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.

Today
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Leigh Bardugo
August 2017
21
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August 2017
20
reviewed: Song of Achilles: Or, heartbreaking epic romance
I wasn't originally interested in reading this book, but after a couple people (whose opinions I trust) recommended it I thou...
 The Song of Achilles: A Novel - Madeline Miller
August 2017
15
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August 2017
14
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August 2017
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August 2017
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August 2017
08
reviewed: The End We Start From: Or, a meditation on motherhood and loss
This novella was a lovely surprise. I was initially drawn in by the stunning cover, and I'm so glad I gave it a chance. Writt...
The End We Start From - Megan Hunter
August 2017
4
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August 2017
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July 2017
27
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July 2017
26
reviewed: All the Birds in the Sky: Or, Science versus Magic, except not really.
I've been putting off reviewing this book for a while, trying to come up with something new to contribute to what has become ...
All the Birds in the Sky - Charlie Jane Anders
reviewed: The Love Interest
I don't like writing bad reviews. I don't like saying bad things about people's art. Writing is difficult and everyone enjoys...
The Love Interest - Cale Dietrich
July 2017
19
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July 2017
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July 2017
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July 2017
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July 2017
13
reviewed: Spoonbenders: Or, con men and psychics versus the mob
For such a hefty book I have surprisingly little to say about it! I've been a huge fan of Gregory's work since I read Raising...
Spoonbenders: A novel - Daryl Gregory
July 2017
12
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July 2017
11
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July 2017
05
reviewed: Her Body and Other Parties: Dark, feminist, erotica, body horror (yes, that's apparently a thing).
I didn't realize you could blend erotica, feminism, and body horror until I read this collection, and now I find myself wonde...
Her Body and Other Parties: Stories - Carmen Maria Machado

Currently reading

Siege and Storm
Leigh Bardugo
The Mother of All Questions
Rebecca Solnit