Book Review: Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore

…the whole world is just a patchwork quilt of crazy little cults, all with their own secret spaces, their own records, their own rules. – Robin Sloan Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore is a wonderful, wonderful book! You would find your eyes glossing over tech/nerd/geek speak but the witty side comments are sure…

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Divergence

If our languages won’t divide us, our values will. This is the ultimate lesson that I learned from reading Divergent by Veronica Roth, another post-apocalyptic young adult fiction.  In this latest dystopian book that I read, the known world has become divided into five factions according to the values that…

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Dystopia

The year 2012 is less than 24 hours away and for the last 120 hours, I have been stuffing my thoughts with post-end-of-the-world stories.  I wonder if December 22, 2012 will still come, knowing that the ancient Mayans predicted that our world’s demise is at hand.  Hence, I think that…

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Book Review: The Pledge by Kimberly Derting

I love languages.  I love learning new ones and I love eavesdropping on people who think I don’t understand what they are saying.  So it won’t come as a surprise that I found The Pledge by Kimberly Derting highly intriguing when I first read the summary. This girl Charlaina, Charlie for…

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(Not-So-Perfect) Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick

I have recently finished the third book of the Hush Hush series called Silence.  And after carefully going through it, knowing that I would have to write another book review about it, I noted several improvements relative to the first two books. Read my review of Hush Hush and Crescendo. Despite…

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Crescendo to Letdown: Better to Just Hush

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Yup, I believe the title just about sums up what I think about these fallen angel books by Becca Fitzpatrick.  Granted, the third book in the saga is not yet out, God knows how many there are, but after reading the first two, I would not be one to expect…

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