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Meg Stivison
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You know I love Crazy Rich Asians, China Rich Girlfriend, and Rich People Problems, so I’m excited to see the movie. The trailer makes it look more like a romance, with a hint of the boiling family drama in the background, so I hope the delightful…
Crazy Rich Asians
Crazy Rich Asians
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When The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue opens, wealthy dilettante Henry Montague and his best friend Percy are setting off on the Grand Tour. Unfortunately, it looks to be more educational than Monty and Percy would like, since they’ll be…
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Happy All The Time by Laurie Colvin tells the story of Guido and Vincent, third cousins and best friends, and of Holly and Misty, the two women they eventually meet and marry. Character-driven stories are great, even better if the book’s really all about…
Happy All The Time
Happy All The Time
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It’s really hard to get away from news about Bitcoin and cryptocurrency right now, so when I got the chance to read and review Blockchain: Uncovering Blockchain Technology, Cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin and the Future of Money, I thought it would be a good…
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In the Japanese novel Go, Sugihara is a zainichi chosenjin, a Korean national, but resident in Japan, the child of Korean workers conscripted during the Japanese occupation of Korea. His family is originally from Jeju Island, which, again, is a place I’d…
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The Candle-Factory Girl was a perfectly pleasant working-class family drama, but including some of the worst historical world-building I’ve ever read. The plot is regularly interrupted by awkward exposition comments: “How about those upcoming 1932…
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Queerly Loving is a new collection of queer, genderqueer and/or polyamorous stories.  No tragic love stories here, no building up a romance and then killing someone off (I’m looking at you, Star Trek: Discovery), just lots of interesting worldbuilding and…
Queerly Loving
Queerly Loving
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Dead Men Walking by Kwen Griffeth tells the story of Detective Nate Burns investigating an unusual murder. Burns is an interesting character, clearly intelligent and dedicated, but dealing with his own personal issues.    The story opens with a strange…
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Nice writeup of our card game Takeout.
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Takeout
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I really enjoyed Julian Fellowes’ Snobs, a drily observational manners novel in which a marchioness sticks to her childhood nickname of Googie as a power move to keep social inferiors calling her by her title. If you only know Julian Fellowes from Downton…
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