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Book Reviews

Sometimes I Read Happy Books, OK

December 20, 2016 |

I read a lot of books this year (116 and counting).

There was a good mix of literary and genre fiction—though much of it ranged from sad to outright snot-busters.

Still, some of it was sweet or even hopeful. So … Read More

Pancake Sex Book Club does “Emma: A Modern Retelling”

September 27, 2016 |

Spoiler: We kind of hated it



(Image from “Jane Austen Cover to Cover” by Margaret C. Sullivan by way of this also unfavorable review of “Emma: A Modern Retelling.”)

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Pancake Sex Book Club: “The Fifth Season” by N.K. Jemisin

August 22, 2016 |

In August’s Pancake Sex Book Club, we talked about Hugo Award-winning “The Fifth Season” by N.K. Jemisin. Most of us loved it; one of us only made it 50 pages before giving up.

Next month, we’re reading “Emma: A … Read More

Favorite (Audio) Reads

August 19, 2016 |

It’s Favorite Reads week here at Can’t Talk, and I am going to be slightly deviant. As usual.

I know there are people who can’t stand the pacing of an audio book, but I love them. I am motion sick … Read More

Of Harpers and Dragons

August 17, 2016 |

Please enjoy this post from guest writer Beth on her early favorite books.

For as long as I can remember, I have always loved to read. One of my favorite summer haunts was the public library, and I would always … Read More

10-Second Reviews: 24in48 Edition

July 29, 2016 |

Over the weekend, I participated for the first time in the #24in48 readathon. It’s pretty straightforward: You pledge to read 24 hours out of a 48-hour weekend. I clocked in at a little more than 24 hours. I read five … Read More

“The Girl With All The Gifts” and “The Fireman”

May 27, 2016 |

It’s Apocalypse Week here at Can’t Talk Media, which is convenient for me because I love apocalypse stories. Here are two mini-reviews of recent end-of-everything-thanks-to-a-fungus books I’ve enjoyed. It’s a strange duo but a delightful one.

I’ve tried not to … Read More

Pancake Sex Book Club: “Shadowshaper”

May 23, 2016 |

This month, we read “Shadowshaper” by Daniel José Older. In other exciting news, we all liked it! Thanks, as usual, to our friends at BlankShowCast for hosting the book club.



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Review: ‘A Field Guide to the F Word’: In a Word? Meh

April 12, 2016 |

(I received a free copy of “A Field Guide to the F Word” by Ben Parker in exchange for my honest review. The book was published Jan. 5, 2016, by Valley Press, an imprint of Lone Wolf Consortium.)

If there … Read More

Pancake Sex Book Club: “Sorcerer to the Crown” by Zen Cho

April 7, 2016 |

Pancake Sex Book Club talks Zen Cho’s delightful “Sorcerer to the Crown,” which was my pick. Mostly, we just gush about how great Prunella is—because she’s seriously fantastic.

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