Recent Reading, January 2021

Recent Reading, January 2021

I've been doing a fair amount of reading these days, which has been really great. I feel like I've found my reading mojo again--finally. So here's a few things I've read recently: First up is Eva Leigh's Union of the Rakes series. These two books were a lot of fun--fluffy Regency romance with protagonists of a scientific and economic bent, respectively....

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Review: The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow

Review: The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow

Oh my goodness gracious, this book. This was the portal fantasy I didn't know I needed. The narrator of the of Alix E. Harrow's debut novel, The Ten Thousand Doors of January is the titular January Scaller. SHe grew up as the ward of the mysterious Mr. Locke, in his mansion and amongst his collected curiosities. January herself is a bit of a curiosity,...

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Review: An Unkindness of Magicians by Kat Howard

Review: An Unkindness of Magicians by Kat Howard

It took me an unconscionably long time to get to Kat Howard’s latest novel An Unkindness of Magicians. I loved her first book, Roses and Rot—it reminded me of Charles de Lint in the very best sort of way—and thus, this was a day of release purchase for me. Why I didn’t get to it for months is beyond me. At any rate—this was the book I read the week I was...

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Review: Jane, Unlimited by Kristin Cashore

Review: Jane, Unlimited by Kristin Cashore

One of my favorite things about Kristin Cashore’s writing is that all her books are so different from each other. In Jane, Unlimited she’s taken this to the next level: while she does repeat herself within the book, the repetition is so ingenious and original that it becomes an integral part of the story she’s telling. Very briefly: the book is about Jane,...

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Hello! I'm Natalie Luhrs.

I write about books, culture, disability, and whatever else strikes my fancy. I have many opinions.

I am a two-time Hugo Award finalist, in 2017 for Best Fan Writer and in 2021 for my essay “George R.R. Martin Can Fuck Off Into the Sun, Or: The 2020 Hugo Awards Ceremony (Rageblog Edition)” in the Best Related Work category.

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