Folding Paper & Spilling Ink

I'm an avid reader, literacy advocate, poet, and long time independent bookseller at Old Firehouse Books in Fort Collins, Colorado. When I'm not reading or recommending books I spend my time writing them. While I read a variety of genres I primarily focus on curating the poetry and science-fiction sections at my store, which is where I focus most of my reading attention. I also have a soft spot for a good teen read, and enjoy digging into graphic novels whenever I get the time.

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Angela Carter, Kelly Link
November 2018
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reviewed: This Monstrous Thing: Or Steampunk Frankenstein
I've been putting off writing a review for this book because I still can't figure out what to say about it. It's steampunk Fr...
This Monstrous Thing - Mackenzi Lee
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reviewed: The Frangipani Hotel: Or Vietnamese Ghost Stories Galore
I'm never quite sure how to review short story collections, so bear with me. These stories all share a sense of unease and cr...
The Frangipani Hotel: Fiction - Violet Kupersmith
reviewed: Open Your Mouth Like a Bell
Mindy Nettifee won my heart years ago with her collection Rise of the Trust Fall, and she has yet to disappoint me since. Ins...
Open Your Mouth Like a Bell - Mindy Nettifee
October 2018
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reviewed: The Lady's Guide to Petticoats & Piracy
If Gentleman's Guide is a queer romantic romp then Lady's Guide is a girl power anthem. The heart of this book revolves aroun...
The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy - Mackenzi Lee
reviewed: The Gentleman's Guide to Vice & Virtue
When my co-workers started breathlessly glowing about this book I'll admit I was dubious. I'm not a fan of historical fiction...
The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue - Mackenzi Lee
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reviewed: Mapping the Interior
I think I would have loved this book if I hadn't bounced off the writing style so hard. It's a short read, so I was able to w...
Mapping the Interior - Stephen Graham Jones
reviewed: The Marrow Thieves
How do you write about the apocalypse when your people have already experienced it? You draw deeply from the past. Filled wit...
The Marrow Thieves - Cherie Dimaline

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The Bloody Chamber: And Other Stories
Angela Carter, Kelly Link