9 · Sucked into the Cyber-Quilt

"Lost in Cyberspace" by Richard Peck 
Reviewed (but not read) by Khaki & K

Lost in CyberspaceIn which we try something new with our notes and it goes very well indeed, resulting in a sexless late-90s Weird Science / Tron hybrid set in the digital equivalent of Pennsylvania. 

K mimes Cupid instead of Hunger Games. Khaki just wants something to thump. 

Bookmarked passages: Tensing Norgay, Teenagers played by Twentysomethings, Eighties Mega-Perm, the Source Quilt, TCP over Carrier Pigeon, Maybe Just a Nibble, Ouroboros of Hubris, A Good Cyber-Number

"They're good bytes, Brent."

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8 · Lips That Touch ‘Nip

"Godsfire" by Cynthia Felice 
Reviewed (but not read) by Khaki & K

GodsfireIn which we read the Little Librarianess's favorite book. The ancients return to plunge Earth in a fiery flea-dip rule over humanity with a velvet paw – but the Cat Ladies have a plan to save us: drugs.

Khaki apologizes insincerely for saying 'purrchandise'. K brandishes a spray bottle.

Bookmarked passages: Frighteningly graphic "catch and release", Renaissance Van Dyke, Apparatchik vs Capo, the Order of the Pearl Necklace, Athens is not a bad place to be, frazzled whiskers and bent ears, two out of nine hairballs.

"That's what you get when you rub rods on cat fur."

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7 · Trekkies at a Ren Fair

"Tam Son of the Tiger" by Otis Adelbert Kline 
Reviewed (but not read) by Khaki & K

Tam Son of the Tiger book coverIn which we examine the tragic consequences of rival fandoms clashing and the embrace a glimmer of hope for harmony when we learn to see the world through someone else's eyes, coming closer together as friends. K compares jungle flora to a Matryoshka Brain and Khaki builds a tipi out of books.

Bookmarked passages: Mowgli is from the Internet Subconscious, the Jungles of Kew Gardens, the Opposite of a Simile, Tigers Don't Happen in Africa, Magic Missile Slapfight, Furries + Juggalos, A Good Coconut Number

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6 · Rome Money, Rome Problems

"I Paria dell'Atomo" by Max-André Rayjean 
Reviewed (but not read) by Khaki & K.

I Paria dell'Atomo book coverIn which we pretend to espouse opinions and attitudes not our own and, golly-gee willickers, we're just no dang good at it. We sure do try, though!

Bookmarked passages: What do we feed books? Ray-Gun, Rosie the Roomba, the Outcast Neutron, Mark Wahlberg the Martian, from Billiamo to Spock, Esmengelbert's Bum, Gluten-free Cat, a Bad Hit from a Hoe.

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