. The value of Nance‘s book is that he digs deep into the white supremacist and QAnon history behind the events of that day. The resulting book is a stark warning of a clear and present danger to our nation.

Full review: https://bit.ly/rvw-kill

JenniferEgnor I didn‘t know about this one, thank you. I‘m in the process of watching the hearings. What a scary time this is. 2w
stevesbookstuf1 @JenniferEgnor I read an advanced copy. The book is due out on July 12th. And I agree - these are scary times. 2w
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I've succumbed to the power of books. That, and the fact that proceeds go to support a crisis support line here in Brisbane. Here is my used book haul from the Lifeline Bookfest. (The Michael Connelly book is my husband's.)

I don't know how, or even if, I'm going to be able to fit these books into my luggage to take them back home to the US. I'll probably leave most of them here with relatives to dig into on our next visit. 📚 😃

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Unknown Book 7535597 | Unknown Unknown
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This is the first place our relatives suggested we go when we got off the plane in Brisbane Australia. They know me so well... 🤓

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Index, A History of the | Dennis Duncan
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The title of this book with its words ordered as they might appear in an index entry, is a hint of the clever and witty writing contained inside. Who knew that the index - that set of pages at the back of books - had such a long and interesting history?

Done with humor and fondness I think it will appeal even if you think you are only marginally interested in the idea at first.

Full review: https://tinyurl.com/2k76ke8t

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Flamer | Mike Curato
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I'm on Australia time! We hosted family in Michigan last month & are visiting them in Brisbane this month. Feels great after not being able to do so for the past couple of years.

Anyway, here's my first book review for Pride Month. It‘s easy to see why this book won the 2020 Lambda Literary Award for the LGBTQ YA category. Full of teenage realism and an almost tragedy, it tugged on my heartstrings.

Full review: https://bit.ly/rvw-flamer

stevesbookstuf1 And yes, it's my second graphic novel ever! I know, such a newb... 3w
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What a pleasure it was to read these 26 short stories for the first time. Saroyan writes with humor and emotion. He is known for his “free style” of writing, more concerned with conveying an idea, a tone, or an emotion than with the form a story takes.

He may not be as often read today as Steinbeck or Hemingway, but he is a distinct early to mid-20th century American voice who is well worth your time.

Full review: https://bit.ly/rvw-trapeze

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Boys Come First | Aaron Foley
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A lot of us will be traveling this weekend, including my husband and I. Safe and happy travels all!!

Most of my latest book haul - pictured here - is from a recent trip to Toronto to visit family. But the tagged book I ordered direct from the publisher, Belt Press, a small Midwestern independent.

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"The man you write of need not perform some heroic or monstrous deed in order to make your prose great. Let him do what he has always done, day in and day out, continuing to live. Let him walk and talk and think and sleep and dream and awaken and walk again and talk again and move and be alive. It is enough."

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"But I want to use language that will create a single implication. I want the meaning to be precise, and perhaps that is why the language is so imprecise."
- William Saroyan.

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It's not often that an American history book is a complete surprise to me. I didn't think I'd ever heard of the DeVotos before picking this up, but they are important figures in America's history of public lands & national parks. Fascinating book. A must read for anyone interested in the history of the American West, conservation & governmental corruption in the 40s and 50s.

ARC read - book due July 5.

Full Review: https://tinyurl.com/yc6uu9e8

stevesbookstuf1 Avis DeVoto by the way, is the “foster-mother, wet-nurse, guide and mentor“ for Julia Child in publishing “Mastering the Art of French Cooking“. If you've seen the movie “Julie and Julia“ then you already know part of Avis's story. I didn't make that connection when picking up this book. 1mo
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Unknown Book 7535597 | Unknown Unknown
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This is the 2nd in a series from Charles K. Jordan. Both books are well crafted and engaging, with excellent world building. A bit frustrated with the # of loose ends left dangling by both books, but the action and story telling style have made up for it. If you want to take the plunge into an indie fantasy series, you could do a lot worse than this one - and the author is giving away his 1st book free.

Full review: https://tinyurl.com/4cu3h4rh

stevesbookstuf1 The limited time offer 🤔 for the first book is also linked in my review... 2mo
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Powerfully written and intensely felt. Brilliant novel. But also dense, dark and depressing.

I read Giovanni‘s Room last year. The 2 books are both semi-autobiographies and share intense storytelling and brilliantly depicted characters. But Giovanni‘s Room is a much easier read. I hated to come to the end of Giovanni's Room. But this book left me drained. Glad I read it and also glad it's over.

