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Book Reviews

Of Harpers and Dragons

August 17, 2016 |

Please enjoy this post from guest writer Beth on her early favorite books.

For as long as I can remember, I have always loved to read. One of my favorite summer haunts was the public library, and I would always … Read More

10-Second Reviews: 24in48 Edition

July 29, 2016 |

Over the weekend, I participated for the first time in the #24in48 readathon. It’s pretty straightforward: You pledge to read 24 hours out of a 48-hour weekend. I clocked in at a little more than 24 hours. I read five … Read More

“The Girl With All The Gifts” and “The Fireman”

May 27, 2016 |

It’s Apocalypse Week here at Can’t Talk Media, which is convenient for me because I love apocalypse stories. Here are two mini-reviews of recent end-of-everything-thanks-to-a-fungus books I’ve enjoyed. It’s a strange duo but a delightful one.

I’ve tried not to … Read More

Pancake Sex Book Club: “Shadowshaper”

May 23, 2016 |

This month, we read “Shadowshaper” by Daniel José Older. In other exciting news, we all liked it! Thanks, as usual, to our friends at BlankShowCast for hosting the book club.



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Review: ‘A Field Guide to the F Word’: In a Word? Meh

April 12, 2016 |

(I received a free copy of “A Field Guide to the F Word” by Ben Parker in exchange for my honest review. The book was published Jan. 5, 2016, by Valley Press, an imprint of Lone Wolf Consortium.)

If there … Read More

Pancake Sex Book Club: “Sorcerer to the Crown” by Zen Cho

April 7, 2016 |

Pancake Sex Book Club talks Zen Cho’s delightful “Sorcerer to the Crown,” which was my pick. Mostly, we just gush about how great Prunella is—because she’s seriously fantastic.

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10 Second Reviews: Nebula Awards Edition

March 29, 2016 |

In my English major days, I read a lot of short stories. I have multiple editions of the “Norton Anthology of Short Fiction” sitting on my bookshelf. After I switched majors, however, I fell away from reading shorter fiction. But … Read More

Ten Second Reviews: Space Edition

March 25, 2016 |

My favorite space stories, in no particular order.

“The Jaunt” by Stephen King: A short story about the history of teleportation. This story has haunted my nightmares for the last 20 years.

“Old Man’s War” by John Scalzi: My favorite … Read More

Ten Second Reviews: Too Much Travel Edition

February 26, 2016 |

I did a lot of flying last month. Here are some tasty tidbits that helped me pass the time.

Snap Judgment: Run, do not walk, and listen to this piece on Girl Scout Cookies. I laughed out loud on a … Read More

Review: Girl of Myth and Legend

February 24, 2016 |

[I received a free copy of “Girl of Myth and Legend” by Giselle Simlett in exchange for my honest review.]

Trigger warning: This book includes descriptions of suicide and its effects.


The concept of “Girl of Myth and Legend” … Read More