Category: Plague

The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker

The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker

Greetings Bookworms! I’m in a weird head space right now, y’all. I’ve had “Copacabana” playing in my head all day and decided that “Oubliette Gazette” would be a great newsletter name for people trapped in secret sunken trap door prisons. Until, that is, I was reminded that people in oubliettes don’t really get the luxury of newsletters, so it’s just a wasted rhyme. I lay the blame in part on… Read more »

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The Fireman by Joe Hill

The Fireman by Joe Hill

Hidey Ho Bookworms! Have you ever thought to yourself, “there really should be more books centered on spontaneous human combustion”? I’m assuming you answered with a resounding “OBVIOUSLY” because why wouldn’t you? Well, you, me, and Joe Hill are totally on the same wavelength. If it weren’t for peer pressure, I probably never would have read The Fireman. Many thanks to Care for organizing the #FiremanAlong AND for sending out… Read more »

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Magruder’s Curiosity Cabinet by HP Wood

Magruder’s Curiosity Cabinet by HP Wood

Greetings Bookworms! I’m about to tell you a story about what happens when one doesn’t read titles carefully. I was browsing NetGalley one day looking for something to read (it’s a rare occasion that I go hunting for books in this manner, as they usually find me, but I was in a reading lull.) Anywho. I ran across a book called Magruder’s Curiosity Cabinet by HP Wood. However, seeing as I… Read more »

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Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Good Morrow, Bookworms! I’m feeling rather Shakespearean today, and it’s the fault of Emily St. John Mandel’s new (and awesome) novel, Station Eleven. There’s been a lot of buzz floating around about this book, but don’t believe the hype. Well, no. DO believe the hype. But believe it because I said so. (Shhhh, it makes me feel important.)  Station Eleven explores a world twenty years after a flu pandemic knocks out 99%… Read more »

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Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks

Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks

Bring Out Your Dead, Bookworms! Monty Python jokes never, ever, ever get old, I tell you! Seriously though, the bubonic plague was NO JOKE. I just finished reading Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks and it was plague-tastic. Y’all know how much I love me some plague, right? That sounds almost as bad as my love affair with “hooker books.” I’m beginning to worry about myself… It’s 1666 in a… Read more »

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Killing Williamsburg by Bradley Spinelli

Killing Williamsburg by Bradley Spinelli

G’Day Bookworms, It’s been well established that I love a good plague story. I saw a review of Killing Williamsburg by Bradley Spinelli a while ago on Life Between Books. I commented that it sounded right up my alley, when lo and behold, I was contacted by the people behind Killing Williamsburg with an offer to read and review the book. It’s about a suicide plague that take takes hold in Brooklyn. That… Read more »

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