Staff Picks

“Into the Dungeon” and “Into the Tower” by Hari Conner

This is a guest post by our friend Alexander McConnell. You should check out his blog at A Garden of Paper Flowers! I grew up in a childhood where gamebooks rained from the sky. Stretching back nearly as far as my memory can travel, I have been picking paths, determining destinies, and choosing my own adventures. I can’t even tell you how many months of my life became dedicated to gamebooks after the very first time I read the words “YOU ARE LONE WOLF”. Before my greedy little child-claws wrapped around the cover of a D&D player’s handbook, Lone Wolf,…

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“Into the Dungeon” and “Into the Tower” by Hari Conner
“The Siren of Sussex” by Mimi Matthews

“The Siren of Sussex” by Mimi Matthews

Wait. Wait. A Victorian-era romance about an equestrienne and a tailor? Written by an author I can trust to do her research? Be still my beating heart! (Horses and historical dressmaking, two of my favorite things – but also so often gotten SO WRONG.) Some years back, I read a different Mimi Matthews book, and although her writing was excellent, I wanted to smack the characters for not communicating. There was a tiny bit of that here, but I found it believable given what the characters have to overcome (differences of class, race, and experience, as Evie is an English…

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Favorite Books We Read in 2014

It seems like a list of staff picks for the year should include a lot of books published in 2014, but what can I say, we are all slowly (hopelessly) playing catchup with the last few centuries of English Lit!I've included in the list which sections we file them in at Pegasus; though some of these aren't terribly common, so, as always, if you can't find it on our shelves, please ask and we'll order it for you! And if you don't live locally, please remember to support your favorite independent bookstore.--EmmaEmma's PicksConservation of Shadows by Yoon Ha Lee. SCIENCE…

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Favorite Books We Read in 2014