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Silo Trilogy (Wool, Shift, Dust): A claustrophobic nightmare future

Several years ago, I had downloaded a Kindle copy of the first Wool installment, but just never found time for it.

When I finally returned to it, I was overjoyed to be thrust into the masterful universe of the Silo trilogy, already completely written. While a series of books is nice because of the extended plot and time in a fleshed out world, I also commonly find myself losing interest as an author takes the time to produce follow-ups and release new stories.

Hugh Howie - Silo Series
528 pages
Simon & Schuster
ISBN-10: 1476733953
ISBN-13: 978-1476733951
576 pages
John Joseph Adams/Mariner Books
ISBN-10: 0544839641
ISBN-13: 978-0544839649
480 pages
John Joseph Adams/Mariner Books
ISBN-10: 0544838262
ISBN-13: 978-0544838260
 I wanted to horde the story as it unfolded, but relinquished self-control to the book demon of addiction. When I completed book one, I was able to immediately move to the second, then the third. With minimal pauses, I could loosely control my consumption. …

The Hazards of Hunting while Heartbroken: Not a book about Assassins

While I am no stranger to a good romance novel, I must admit that Passananti's "Hazards of Hunting While Heartbroken" threw me for a loop. The thing is, I misread the blurb or misunderstood it at the time I came across the novel. The book blurb references a New York City headhunter and a loose reference to the plotline. When I finally started reading it two weeks later all hope was lost for me. Too much time had passed for me to have any chance at detail oriented factual remembering. In rereading the blurb after the fact I have NO IDEA WHAT I WAS THINKING. I am laughing at myself, not with myself ;)

The Hazards of Hunting While Heartbroken (Mari Passananti)276 pagesRutland Square Press LLCISBN-10: 0615493645ISBN-13: 978-0615493640

My brain instantly made the misguided leaps as follow:

I remember this book was about a Female Headhunter. That is super strange for a protagonist profession. I wonder how many references to Dog the bounty hunter will be slipped into this.Love s…