January 23, 2013
by The OJBG Team
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Quote – Zadie Smith on JOY

  We certainly don’t need to be neuroscientists to know that wild romantic crushes—especially if they are fraught with danger—do something ecstatic to our brains, though like the pills that share the name, horror and disappointment are usually not far … Continue reading

November 9, 2012
by Otessa
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I’m giving away free episodes. And, yes, you can have one.

by Otessa Hey guys!! I am selling this awesome free ebook on Amazon’s Kindle. And the good news is… it is getting a bunch of downloads. (Yay!) But the thing is… no one is leaving reviews. (Sad face!) So, I … Continue reading

October 5, 2011
by Otessa
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Teri Hall’s “Away”

Away by Teri Hall My rating: 2 of 5 stars Such a good premise, but mired down by wooden writing and a lack of character development. It’s a shame really and I feel bad saying it. Also (as with “The … Continue reading

September 19, 2011
by Otessa
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Rediscovery of Man by Cordwainer Smith

The Rediscovery of Man by Cordwainer Smith My rating: 3 of 5 stars Preamble alert!  So in case you didn’t know– I love SF.  And many of the authors I “heart” have listed this guy as a serious influence… and … Continue reading

August 29, 2011
by Otessa
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Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater My rating: 4 of 5 stars Where to start… there are so many remarkable and wonderful elements to this book. The prose is lyrical and moving– and it conjurs an icy, pristine environment in a very … Continue reading