Weekly Wrap Up 30 Nov – 6 Dec: A Murder-y Week

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This will be a very short wrap-up. I only read one book (!) and didn’t buy or receive anything new. As I got forgot to bring my book to commute not once but twice (!!) this week, my reading time was very limited. I’m hoping to read more next week but I’m definitely not going to push it. I’m enjoying a slower pace of reading and taking more time to do other things as well. So I calmly spent the entire week reading We Keep the Dead Close!

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Review: Big Damn Hero by James Lovegrove and Nancy Holder

Big Damn Hero by James Lovegrove and Nancy Holder

Category: Science Fiction

First Publication Date: November 20, 2018


Synopsis: The Battle of Serenity Valley was the turning point that led the Independents to their defeat at the hands of the Alliance. Yet the Browncoats had held the valley for weeks against all odds, before being ordered to lay down their arms. Command stated they refused to send in airpower because the ground war was “too hot.” But the soldiers who were there insist that was not true…

While picking up a new cargo on Persephone, Captain Malcolm Reynolds is kidnapped by a bunch of embittered veteran Browncoats who suspect him of sabotaging the Independents during the war. As the rest of the crew struggle to locate him, Mal is placed on trial for his life, fighting compelling evidence that someone did indeed betray them to the Alliance all those years ago. As old comrades and old rivals crawl out of the woodwork, Mal must prove his innocence, but his captors are desperate and destitute, and will settle for nothing less than the culprit’s blood. 

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2021 Releases I’m Anticipating

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It’s this time of the year again – when Best Ofs and Most Anticipated lists come out. I love reading those! So below are the books to be released in 2021 I am most looking forward to.

January

Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo
January 19, 2021

This is a story about two girls falling in love in 1950s, one of them a Chinese-American whose father is in danger of being deported. This sounds like such a lovely and intense historical romance, I’m so looking forward to reading it!

A Dowry of Blood by C. L. Clark
January 31, 2021

This is a novella about Dracula’s bride and I heard “Sapphic yearning” and “vampires” and so here we are! This is a Gothic story about Dracula’s bride discovering his dark secrets.

February

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Mini-Reviews of Non-Fiction November Reads: Between the World and Me, The Princess Diarist and more

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Non-Fiction November is now over, can you believe it? It’s been a wildly productive month in terms of reading (not so much in other areas, oops), so decided to put together all my reviews for NonFicNov reads, in case someone is looking for inspiration.

Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness by William Styron

Categories: Non-Fiction, Memoir, Mental Health

First Publication Date: September 4, 1990

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