Full review: https://tinyurl.com/yjcavsv4

Graywacke I had about the same reaction to both. 2mo
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Dark Factory | Kathe Koja
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Author Kathe Koja takes us into the world of dance clubs and immersive events in a book that questions our perceptions of reality. Koja's writing is excellent, the concepts explored are intriguing and the characters mostly interesting. But the story is a bit muddled, and overly long. I read an ARC copy - due out on May 10th.

Full Review: https://tinyurl.com/y8yueb97

**Adult Content**

stevesbookstuf1 There is a website that goes along with the book too - https://darkfactory.club 2mo
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Out of Africa | Isak Dinesen
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"Drown me if you like, but kill me not with caprices. No coitus interruptus, heaven, heaven!"

I am finding this book an odd combination of innocence and innuendo. It is so much a tale of another time and place that it almost reads like fantasy.

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Biz journo & Fortune CEO argues that corporate leadership has changed for the better. He has plenty of examples. Recent events (i.e. the pandemic and George Floyd's murder) have accelerated the trend. In the context of Murray's world the assessment seems valid, & it's a hopeful one. Accountability is lacking tho, & there are plenty of companies not members of the Biz Round Table that need to follow suit.

Full Review: https://tinyurl.com/bdes6ef6

stevesbookstuf1 The crux of his argument is around the transition from a “make profits for shareholders“ capitalism to a “we need to take care of all our stakeholder's interests“ mentality. Tied into this is the idea that businesses need to focus on their “purpose“, which is why many corporations are now willing to express themselves on social issues - Disney on Florida's “Don't Say Gay“ bill being the latest example in the headlines. (edited) 2mo
The_Book_Ninja Great review. I‘ll say one thing though…do corporates care, or are they learning that they need to *look* like they care? 2mo
stevesbookstuf1 That's a good question. A healthy sense of skepticism is warranted, in my opinion. That said, Murray does tackle that and other questions along the same lines in his book, and he remains optimistic. 2mo
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Out of Africa | Isak Dinesen
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"I had a farm in Africa, at the foot of the Ngong Hills."

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Well done combo of lovingly evoked word-painting of Victorian London, and medical thriller. The story of the city & the cholera outbreak there in the summer of 1854. Over 120 people died in a three day period in Soho. Local doctor John Snow, along with young clergyman Henry Whitehead set out to investigate, trying to understand how the outbreak had happened.

An instant classic when published in 2007.

Full review: https://tinyurl.com/fdam4rc7

stevesbookstuf1 I saw this book cited in several things I read last year and had never read it, so added it to the TBR pile last fall. Finally read it and really enjoyed it. (edited) 2mo
ManyWordsLater I love this book. Steven Johnson is a fabulous mind. 2mo
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"In their classic management book 'In Search of Excellence', Tom Peters and Robert Waterman wrote about the importance of 'management by walking around.' That doesn't work when the office is empty."

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Unknown Book 7535597 | Unknown Unknown
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Fans of Sherlock Holmes may remember that the murderer in The Hound of the Baskervilles presumably died in the bog while trying to escape. But did he? Jim Nelson has taken his short and incomplete back story from the end Conan Doyle's book & turned it into a fun, adventurous novel. It's been ages since I read The Hound, but it didn't matter - this book stands on its own.

Indie Book Tour. My Full review (& giveaway): https://tinyurl.com/26xabuvm

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Latest update on my #LGBTQBookBingo. I'm making slow, but steady progress. A couple of good reads since my last update and one pan.

𝗚𝗲𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿-𝗾𝘂𝗲𝗲𝗿 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗲𝗿: Kennedy, in 𝘼𝙘𝙘𝙪𝙨𝙚𝙙: 𝘽𝙤𝙤𝙠 1, 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙆𝙖𝙣𝙨𝙖𝙨 𝘾𝙞𝙩𝙮 𝙒𝙖𝙧𝙡𝙤𝙘𝙠 𝙒𝙚𝙚𝙠𝙡𝙮 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ (Great indie fantasy / mystery)

𝗔𝘂𝗱𝗶𝗼 𝗕𝗼𝗼𝗸: 𝙌𝙪𝙚𝙚𝙧 𝘾𝙞𝙩𝙮 ⭐⭐(disappointed)

𝗠𝗲𝗺𝗼𝗶𝗿: 𝙐𝙣𝙥𝙧𝙤𝙩𝙚𝙘𝙩𝙚𝙙 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (loved the audiobook!)

