The Whistling Season, Ivan Doig

The Whistling Season, Ivan Doig

The joy of discovering a new-to-me author: I’d never even heard of Ivan Doig three weeks ago when a friend of mine commented on Facebook that The Whistling Season was a Kindle Daily Deal. So I checked it out, it looked interesting, and for $2, seemed worth taking a chance on. So thank you, Lee. Because I’m now a big Ivan Doig fan. In other words, I loved...

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A Week in Winter, Maeve Binchy

A Week in Winter, Maeve Binchy

When Maeve Binchy passed away last summer, she’d just completed work on her next manuscript, and her publisher has polished it up and released it.  Titled A Week in Winter, it’s a fitting swan song for one of my favorite writers, showing her usual deft touch for storytelling and creating characters you come to understand and care about as they move through...

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Looking Forward: 2013

Looking Forward: 2013

If you’re anything like me where books are concerned, then the start of a new year brings all sorts of excitement because it means potential new offerings from my favorite authors. Always a squee-worthy thought for me. So here’s a (very) brief list of what I’m looking forward to in 2013: • January 8th brings the latest Peter Robinson entry in his...

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The Light Between Oceans, M. L. Stedman

The Light Between Oceans, M. L. Stedman

When I picked this book up on my recent trip to the library, my initial attraction to it was the cover picture of the solid lighthouse against a backdrop of stars.  And I did what anyone does when they’re browsing library books—I read the flap cover, skimmed a few pages, and then, liking what I saw, I tucked it under my arm and continued browsing. So...

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The Casual Vacancy, J.K. Rowling

The Casual Vacancy, J.K. Rowling

So as it turns out, J.K. Rowling actually can write compelling fiction meant for adults that is not set in a magical world.  So let’s get that out of the way straight up.  I liked The Casual Vacancy quite a bit, in fact.  It’s not without some problems, but overall, it’s a solid effort.  What it is not is an easy book to read. The Casual Vacancy is set in...

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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.

Please do not offer me medical advice. I have something like 10 doctors and it’s already pretty challenging to keep up with what they want me to do. I do not have the bandwidth to process any advice that doesn’t come from one of my doctors, no matter how well meant the advice may be. Thank you!

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