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Bad Babysitter by Jennifer L. Holm
Beyond Auto Mode by Jennifer Bebb
The Book Fair From the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler
Bookmarked For Death by Lorna Barrett
The Broken Lands by Kate Milford
Cadillac Couches by Sophie B. Watson
Cleopatra in Space: Secret of the Time Tablets by Mike Maihack
A Cookbook Conspiracy by Kate Carlisle
D4VE by Ryan Ferrier
Giant Days, Volume 5 by John Allison
Knight's Castle by Edward Eager
Knock About with the Fitzgerald-Trouts by Esta Spalding
The Locksmith issue 3 by Terrance Grace
Made for Each Other by Paul D. Storrie and Eldon Cowgur
Murder is Binding by Lorna Barrett
Paper Girls, Volume 1 by Brian K. Vaughan
Pastoral Cities by James L. Machor
Pi in the Sky by Wendy Mass
Poison Kiss by Ana Mardoll
Pumpkin Town! by Katie McKy
Puppy Love by Jennifer L. Holm
The Road Movie Book edited by Steven Cohan and Ina Rae Hark
Rosemary Remembered by Susan Wittig Albert
Roughneck by Jeff Lemire
Shopaholic & Baby by Sophie Kinsella
The Time Garden by Edward Eager
Thyme of Death by Susan Wittig Albert
The Unbreakable Code by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
Us Conductors by Sean Michaels
Volkswagen Blues by Jacques Poulin and translated by Sheila Fischman
Waiting by Kevin Henkes

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It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (August 07, 2017)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (August 14, 2017)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (August 28, 2017)
July 2017 Reading Sources
July 2017 Reading Summary

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5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
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2 stars: OK
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My Kind of Mystery Reading Challenge 2017 February - January 2017-8



A Cookbook Conspiracy: 08/29/17

A Cookbook Conspiracy  by Kate Carlisle

A Cookbook Conspiracy by Kate Carlisle is a photography how-to book aimed at newer dSLR cameras. I should be upfront with this review and say I don't actually own a dSLR; I own a mirrorless micro 4/3 — a type of digital camera that has a set of quirks unique to it's design.

A Cookbook Conspiracy by Kate Carlisle begins with the premise that the robots have already won. They've taken over the Earth and killed all the humans. And now they're stuck in the same dead-end jobs that humanity was so keen on.

The title character was a war robot back in the day. Now he's stuck in some cubical. He's got a boss that hates him, a wife who wants more from him, and a son who spends his days playing video games and watching porn.

Meanwhile, aliens have decided to take over the planet, seeing a place ripe for the picking. The robots have lost their way. They've run out of resources. They have also lost their interest in fighting. All except for A Cookbook Conspiracy who sees the invasion as his midlife crisis.

But there's so much focus on the hyper sexuality of A Cookbook Conspiracy and his son that the actual story gets buried in a ton of pointless, sophomoric humor. There's about four pages of Animal House styled crap to every page of actual plot. It's disappointing and tiresome.

Four stars

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