Review: Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore is amazing. This book is another one that I had heard a lot of people recommend over the last couple of years, but I didn’t really know what it was about. The fact that it had “Bookstore” in the title was enough to make me want to read it. What book lover doesn’t love books about bookstores, right? But surprisingly, this book seemed to me to be way more about computers and technology than about books. It was perfect for me! Clay takes the night shift at a bookstore after he cannot find a job doing computer work during the recession. […]

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Review: Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

I had never heard of┬áStalking Jack the Ripper until I listened to Kerri Maniscalco talk about it at BEA 2016. I never would have picked up this book otherwise. I don’t read horror, and the last Victorian era book I read, Etiquette and Espionage, I really did not enjoy. But the things Kerri said about this book changed my mind. She wrote this book for her grandmother who always loved a good whodunnit. I have started enjoying mysteries more and more, so I was intrigued by this comment. She wanted to incorporate her love of forensic science into her book. Hmm. Even more appealing, I […]

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