Midnight Crossroad by Charlaine Harris

Story: B Narration: A Publisher’s Blurb: “From Charlaine Harris, the best-selling author who created Sookie Stackhouse the world of Bon Temps, Louisiana, comes a new, darker world – populated by more strangers than friends. But then, that’s how the locals prefer it. Welcome to Midnight, Texas, a town with many boarded-up windows and few full-time […]

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Every Day by David Levithan

Story: C- Narration: B- Quick Review: Although the premise was intriguing and provided a clever framework for a discussion of gender identity, sexual orientation, and the politics of gender expression, there was a such a lack of depth to the primary relationship (that was, ostensibly, the primary motivation for all of the protagonist’s actions) that […]

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Best of 2013 Audiobook Blog Hop

January 1st kicks off the Best of 2013 Audiobook Blog Hop hosted by The Book Nympho, Hot Listens, and Geeky Bloggers Book Blog and I’m excited to join in and share my top listens from the past year. Even as I write this I can imagine all the audiobooks in my TBL queue muttering about how they could have […]

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Night of Cake & Puppets by Laini Taylor

Cover image with the book title and author name centered over an image of an ornate brass birdcage set against a foggy background

Story: A Narration: A- Quick Review: Adorable! An amusing and romantic short story set in the generally more serious universe of Daughter of Smoke and Bone. The dual narration was unexpectedly perfect. Honestly? Don’t bother with the review, just go buy the audio. Publisher’s Blurb: In Night of Cake & Puppets, Taylor brings to life […]

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The Translator by Nina Schuyler

A white/beige cover with spiky bamboo leaves bordering the right and left sides has a red circle just below center with the silhouette of a woman with a ponytail inside it.

    Story: B Narration: B+ Quick Review: I liked this book quite a bit. The overall concept, the design of the protagonist’s character/story arc, the parallels between Hanne’s translation ability and how she related to people… all of that held a strong intellectual appeal for me. From the perspective of my internal emotional reader, […]

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