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Reads (mostly genre romance). Crafts. Rabble rouses. Rants. She/her. Doesn't look like Rita Hayworth. Sweary. Blocks with abandon.

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I positively inhaled David S. Pederson's Puzzles Can Be Deatly, a most excellent fairplay historical quozy mystery. Here's hoping the author writes more books with these protagonists.

https://herhandsmyhands.wordpress.com/2024/05/18/puzzles-can-be-deadly-by-david-s-pederson/

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ICYMI: I thoroughly enjoyed David S Pederson's Puzzles Can Be Deadly, and I hope hit's the beginning of a series with the two protagonists.

https://herhandsmyhands.wordpress.com/2024/05/18/puzzles-can-be-deadly-by-david-s-pederson/

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Covers have a purpose: they signal the genre within.

A cartoon cover of two people dressed casually for camping does not--and I cannot stress this enough--signal EROTICA to anyone.

Holy jumping WHAT THE HELL, , WHAT THE ACTUAL HELL--you are setting that book (and its author) up to fail.

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For this month's , I attempted to read Kelly Oliver's Wolf (first in her Jessica James's series) Spoiler: DNF review.

https://herhandsmyhands.wordpress.com/2024/05/15/wolf-by-kelly-oliver/

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Because I didn't feel right with my DNF review for this months' , I dug up another ancient ARC from the digital shelves: Nalini Singh's Rock Wedding

Amazingly, it worked quite well!

https://herhandsmyhands.wordpress.com/2024/05/15/rock-wedding-by-nalini-singh/

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I read Ashley Weaver's Locked In Pursuit, the most recent Electra McDonnell (released today); good but not as good as the rest of the series.

https://herhandsmyhands.wordpress.com/2024/05/14/locked-in-pursuit-by-ashley-weaver/

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ICYMI: I reviewed Ashley Weaver's Locked in Pursuit, the fourth novel in the Electra McDonnell series.

https://herhandsmyhands.wordpress.com/2024/05/14/locked-in-pursuit-by-ashley-weaver/

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I finally read the third Electra McDonnell's book, Playing It Safe; perhaps not the most interesting mystery-wise, it's nonetheless a fantastic entry in the seires.

https://herhandsmyhands.wordpress.com/2024/05/11/playing-it-safe-by-ashley-weaver/

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After seeing multiple books in the Lyon's Den Connected World in NetGalley, I read one; this is also my introduction to the author, Ruth A Casie, and it didn't go well. Here's my review for The Lyon's Gambit

https://herhandsmyhands.wordpress.com/2024/05/09/the-lyons-gambit-by-ruth-a-casie/

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ICYMI: After seeing multiple books in the Lyon's Den Connected World in NetGalley, I read one; this is also my introduction to the author, Ruth A Casie, and it didn't go well. Here's my review for The Lyon's Gambit

https://herhandsmyhands.wordpress.com/2024/05/09/the-lyons-gambit-by-ruth-a-casie/

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If a book is part of Kindle Unlimited, it is NOT free; not any more "free" than something you watch as part your streaming service subscription.

Marketing a KU title as part of "FREE" promotions is utter bullshit.

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I finally read my first Kelley Armstrong: A Rip Through Time, the first in the series of the same name. So good!

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https://herhandsmyhands.wordpress.com/2024/05/06/a-rip-through-time-by-kelley-armstrong/

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ICMI: I read Kelly Armstrong's A Rip Through Time; this is both my introduction to the author and the first in the eponymous series--and it is very, very good.

https://herhandsmyhands.wordpress.com/2024/05/06/a-rip-through-time-by-kelley-armstrong/

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You are reading a book by a new to you author, narrated from the point of view of a woman on a first date that's been set up through an online dating service. She's shown to be wary, as she's had prior bad experiences even with men she's known for years.

She's also a cop in her thirties.

And yet.

She lets him order her drink at the bar and bring it to her at their table.

This is how you can be sure the author is a straight cis man.

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ICYMI: here's my review of Nick Louth's first in the Detective Jan Talantire series, The Two Deaths of Ruth Lyle, in which I call out a number of issues with the writing and editing.

https://herhandsmyhands.wordpress.com/2024/05/04/the-two-deaths-of-ruth-lyle-by-nick-louth/

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By Kelly Jensen at Book Riot:

Common Myths about Book Bans.

https://bookriot.com/common-myths-about-book-bans

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You know shit is real when the topic comes up in Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42xZB80sZaI

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I just came across this TikTok " for their for dinner" remark", and I love how clear the goal and mechanism to achieve it are: if enough people do this one fairly little thing for a full quarter, the powerful will notice, and can be forced to change their behavior.

That's how boycotts work, after all.

https://www.tiktok.com/@tallgirl6234/video/7340723750792367403

There's a playlist, where she answers a lot of "but..." and "what if..." comments. Go listen.

More at: https://www.letthemeatcereal.org/

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As you plan your grocery run this week, keep the in mind; because the 99% deserve affordable food, and less contempt from the CEOs of the big food corporations.

Context: https://herhandsmyhands.wordpress.com/2024/03/06/let-them-eat-cereal/

More information and links to other resources: https://letthemeatcereal.info/

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Are you planning your weekly grocery store run? If so, please keep in mind the ongoing . You can start at any time; if you have already joined, be sure to share with family, friends, neighbors.

Here's some context: https://herhandsmyhands.wordpress.com/2024/03/06/let-them-eat-cereal/

And here are more links to other resources: https://letthemeatcereal.info/

Because the 99% of us deserve affordable food.

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Are you planning your weekly grocery store run? If so, please keep in mind the ongoing . You can start at any time; if you have already joined, be sure to share with family, friends, neighbors.

Here's some context: https://herhandsmyhands.wordpress.com/2024/03/06/let-them-eat-cereal/

And here are more links to other resources: https://letthemeatcereal.info/

Because the 99% of us deserve affordable food.

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Today is the exact midpoint of the ongoing , so here's a bit of a checking in/looking at the bigger picture post.

https://herhandsmyhands.wordpress.com/2024/05/16/let-them-eat-cereal-and-other-collective-actions/

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ICYMI: today is the midpoint in the

I wrote about it, and other collective actions we can, and should, take now and in the future.

https://herhandsmyhands.wordpress.com/2024/05/16/let-them-eat-cereal-and-other-collective-actions/

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Are you going to the store this weekend? Have you heard about the ongoing ? It's never too late to join--or to spread the word about it to your family, friends, neighbors and social media circles.

You can find the context and links to more information here: https://herhandsmyhands.wordpress.com/2024/03/06/let-them-eat-cereal/

Because the 99% deserves affordable food.

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Brit friends, help? Would someone from a good family--not aristocracy, but perhaps landed gentry--refer to themselves as "a posh" when talking to someone else. As in, "I may be a posh from (place), but..."

(please share for reach)

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Help?

In the book I'm reading, someone "extruded a smile". Is this a British expression? (setting is Devon)

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