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Kenyazero I'll definitely have to check out your pick for gender queer character! 2mo
stevesbookstuf1 Kennedy is not a major player in the book, but they do have a key role to play in the story's climax. 2mo
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"Many CEOs had conversations with their employees about race for the first time"

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"The best system we've ever developed to be able to allocate our productive resources is capitalism. So, if you want to keep the party going, you have to think about all the unintended consequences."

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This is a humorous, engaging and informative book. Author Alex Bezzerides explains how a lot of the things about our bodies that don't work are evolutionary trade-offs for the positive things that evolution has given us.

Bad backs, bad knees, teeth that need braces, eyes that need glasses - Bezzerides explains the evolutionary history behind all these aches and pains that are part of being human.

Full review: https://tinyurl.com/bddaje22

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White Nights | Deb Davies
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I really, really wanted to like this one. It's a murder mystery set right here in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. (In my front yard if I look right, the book cover is close to what I see, except the sun doesn't set there).

The confusing characters and disjointed storyline hide what is actually a pretty great thriller plot. It was OK, but I find I liked the idea of the book more than the book itself.

Full review: https://tinyurl.com/yzstcvts

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Unprotected: A Memoir | Billy Porter
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Wow! Like everything Billy Porter does, his memoir is over the top and fantastic! The audiobook is definitely the way to go on this one - it's narrated by the man himself in an authentic and inspirational tour de force performance. If you are at all a fan of the Tony, Grammy and Emmy winning performer you will love this!

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A lot of fun to read! I'm a longtime mystery fan, though I don't read many anymore. This is the Bronze Medalist, 2021 Book Bloggers Novel of the Year Awards (BBNYA) for indie books.

A murder mystery mixed with a magical fantasy, with gay, nonbinary and autistic rep. Great characters, fast paced, and has a dry sense of humor. The world building isn't so good, but 1st of a series so I expect it's coming.

Full review: https://tinyurl.com/zwvu6zd8

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The Rise of Silas Lapham | William Dean Howells
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I finished my Modern Library Classics Challenge for this month. Its surprisingly good. The name “Silas Lapham“ is much more old-fashioned than the book it's attached to, and I think that name probably dissuades people from reading it.

With its sense of humor, love farce, and social-climbing it reminded me of Bridgerton (the TV show - I've not read the book). So, maybe not for everyone, but I enjoyed it.

Full review: https://tinyurl.com/59pyry3y

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A guided tour thru the geology & history of the planet. Knoll's organization of the book gives it a natural flow that lets him impart lots of information like a knowledgeable tour guide.

Eight distinct and easily digestible chapters. Short enough to read in one sitting. Really enjoyed it.

Full review: https://tinyurl.com/yckererr

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How can you go wrong with a book about writing from one of the most prolific, best-selling authors in America? OK, I suspect there are all kinds of ways, but never mind that. This is a great read for readers, writers, & wannabe writers.

Books about writing, King says, “are filled with bu(($&^it”. So, he takes the approach of telling us how 𝘩𝘦 became a writer, & about how 𝘩𝘦 writes. Excellent book.

Full review: https://tinyurl.com/29z7am4j

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Just started reading this yesterday. Really good so far.

Julsmarshall The Rock Bottom Remainders used to play in Sun Valley from time to time when I lived there and we saw them a few times. They were a lot of fun and what they lacked i musical prowess, they made up for with enthusiasm 🤗 3mo
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Fast paced and fascinating book about three teenagers who become part of the Dutch Resistance during the Nazi occupation. So fast paced though that - even though the author lays at all the pieces - the inherent emotional punch in their story doesn't quite come through the page.

Would be a good book for young adults who are looking to move beyond the YA shelf.

Full review: https://tinyurl.com/2wsc9fuc

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My latest haul from @LibraryThing Early Reviewers. As I've mentioned before I love that program. It's a fun & easy way to get a free sneak peek at new books. I mostly request ebooks because I think your chances are better, but I decided to try for the physical book on this one.

The author is an Innocence Project lawyer, & the book is about “the flood of rotten forensics and bogus scientific opinions presented to juries.“ Due out April 5th.

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A historical true crime story with a connection to the TV show Twin Peaks. In 1908 the young, blonde, and beautiful Hazel Drew was murdered. Her murder was never solved.

