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Atchison Code; Hay People; Fix the Lane

The Magus of Hay, by Phil Rickman
This was good. One of the ones of this series I really like, rather than just mostly like. BUT I MISS JANE.

Atchison Blue, by Judith Valente
A lovely, reflective memoir of one person's interactions over time with a community of nuns. Spare but warm.

The Book of Other People, edited by Zadie Smith
Character sketch stories! Some wonderful, some kinda meh. The comics were my favorite.

Code Name: Verity by Elizabeth Wein
So I absolutely adored the first part of this book, despite the torture scenes (the narrator for the first half is brilliant) - but the second half of it threw me off because the narrator of that part Did Not Sound British (she sounded American, actively - something about the rhythms; it wasn't just that the slang was all Americanized, I'm used to that part). So that kind of bothered me. But it was okay because the book was SO GOOD that I had to finish it anyway, which if you know how easily distracted I am by this sort of thing, well. It is a really good book! With one frustrating flaw.

The Ocean at the End of the Lane, by Neil Gaiman
The most Neil Gaimanest book of all. Which made me very happy.

In a Fix, by Linda Grimes
Paranormal chick lit fluff with EXACTLY the right plot / cotton candy balance. Also an intriguing premise. I dug it. Just put the sequel on hold at the library.

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