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November Spawned a Monster

Reader. Log-whisperer. Game-designer. Cheerful little t-rex in a sundress.

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Fortress Draconis (The DragonCrown War Cycle, Book 1)
Michael A. Stackpole
Dark Tide
Elizabeth Haynes
Too Close for Comfort - Niamh O'Connor

Liz bit her tongue because she needed the job. Everything in her life had changed since Derek's business had gone bust. His building company had specialized in extensions and renovations at a time when the banks were writing to home-owners pleading with them to borrow money. Those years had enabled them to buy her dream house. He'd worried she'd find it humiliating to have to serve their yummy-mummy neighbors wearing a shiny blue pinafore with her hair scraped up under a cap, but Liz wasn't like that. A job was a job. She wasn't going to let anyone take her home without a fight.



BOOKLET OR TOME? Yes! Depends on the book! But with a lot of fantasy it does tend toward the tome end of the scale.


PRE-OWNED OR NEW? Pre-owned! Reduce, re-use, re-read, recycle!


HISTORICAL FICTION OR FANTASY? Fantasy! History could always use improving!


HARDCOVER OR PAPERBACK?  Paperback! They're lighter and hurt less when you fall asleep reading and drop them on your face!


FUNNY OR SAD?  Funny! I am allergic to sad!


DO YOU PREFER READING IN SUMMER OR IN WINTER? Yes! Too cold to go outside? READ. Too hot to go outside? READ.


CLASSICS OR MAINSTREAM?  Mainstream! Classics are usually dead white male canon!




CRIME NOVEL OR THRILLER?  Both! Especially those that are kind of both themselves! (Lin Anderson, Niamh O'Connor, Mo Hayder, Michael Connelly)


E-BOOK OR PRINT EDITION?  Print! Especially now Readmill's going under!


COLLECTING OR CLEARING OUT?  Collecting! It's a problem!


INTERNET OR BOOKSTORE? Internet! It's always open and I don't have to put on pants!


BACKLIST OR NEW PUBLICATION? Mostly backlist! I'm broke with access to multiple libraries!


BEST OR BAD SELLER? Neither! Books recced by friends!


COOKBOOK OR BAKING BOOK? Neither! But I do like non-fiction restaurant memoirs and culinary mysteries. Some of the food is described so well I don't even need recipes.

The Chalk Girl (Kathleen Mallory, #10) - Carol O'Connell
"A boy screamed, "Look! Look!" He jabbed the air with his pointing finger. "More rats!"

Oh dear God, there were dozens of them.

Mrs. Lanyard raised her cane, prepared to defend the little ones against this moving brown carpet of quivering, twitchy fur that was headed their way. However, the children -- all wonderfully equipped to survive -- promptly abandoned the old lady and ran off. "