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Blanca

After I finished Tess of the d'Ubervilles from my high school's summer reading list, I closed the book and said to myself, "I am going to read all the Classics." I have read a lot of them, but I evolved and expanded my repertoire to include: biographies, memoir, recent fiction, poetry, manga, philosphy, history, and several other nonficiton genres. My favorite authors are: Haruki Murakami, Thomas Hardy, Virginia Woolf, John Steinbeck, Graham Greene, Jeannette Winterson, and Anna North. I belong to four book clubs, and I love how I get to encounter books I would never have known about otherwise.

Welcome to the Mysteryverse

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Tue, 11/28/2023 - 6:21pm
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Welcome to the Mysteryverse: A World of Unsolved Wonders By Clive Gifford, Good Wives and Warriors (Illustrator) Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780711280496
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Published: Wide Eyed Editions - October 3rd, 2023

Fascinating, vibrant, bite-sized musings on various subjects, with clever alliterative headings (Cosmic Conundrums and People Puzzlers), for which we do not have conclusive answers, so it is great for curious minds with minutes to spare, or those dreary winter afternoons with nothing better to do. I found it to be a great reminder that there is still so much we can study and explore. [Blanca]


Alebrijes

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sat, 10/28/2023 - 5:24pm
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Alebrijes By Donna Barba Higuera Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781646142637
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Published: Levine Querido - October 3rd, 2023

Higuera strikes again!I was at the edge of my seat, holding on to dear reason, because there were moments where I was unsure of the outcome. Through an imaginative premise, we are presented with explorations on truth, identity, and does the end justify the means? [Blanca]


Station Eternity

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sat, 10/21/2023 - 6:09pm
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Station Eternity (The Midsolar Murders #1) By Mur Lafferty Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9780593098110
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Published: Ace - October 4th, 2022

The writing in this scifi murder mystery is brilliant. I chuckled out loud at several parts in the book. Lafferty gives her plot and characters plenty of thought, so the story is superbly crafted. It's a total page-turner! [Blanca]


Midnight Duet

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sat, 10/21/2023 - 1:53pm
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Midnight Duet By Jen Comfort Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781542038515
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Published: Montlake - January 10th, 2023

Expect smart sexy characters, witty banter, and the collision of glam metal with Phantom of the Opera vibes--I've not been disappointed by one of Jen Comfort's romances. She builds passion out of the passions of her characters, and the conflicts they face make for a good plot. [Blanca]


I Do Everything I'm Told

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Fri, 10/13/2023 - 2:06pm
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I Do Everything I'm Told By Megan Fernandes Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781953534880
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Published: Tin House Books - June 20th, 2023

The best poetry I've read this year is in this collection! I read it cover to cover, underlined, and drew little hearts at every line, stanza, metaphor I loved. Megan Fernandes astounded me with her control of structure and form. [Blanca]


Bride of the Barrier Master Vol. 2

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Fri, 08/25/2023 - 3:05pm
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Bride of the Barrier Master, Vol. 2 By Kureha, Linda Liu (Translated by) Cover Image
By Kureha, Linda Liu (Translated by)
$15.00
ISBN: 9781975370336
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Published: Yen On - August 22nd, 2023

I have to admit that the second installment requires some patience, but once the action starts, it soars! And we get to see more of Hana's independent fighting spirit. [Blanca]


Night Vision

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Wed, 07/26/2023 - 1:54pm
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Night Vision: Seeing Ourselves Through Dark Moods By Mariana Alessandri Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780691215457
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Published: Princeton University Press - May 9th, 2023

Have you encountered the phrase "sit with your feeling" and wondered what that meant? With this book, you will be sitting in the company of six philosophers, including the author, through anger, sadness, grief, depression, and anxiety. Night Vision is a paragon of philosophy in practice. [Blanca]


Empire of the Sun

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Wed, 07/19/2023 - 2:28pm
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Empire of the Sun By J. G. Ballard Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780743265232
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Published: Simon & Schuster - March 7th, 2005

In his straightforward prose, Ballard writes a semiautobiographical novel of his childhood in a Japanese concentration camp. It's a side of WWII that we do not hear of very often. It gives you a glimpse of why  he is well qualified to write his dystopian novels. [Blanca]


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