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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R. F Kuang
Nikita Gill
reviewed: Deer Woman: An Anthology
Rating anthologies is difficult - there are almost always going to be some pieces that stand out ahead of the crowd, and some...
Deer Woman - Elizabeth LaPensée, Weshoyot Alvitre
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June 2019
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June 2019
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June 2019
16
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June 2019
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reviewed: Darkdawn: Book #3 of the Nevernight Chronicles
You’re not reading a review of the third book in a trilogy to decide whether or not to read the series. You’re reading a revi...
Darkdawn - Jay Kristoff
June 2019
10
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June 2019
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May 2019
30
reviewed: The Only Harmless Great Thing
I decided to pick this slender volume up because of its recent Nebula win for best novelette. This very much feels like a boo...
The Only Harmless Great Thing - Brooke Bolander
May 2019
28
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May 2019
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May 2019
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reviewed: She/He/They/Me
This was so wildly disappointing. Given the title and cover design I was expecting a book that explores numerous different ge...
She/He/They/Me: For the Sisters, Misters, and Binary Resisters - Robyn Ryle
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May 2019
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May 2019
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reviewed: The Folk of the Air
This book is decades old, out of print, and has been reviewed and picked apart many times over, so I'll try to keep my review...
The Folk Of The Air - Peter S. Beagle
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May 2019
16
reviewed: Aurora Rising (Aurora Cycle #1)
First and foremost a lot of people have asked whether this has a similar layout and structure as the Illuminae Files. No. No,...
Aurora Rising (The Aurora Cycle #1) - Jay Kristoff, Amie Kaufman
May 2019
10
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Currently reading

The Poppy War
R. F Kuang
Your Soul is a River
Nikita Gill