I did enjoy the history but ultimately was disappointed at the inconclusiveness of the true crime story. The authors offer a possible solution, but after 100 years that's all they can do.

Full review if interested: https://tinyurl.com/yckw2c5v

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Annihilation | Jeff VanderMeer
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Paper books, audiobooks, or ebooks, it doesn't really matter to me. I know many folks are in one camp or another, but I go back and forth, & often have a book in all three formats going at once.

Here are four short reads I recently finished on my Kindle. 3 from Kindle Unlimited, 1 from Libby.

Liked the Most: Colm Tóibín's The Shortest Day.
Liked the Least: ER Wills' What Happened to Neil Frost?

Full Blog Post: https://tinyurl.com/542m387m

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The Rise of Silas Lapham | William Dean Howells
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1. Yes!! I have my own classic book challenge this year (one a month from my Modern Library collection). Tagged is this month's read.

2. I'll answer with a very old classic. I've had Seamus Heaney's trans. of Beowulf forever, & I've still not read it. Did read Sioned Davies trans. of The Mabinogion last year. Loved it. But poor Beowulf keeps getting buried on my TBR.

Thanks @TiminCalifornia for tagging me.

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stevesbookstuf1 Now looking at Reedsy's list of 100 classic books. Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is #64. Stephen King's The Shining is #75.

Am I really that old?

https://reedsy.com/discovery/blog/classic-books
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TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 🤩📚 4mo
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Overview of political warfare between America and Russia from the Cold War thru 2020 -i.e., espionage, disinformation, cyberwar and sabotage. Despite the fact that it's two years old it is directly relevant to the ongoing war in Ukraine and helps provide context around Putin's motivations.

Written by NYT nat'l security & intelligence reporter. HIGHLY recommend to fans of history or current events.

Full review: https://tinyurl.com/28kwz7tc

DogMomIrene All I had todo was read your review to my husband, and his response was, “what‘s the title again?” Book will be arriving Tuesday👏🏼 4mo
stevesbookstuf1 Great! How you like it. 4mo
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Given the current state of world affairs, look what fate has put at the top of my TBR. Timely reading, and an excellent follow up to my last book.

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Well written & very readable book on geopolitics by a long-time foreign correspondent for Sky News. It's written from a European perspective, & covers 10 countries / regions in, around or with ties to Europe & the UK (except for the chapter about outer space!) Packed with interesting facts, you're sure to learn from it. Well worth it for fans of history or geopolitics.

Audiobook: read by the author.

Full review: https://tinyurl.com/2p9xpsku

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Progress report (Sooo official!) on my #LGBTQBookBingo so far.

𝗢𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗲 𝗖𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿 - 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘚𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘥 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘚𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘦𝘵 by C M Caplan
𝗣𝘂𝗯𝗹𝗶𝘀𝗵𝗲𝗱 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟮 - 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘓𝘢𝘴𝘵 𝘎𝘪𝘧𝘵𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘜𝘯𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘦 by Rory August
𝗧𝗿𝗮𝗻𝘀 𝗔𝘂𝘁𝗵𝗼𝗿 - 𝘚𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘭 𝘗𝘦𝘰𝘱𝘭𝘦 𝘈𝘳𝘦 𝘛𝘺𝘱𝘪𝘯𝘨 by Calvin Kasulke
𝗚𝗿𝗮𝗽𝗵𝗶𝗰 𝗡𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗹 - 𝘉𝘭𝘰𝘰𝘮 by Kevin Panetta & Savanna Ganucheau

All are ⭐⭐⭐⭐ reads.

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Kenyazero Looks like a an excellent selection so far! 4mo
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2022 is turning out to be a great year for me for debut indie sci-fi / fantasy. I REALLY liked this one. Only 200 pages but author Rory August packed a lot into them. Scary monsters, long dead civilizations, a race to unravel an ancient mystery, and a pair of siblings & their cat traveling thru the stars. But it's the exploration of love & relationships that makes it shine. ARC - book due 4/7 on kindle.

Full review: https://tinyurl.com/48suvksy

stevesbookstuf1 The narrator & author are trans too, so it's one more for this year's #LGBTQBookBingo 🙂 @Kenyazero (edited) 4mo
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First book I've DNF'd in quite a while. Had this on hold at the library, and it seemed like the kind of book I like. It's also gotten great reviews.

Nope. I was expecting a history of how views of the Neanderthals have changed over time. Instead it's in-depth chapters on the archaeological evidence we have, and how its been interpreted. Dry, dry, dry.

