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Good Omens: the Amazon TV Series vs the Book

The Good Omens adaptation was released on Amazon on May 31st, and if you’re a fan of the book like I am, you’re probably pretty keen to see it. If you don’t know about the book, Good Omens: The Nice And Accurate Prophesies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, it’s a …

              

Jane Eyre, as told through Internet Memes

If you’re wondering what compelled me to do a summary of Jane Eyre via memes, well, today is the Internet’s 50th Birthday*! And that deserves a celebration (whee!) since it will likely go down in history as the greatest technological development of our lifetimes. All of that is to say, the book lover and technology …

           

A Man Called Ove

By Frederik Backman, A sweet, uplifting and surprisingly funny story about a grumpy old man called Ove

By now, many many positive reviews of A Man Called Ove have been written, it’s been turned into a movie and is soon likely to be re-adapted by Tom Hanks, plus the author has gone on to write other well-received novels. In short, I knew it was a sure thing. I read it mostly because …

                 

Sourdough

By Robin Sloan, A cheerful and fun book for tech and food lovers

I approached Sourdough by Robin Sloan with great trepidation. I read his debut novel, Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, a long time ago and have been recommending it to people fairly liberally ever since. But part of what I loved about it was the charm and uniqueness of the book, and I was worried it would …

              

The Last Black Unicorn

By Tiffany Haddish, If you're curious at all, you should just read it

I first really noticed Tiffany Haddish when I saw a clip of her on Drunk History talking about the story the Monuments Men is based on. If you haven’t seen it, take a look cause it’s pretty entertaining. Her book, The Last Black Unicorn, is more than that, though. It’s also inspirational and heartbreaking and …