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Good Omens

By Neil Gaiman, A Comedic, Apocalyptic, Wonderful, Beloved Novel

“I mean, pointing out the Tree and saying ‘Don’t Touch’ in big letters. Not very subtle, is it? I mean, why not put it on top of a high mountain or a long way off? Makes you wonder what He’s really planning.” I recently found myself wanting some sort of inspiration (and faced with a …

                    

Yes, Please

By Amy Poehler, All You Need to Know Is That I Love Amy Poehler So You Can Guess Where This Review Is Headed

I love Amy Poehler. I decided I liked this book before I started reading it. This book was my Christmas present to myself (though to be honest, I buy a lot of books for myself, all the time, but this one was special because I was excited about it). I like Tina Fey, I like …

                       

Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore

By Robin Sloan, An Ode to Nerds, RPGs and Book Lovers

Robin Sloan’s Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore is a nerdy dude’s ode to everything nerdy dudes love: technology, coding, tabletop RPGs, startup culture, smart people, boobs (not a typo), books, typefaces, and everything else in that vein, including the dorky guys that get the beautiful girls. It’s set in San Francisco, in an old-school bookstore with …

                 

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)

By Mindy Kaling, It's Pretty Much What You'd Expect From Her (In A Good Way)

So, full disclosure: I’m a pretty big Office fan, and I watch The Mindy Project. So, yeah, I like Mindy Kaling’s brand of humor. It’s sort of self-effacing in a girl power-ish kind of way. If you’re not familiar with her work, she’s basically a comedy screenwriter and actress who was on The Office and …

                 

Where’d You Go, Bernadette?

By Maria Semple, A Suprisingly Funny and Energetic Story Considering It's Basically About A Touchy Recluse

I read Where’d You Go, Bernadette? with my book club after being recommended this book by a friend of mine and then my cousin. Apparently Maria Semple’s daughter is my niece’s classmate. Plus they live in Seattle, where the book is set, and my cousin’s husband used to work for Microsoft, which is the employer …