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Can't Talk | June 18, 2018

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Pancake Sex Book Club: A Princess in Theory

May 21, 2018 |

In anticipation of the royal wedding, Pancake Sex Book Club read “A Princess in Theory” by Alyssa Cole, which is a delightful book with this premise: What if those Nigerian prince scam emails were real?

Next month (OK, really … Read More

Nat’s Review: Creatures of Will and Temper

March 28, 2018 |

I’ve never read “The Picture of Dorian Grey,” the story that provided the inspiration for Molly Tanzer’s “Creatures of Will and Temper.” Everything I know about it comes from references in pop culture. However, what little I do know about … Read More

Pancake Sex Book Club: The Binti Trilogy

February 19, 2018 |

This month, we decided to read all three “Binti” books—”Binti,” “Home,” and “The Night Masquerade”—by the incomparable Nnedi Okorafor. Next month, we’ll be reading “Ghost Talkers” by Mary Robinette Kowal.

 

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Nat Reviews: The Collapsing Empire

December 14, 2017 |

I debated writing about my thoughts on the “The Collapsing Empire.” John Scalzi doesn’t need my help selling book, but I really liked the book. Since Can’t Talk lets me write (sometimes to excess) about the things I like, I … Read More

Phasma: An Origin Story that Maintains Mystery

October 18, 2017 |

Origin stories are a hit or miss for me. This is especially true when it comes to villains, and particularly those characters who are meant to inspire fear. Hannibal Lecter is a good example of this; the more we learned … Read More

Recs for Audiobook Month

June 28, 2017 |

June is apparently Audiobook Month. I’m not sure if this is really a thing, or if Audible made it up, but it seems as good a time as any for some audiobook recs! There are so many factors that make … Read More

Pancake Sex Book Club: A Wrinkle in Time

June 12, 2017 |

This month, Pancake Sex Book Club talked Madeleine L’Engle’s “A Wrinkle in Time,” which manages to remain super current.

We also recommend that everyone read “The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas but felt no one needed to hear … Read More

Pancake Sex Book Club: The Girl from Everywhere

April 2, 2017 |

Pancake Sex Book Club talked Heidi Heilig’s “The Girl from Everywhere.”

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My Brand Is Despair Books

December 24, 2016 |

Hello darkness, my old friend.

Anyone who follows me on Twitter or Goodreads knows my real book brand is despair and gross sobbing.

So here are the top books I read this year that made it really difficult to get … Read More

Sometimes I Read Happy Books, OK

December 20, 2016 |

I read a lot of books this year (116 and counting).

There was a good mix of literary and genre fiction—though much of it ranged from sad to outright snot-busters.

Still, some of it was sweet or even hopeful. So … Read More