Jan. 5th, 2016

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Libriomancer(reread), Codex Born, and Unbound by Jim C. Hines
This was a really fun series - the central premise is that libriomancers can pull magical (or sfnal or prosaicly useful) objects out of books, and then it complicates itself from there. I really enjoyed each book, and all the characters, though none of them *quite* floated my boat like Hines' kickass princesses do.
(312, 314, 349)

Sally Heathcote: Suffragette, by Mary M. Talbot et al
Fictional but historically detailed story about a maid who becomes a suffragette. Lots of class stuff in here (unsurprising given authors). I liked it.

Author: A True Story, by Helen Lester
So cool! Nonfiction autobiography for kids by a well-known children's author, which really talked about what her life is like without glossing over her own faults and struggles. Would have LOVED this when I was a kid. Warm and fuzzy feelings for it now.

The Midnight Library, by Kazuno Kohara
Lovely illustrations with a very airy feeling, and a story to match. <3.

The Girl Who Hated Books, by Manjusha Pawagi, illustrated by Leanne Franson
This book was quite concretely illustrated, so that you get a real sense of how oppressive the books are in this young child's life - teetering piles of them everywhere, distracting her parents, etc. SPOILER: books turn out to be okay ;). And the journey to get there is credible. Not bad at all.

Eoin Colfer's Legend of Spud Murphy, by Eoin Colfer
Hilarious middle grade novel about a pair of brothers and their encounters with a dread librarian (aka Spud Murphy). I literally got the giggles, I literally laughed out loud, I literally slapped my thigh. Can't wait to see what the 10 year old I know thinks of it.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season 10, vol. 1: New Rules and vol. 2: I Wish, by Joss Whedon et al
Season 10 is SOOOOOOOOOOO much better than Season 9 was. Thank you writers for pulling yourselves back together!! Now if I could just figure out which Angel & Faith volumes I *have* and which ones I need to buy, and then catch up on those, I would be all set.
(319, 321)


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