Bookworms: Iron Kissed (Mercy Thompson #3), Patricia Briggs

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It is interesting to note that while the covers of the Mercy Thompson novels are considered provocative, there’s next to zero swearing or sexual situations in the novels. Instead, the power and depth of the novels come from each character’s internal motivation to do as they do.

Bookworms: The Pluto Files (2009) by Neil deGrasse Tyson

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The Pluto Files

The solar system is wonderful and fascinating, encompassing nine planets and many other heavenly bodies, except that Pluto is no longer officially a planet. Why was that, and why do so many people seem to care? Neil deGrasse Tyson’s “The Pluto Files” explores the controversy surrounding Pluto in great depth from the perspective of a guy who found himself immersed in the hottest astronomical debate since Galileo.

Bookworms: The Supergirls (2009) by Mike Madrid

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An entertaining study of the superheroines who have inspired us for decades, The Supergirls by Mike Madrid rejoices in these women’s struggles, successes and continued growth. Get to know the many facets of these heroines’ past, present and future lives and be inspired to love everything that makes them super.

Bookworms: Jago (2013) by Kim Newman

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Originally published in 1991, Kim Newman’s novel Jago has been reissued by Titan Books and bundled with a handful of extra content. Jago is the story of a supernatural cult leader and his pet apocalypse, and of all the people caught up in events beyond their understanding or control.

Bookworms: Lost Subs (2002) by Spencer Dunmore

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Lost Subs

Submarines are usually lost with little to no knowledge of how, or why, or even where they settled forever. Requiring dedicated research, high level mathematical skill, and sometimes dumb luck, the search for sunken history is a spellbinding adventure.

Bookworms: I Never Had It Made (1972) by Jackie Robinson

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I Never Had it Made

“I Never Had it Made” is the personal story of an ordinary man who became a legend simply because he refused to be intimidated or defeated. Baseball is America’s game, and Jackie Robinson used that game to change the face of America forever. Experience the story in theaters as 42: The Jackie Robinson Story.

Bookworms: Blood Bound (Mercy Thompson #2), Patricia Briggs
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Bookworms: Blood Bound (Mercy Thompson #2), Patricia Briggs

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Mercy, being on the outside, is the unknown. Beautifully, what makes her a complex creature in this world is that she’s as straightforward as they come; others around her expecting the usual social ploys that Mercy disregards entirely when it suits her or the situation.

Bookworms: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (1968) Philip K. Dick

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Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Technology and humanity, the unavoidable question is asked: we advance, but do we better ourselves? All science fiction inevitably wrestles with that haunting question. Philip K Dick’s “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” dissects the fundamental questions of humanity, and what makes us special. Ultimately, Android or Adam, how you live is more important than what you are.

Bookworms: Moon Called (Mercy Thompson #1), Patricia Briggs

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Mercy Thompson, shifter, friend to a vampire, raised by werewolves, and mentored by a gremlin, isn’t just a character in a book. She’s the unexpected tsunami that drags you under; when you come up gasping for air, you simply reach for the next book.

Bookworms: Finding Camlann (2013) by Sean Pidgeon

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After “sixteen years worth of research, writing, and rewriting,” Sean Pidgeon should have a good book on his hands. But between a strange point-of-view(third person, present tense), lack of a real plot until the last 100 pages, and long, rambling chapters and paragraphs, Pidgeon fails to bring the magic and mystery of King Arthur and the story of one man’s journey to find the truth about him to life.

Bookworms: Scarlet (2013) by Marissa Meyer

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Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling installment of the bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She’s trying to break out of prison–even though if she succeeds, she’ll be the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive.

Bookworms: Heart-Shaped Box (2007) by Joe Hill

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Heart-Shaped Box

Aging rock star Judas Coyne spends his retirement living off his royalties and collecting horrific items. When he hears someone is selling a ghost in an online auction it is too good to resist. The ghost is delivered in a heart-shaped box but it is soon clear it wants to destroy Judas. Comic book writer and novelist Joe Hill’s 2007 novel combines the horror of the occult with the cycle of abuse with disturbing but delightful results.