Upright Women Wanted

Upright Women Wanted
author: Sarah Gailey
name: Elaine
average rating: 3.85
book published: 2020
rating: 5
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date added: 2020/03/07
shelves: fiction
review:
It’s like all the Western movies I watched with mom when I was a kid, but post-apocalyptic(ish) and fiercely queer. Also a very fast read, which honestly is kind of nice, I finished it in a single sitting.

Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone

Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone
author: Deborah Madison
name: Elaine
average rating: 3.98
book published: 1997
rating: 0
read at: 2009/07/10
date added: 2019/12/20
shelves: cookbook, non-fiction, read-again, wishlist
review:
Another one that had to go back before I got to cook anything in it. I can’t overstate how huge this book is: as I said when the hold came in: when she says everyone, she means Everyone. Looks fantastic, had a bunch of post-it notes for things to try. But will wait until I have an actual kitchen again someday.

Sock Architecture

Sock Architecture
author: Lara Neel
name: Elaine
average rating: 4.38
book published: 2014
rating: 4
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date added: 2019/12/20
shelves: knitting, crafty, non-fiction, own
review:

The Itty Bitty Kitchen Handbook: Everything You Need to Know about Setting Up & Cooking in the Most Ridiculously Small Kitchen in the World–Your Own

The Itty Bitty Kitchen Handbook: Everything You Need to Know about Setting Up & Cooking in the Most Ridiculously Small Kitchen in the World--Your Own
author: Justin Spring
name: Elaine
average rating: 3.31
book published: 2006
rating: 4
read at: 2009/09/01
date added: 2019/12/20
shelves: cookbook, home-improvement, non-fiction, reference, own
review:
A remarkably clever/useful little book about running, well, an itty bitty kitchen. We definitely have one of those. First half is tips, which I found useful. Second half is recipes, most of which can be done without even a full oven. I only got to make one recipe, a dead-simple quiche, but I loved it. I want to own this book, but it’s out of print and weirdly difficult to find, alas.

Hark! A Vagrant (Hark! A Vagrant, #1)

Hark! A Vagrant (Hark! A Vagrant, #1)
author: Kate Beaton
name: Elaine
average rating: 4.26
book published: 2011
rating: 5
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date added: 2019/08/31
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review:
Have read many of these over the years, but what a delight to have all collected on paper. Borrowed from the library, but I really need my own copy, I think.

Abbott

Abbott
author: Saladin Ahmed
name: Elaine
average rating: 4.03
book published: 2018
rating: 5
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date added: 2019/08/17
shelves: fiction, graphic-novel
review:
Absolutely fantastic. Like a good hard-boiled mystery from the 70s, but with a supernatural twist. Abbott is a wonderful character and I just want more of her, tender and badass. (smart black bisexual reporter? Yes please) The art is also deeply evocative and just crammed with detail. All around delightful.

The Adventure Zone: Murder on the Rockport Limited!

The Adventure Zone: Murder on the Rockport Limited!
author: Clint McElroy
name: Elaine
average rating: 4.81
book published: 2019
rating: 5
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date added: 2019/07/20
shelves: d-and-d, fantasy, fiction, graphic-novel, own
review:
A great adaptation! Really translates the humor of the original while adding hints of the drama to come. Just a fun book that I’ll definitely be reading more than once.

Chronin, Vol. 1: The Knife at Your Back

Chronin, Vol. 1: The Knife at Your Back
author: Alison Wilgus
name: Elaine
average rating: 3.55
book published: 2019
rating: 5
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date added: 2019/07/20
shelves: fiction, graphic-novel, own, sci-fi
review:
Maybe there’s an extra layer that I might’ve gotten if I were knowledgeable about either manga or Japanese history, but a thoroughly enjoyable tale nonetheless. It unfolds in a really satisfying way, gradually revealing the connections between the characters, the way that time travel (yes, I enjoyed a time travel story!) plays out through the plot. Lots of emotional and plot tension, and of course lovely art, with expressive faces and delicate landscapes. Will definitely be getting book 2!