City of Pearl | Vegans on the War Path

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I discovered Karen Traviss’ City of Pearl primarily by browsing user reviews in Amazon. This remains a great way of finding suitable reading material. Traviss is better known for her Star Wars books but her first venture into a realm of her own making had me hooked from the word go. City of Pearl is the first book in a 6 part series of epic scale and if you like first contact stories, you may want to take a look at this one.

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Vintage David Brin – All new to me

It has been too long since I’ve been able to update! Contract work has a way of taking over one’s life, however I am back with something a little unusual. I have always considered myself a David Brin fan, but discovered last week that there are quite a few of his books that haven’t crossed my path. I downloaded “The Practice Effect” thinking it was a new book only to realise that this little gem must have been one of his first books. The copyright states 1984, the same time the Uplift Saga appeared. (perhaps to ride on the coat tails of that famous series?)

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Glass Houses, Teenage Angst and Vampires.

It’s been a while since I’ve indulged in vampire books – most likely because I over-indulged a while back – but Rachel Caine’s Glass Houses was a page turner. I discovered Rachel Caine’s writing through her Weather Warden series and thought it may be interesting to see what she does with the more traditional vampire genre. Was I in for a surprise…

Claire Danvers is a brainy 16 year old who starts college early, but her parents’ choice of college is not the Ivy League school of her dreams. Instead she is relegated to a college in Morganville, Texas. Determined to succeed regardless, Claire soldiers on but her academic progress is continually interrupted by the ruthless bullying tactics of the girls in her dorm.

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Graceling | Mesmerising Fantasy

Graceling, Kristin Cashore’s first book was a welcome change from the standard rehashed fantasy so often found in book stores. A friend recommended the book and I must commend her taste in Fantasy. I devoured Graceling in record time.

The story follows Lady Kasta, a young woman with an exceptional talent for fighting. Marked by her mismatched eyes, one green and one blue, Katsa is easily recognised as King Randa’s graceling (gifted) enforcer. The king’s orders are becoming ever more unreasonable and Katsa strikes back by forming a secret  council of like minded people who promote justice over cruelty.

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Random Pretties | Adoptabots

Brian Marshall is the creator of these quirky orphaned robots. The building blocks for his art are found items, bric-a-brac  and other cast-offs with which he creates hopeful little objects. Quite fittingly he calls his collection the world’s first robot orphanage. You can get your very own orphaned robot from his Etsy shop. If you’re keen for more, you can view Brian’s Flickr stream where he posts photos of all his creations. I am particularly fond of his doggy bots since they resemble my beloved dachshunds with their long ears and little legs.


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