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Book Review- An Easy Death (Gunnie Rose Book 1) by Charlaine Harris

Originally published on my other site, Metawitches.com.

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book cover of An Easy Death

The first thing Gunnie Rose does when she gets her own book series is get a makeover haircut, to show how her life is about to go through some drastic changes. Gunnie Rose, who is also known as Lizbeth, actually has multiple reasons for her new look. She’s a 19 year old woman who lives in what would be the southwestern US, if she lived in our world, and her work as an almost magical sharpshooter keeps her outdoors most of the time, so her long hair gets hot and sticky. Plus her hair grows in long ringlets, which her boyfriend paid more attention to than he did to the rest of her, so she figured it was time to remind him to pay more attention to the person underneath the hair. But probably most importantly of all, since she’s called Gunnie for a good reason, the ringlets are…

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The Testaments by Margaret Atwood: Spoilery Discussion

Originally posted on my other site, Metawitches.com.

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My non spoilery review of The Testaments is HERE. This post will comment on the book in detail and assumes readers have already finished reading it.

This is going to be a series of observations and analysis, in no particular order, rather than a straight review. I’d love to hear what everyone else thinks and if you agree or disagree with me. There are minor spoilers for the TV series The Handmaid’s Tale.

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Book Review: Circle Round: Raising Children in Goddess Traditions by Starhawk, Diane Baker & Anne Hill

Circle Round: Raising Children in the Goddess Tradition by Starhawk, Diane Baker & Anne Hill * Illustrated by Sarah Ceres Boore * Format: Paperback Book * February 1, 2000 😸😸😸😸😸 Rated 5/5 happy lap cats Circle Round was one of the books I reached for the most as I was raising my children, so much so,… Continue reading Book Review: Circle Round: Raising Children in Goddess Traditions by Starhawk, Diane Baker & Anne Hill

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Ursula K Le Guin 1929-2018: We’ve Lost One of the Greats (Plus Book Review of The Lathe of Heaven)

It is above all by the imagination that we achieve perception and compassion and hope. -Ursula K Le Guin Ursula K Le Guin has been one of my favorite authors for more than 40 years, ever since the first time I read a Wizard of Earthsea as a young teenager. I've read it, and all… Continue reading Ursula K Le Guin 1929-2018: We’ve Lost One of the Greats (Plus Book Review of The Lathe of Heaven)

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Book Review: Snapshot by Brandon Sanderson

Snapshot by Brandon Sanderson * Format: Kindle * February 17, 2017 😸😸😸😸½🔵 Rated 4.5/5 happy lap cats Snapshot is a near future neo noir novella about a pair of washed up police detectives who are kept on the force to do court-ordered investigative work inside the Snapshot Project, an on demand, perfect recreation of any recent… Continue reading Book Review: Snapshot by Brandon Sanderson

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Book Review: Hamilton’s Battalion- A Trio of Romances by Rose Lerner, Courtney Milan & Alyssa Cole

Hamilton's Battalion: A Trio of Romances by Rose Lerner, Courtney Milan & Alyssa Cole * Format: Kindle * October 17, 2017 😸😸😸😸½🔵 Rated 4.5 happy lap cats Hamilton's Battalion is a collection of three historical romance novellas, one from each author, each having some connection to Founding Father Alexander Hamilton and the siege at Yorktown, VA,… Continue reading Book Review: Hamilton’s Battalion- A Trio of Romances by Rose Lerner, Courtney Milan & Alyssa Cole

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Book Review: Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich

Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdich * Format: Kindle * November 14, 2017 😸😸😸½🔵 Rated 3.5 happy lap cats Spoiler Free: Future Home of the Living God is a confusing book. On the one hand, I loved most of it. At 67%, I would have rated it a 5. At 90%, I would… Continue reading Book Review: Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich

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Book Review: Hiroshima by John Hersey

Hiroshima by John Hersey * Format: Paperback Book * 8/31/1946 Not for the faint of heart, this powerful, slim little volume recounts the stories of the survivors of the first atomic bomb attack in history, when the US dropped the bomb on the city of Hiroshima, Japan on August 6, 1945. The book starts on… Continue reading Book Review: Hiroshima by John Hersey

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Book Review: The Night of the Moths by Riccardo Bruni

The Night of the Moths by Riccardo Bruni * Translated by Anne Milano Appel * Format: Kindle * 12/1/17 😸😸😸½🔵 Rated 3.5 happy lap cats The Night of the Moths, by Riccardo Bruni, translated into English by Anne Milano Appel, is a deceptively quick read. It takes place in a small Italian beach resort town, and… Continue reading Book Review: The Night of the Moths by Riccardo Bruni

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Book Review: An Excess Male- A Novel by Maggie Shen King

An Excess Male: A Novel by Maggie Shen King * Format: Kindle * 10//12/17  😸😸😸😸🔵 (Rated 4/5 happy lap cats) Contains Spoilers An Excess Male, by Maggie Shen King is a work of speculative fiction that takes place in Beijing, China in the near future, specifically the year 2030. It's set in a dystopia of sorts… Continue reading Book Review: An Excess Male- A Novel by Maggie Shen King