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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N.K. Jemisin
July 2017
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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
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July 2017
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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
June 2017
30
reviewed: Bearly a Lady: Or, Werebears just want to have fun
First and foremost a big thank you to Book Smugglers who provided me with a copy of this book in exchange for a honest review...
Bearly A Lady - Cassandra Khaw
reviewed: All Systems Red: Or, the day in the life of an introverted media-junkie Murderbot
This book was highly recommended by a couple people I trust, so I was expecting to enjoy it. I was not, however, expecting it...
All Systems Red - Martha Wells
June 2017
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June 2017
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reviewed: Boy Meets Boy: Or, a gay teen Meet Cute of a book
I was in the mood for something light and sweet for Pride month, and this delivered. This is one of those books where I feel ...
Boy Meets Boy - David Levithan
reviewed: Last Sext
This collection will speak to a lot of people. Unfortunately I was not one of them. On the surface this collection has a lot ...
Last Sext - Melissa Broder
June 2017
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The Fifth Season
N.K. Jemisin