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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E. Russell Johnston Jr.
October 2017
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reviewed: Bird Box: Or, the scariest book I've read in years.
Every fall I read all the scary books that have piled up over the year(s), many of which are recommendations from friends and...
Bird Box - Josh Malerman
reviewed: I'm Thinking of Ending Things: Or, creepy book is creepy, except when it isn't.
I intentionally went into this book without reading the back or anything about it - all I knew was that my co-workers said it...
I'm Thinking of Ending Things: A Novel - Iain Reid
October 2017
16
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reviewed: The Ballad of Black Tom; Or, Red Hook Reimagined
LaValle's re-imagining of Lovecraft brings race to the forefront, and the results are disturbing and sadly quite timely. The ...
The Ballad of Black Tom - Victor LaValle
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October 2017
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October 2017
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reviewed: The Weight of Feathers: Or, Romeo & Juliet in the Night Circus
Anna-Marie McLamore writes so beautifully I think I would be mesmerized even if she were writing about paint drying. No lie. ...
The Weight of Feathers: A Novel - Anna-Marie McLemore
reviewed: The Murders of Molly Southbourne: Or what if you kept spawning evil clones?
This was a very quick read chronicling the life of Molly Southbourne. It reads like a whip fast memoir giving you snippets of...
The Murders of Molly Southbourne - Tade Thompson
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October 2017
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October 2017
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October 2017
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October 2017
05
reviewed: At the Mountains of Madness
Nope. This is the second time I've tried Lovecraft, I've given him more than a fair shake, and I'm going with a solid No. Eve...
At the Mountains of Madness and Other Tales of Terror - H.P. Lovecraft
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October 2017
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October 2017
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September 2017
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September 2017
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reviewed: Borderline: Urban fantasy meets an exploration of borderline personality disorder
It is impossible for me to read, and thus review, this book without constantly thinking about my past. To keep it simple: Onc...
Borderline - Mishell Baker
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September 2017
25
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Currently reading

That Inevitable Victorian Thing
E. Russell Johnston Jr.
The Mother of All Questions
Rebecca Solnit