Author Archives: April

About April

I'm a librarian, reader, and writer whose main goal in life is to be able to swim in books the way Scrooge McDuck swims in money. Although my reading choices will always be wildly eclectic and I never plan on leaving any genre unexplored, my favorite reads tend to be Fantasy, Young Adult, Science Fiction, Gay Romance, or Historical Fiction. You can e-mail me at inspector[dot]librarian[at]gmail[dot]com.

Review: Little Sweet Potato by Amy Beth Bloom and Noah Z. Jones

How did I get it?: I ordered it for my library. I thought it might be a good pick for a Story Time and it definitely is. Why did I read it?: The cover alone was enough of an enticement … Continue reading

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Books to Look For: Crowflight by Sunny Moraine

Summary: Turn is a member of the ancient Crow tribe, a Psychopomp in training—a guide of souls into the lands beyond death—with a bright future ahead of her, until she witnesses the suspicious loss of a soul between worlds. Accused … Continue reading

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Short Fiction Round-Up #4

Since I’m still having trouble reviewing books, I figured I would review some shorter pieces I’ve read recently. They’re all available online for free reading too, so be sure to click on the links to read them! “The Study of Monstrosities” … Continue reading

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Harry Potter and the Too Many Books With the Same Cover Incident

I suspect there a point in every reader’s life where they wonder just how they ended up with so many copies of various Harry Potter titles. If you don’t have this problem, I envy you because after unpacking at my … Continue reading

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A Much-Delayed Return

Hello again and… Wow. It has been sort of a ridiculously long time since I attempted a blog entry! I have to admit at the time –which was back in October of 2012– that I just felt a general sense … Continue reading

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Highlights from the Book Horde #60

Highlights from the Book Horde is a weekly post where I list the awesome books I’ve recently purchased, borrowed, received in the mail, or checked out of the library.     In the Mail: Amazing boxes of Halloween and Holiday Reads from … Continue reading

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Review: Your House Is on Fire, Your Children All Gone by Stefan Kiesbye

How did I get it: My library. Why did I read it: The book looked scary and unusual and familiar all at the same time. I figured it would make for a refreshing change in one way or another. Summary:  The village of Hemmersmoor is a … Continue reading

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