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The 2nd book in my challenge of one book per month from my Modern Library collection.

Ever read a book & listen to the audiobook at the same time? I did on this one. It's my first time reading Joyce. Not an easy read, so having someone reading it along with me helped. I also “cheated“ & watched a couple of video reviews along the way to aid understanding (and googled stuff). Ended up liking it a lot.

Full review: https://tinyurl.com/59nhjcwp

stevesbookstuf1 The audiobook, by the way, was from Librivox - the version read by Peter Bobbe. He really did an excellent job verbalizing the text, that, at times, was hard to figure out from the words on the page. Earned the almost 5 stars the recording has. He also had a slightly different edit than what I had before me in writing, which jarred a bit each time a difference came up, but they were few enough and inconsequential enough not to matter. (edited) 4mo
tokorowilliamwallace Nice, a slim Modern Library hardback edition! I love the aesthetics of these editions. 4mo
GondorGirl Good work! I absolutely cannot get through Joyce. I took a course on him in college and still couldn't manage. It was the only lit class I ever dropped. 😪 4mo
stevesbookstuf1 @GondorGirl I was expecting it to be worse than it was, but it surprised me. 4mo
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White Nights | Deb Davies
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Last month I highlighted an ebook here that I'd gotten through the LibraryThing Early Reviewers program. I'm a regular user of LibraryThing, and the program seem to have at least one title I'd like to read each month, sometimes more.

I have two on my TBR pile right now. Both caught my attention because of their connection to Michigan, my home state. This one is an indie murder mystery set not too far from where I live. Should be fun!

stevesbookstuf1 My spotlight post for this book on my blog: https://tinyurl.com/3vyf6mmu 4mo
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A well written & accessible book on a complex subject by a capable academic expert. This book is a guide to understanding intelligence, the agencies that engage in it, the types of intelligence they gather, challenges to effective intelligence, counterintelligence, & the growing relevance and importance of cyber intelligence.

I know that sounds like a lot, but she really packages it for us non-experts.

Full review: https://tinyurl.com/477rt4ud

stevesbookstuf1 ... And yes my amaryllis is way late. It's a carry over from Christmas 2020, and I think it's outgrown it's pot and gotten root bound... 4mo
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Dual story of the Bounty mutineers & the author's own present-day travel to Pitcairn Island - where Fletcher Christian & the others settled. Uneven - I actually liked the travel story better than the Bounty mutineers. Narrative history is hard to do right, & Presser is a travel author - so maybe not surprising. But any story with “Massacre Day“ as a plot point will hold your interest!

ARC. Book due 3/8. Full review: https://tinyurl.com/ybjmynvr

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Strange, quirky & hilarious are words used to describe this book. All true - along with quick & compulsively readable. Gerald, while WFH at a PR firm, has his mind inexplicably sucked up into the firm's Slack messaging system. Hilarity & some existential stuff ensue. This ended exactly as I expected, & at the same time included something I hadn't expected at all (but really liked). I LOL'd more than once.

Full review: https://tinyurl.com/2fc8xy9a

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Retired college professor & presidential historian Burton Kaufman tackles the Obama presidency. A well-researched and well done book, and refreshingly these days without an obvious political agenda. Written like you'd expect from a history professor - neutral and a bit dry. I did like it, but I was disappointed that it doesn't seem to have anything new to say. ARC copy - book due on 3/15.

Full review, if interested: https://tinyurl.com/5fsm2eyp

tokorowilliamwallace I have two books on the Obama administrations, one by his speech writer, and the second about the 2012 presidential election. At that time I was avidly watching and reading political analysis, commentary, and theory, as well as watching daily press conferences and some congressional session cams. It was an interesting, vibrant political time and conversation during his administrations, when I was in my twenties. 4mo
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𝘽𝙡𝙤𝙤𝙢 is the story of two teen boys trying to figure out what life has in store for them post high school. A coming-of-age romance, the book has as its main setting the family bakery owned by one of the boy's parents. A cute, fun, quick read and the bakery store LGBTQ romance I didn't know I needed! And it's my first ever graphic novel! I know, I'm a late bloomer (pun intended). 😁

Full review here: https://tinyurl.com/rewjfwnm

GondorGirl I really enjoyed this one. The artwork was absolutely beautiful. 4mo
GondorGirl And since you're new to graphic novels, I'll also recommend this similar feeling series 4mo
stevesbookstuf1 I've seen that series mentioned quite a bit. I'll have to check it out... 4mo
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