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Pronouns: he/him Reading is my escape. Books are my love language.

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90% complete! Rainer has read 27 of 30 books.

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Where There's a Will (2019, Pursuit Books LLC) 5 stars

Emily Chappell's story of transformation into a cross-continental bike racer, pushing the limits of her …

A level of badassery I didn't even know existed

5 stars

Emily Chappell is so cool. This is such an incredible adventure and cycling book. Very well written and addresses some really difficult aspects of the author's life. Highly recommend for anyone who likes adventure, cycling, or adventure cycling

A Prayer for the Crown-Shy (Hardcover, 2022, Doherty Associates, LLC, Tom) 5 stars

After touring the rural areas of Panga, Sibling Dex (a Tea Monk of some renown) …

I cried when this book ended. My e-reader said I was at 90% and I wasn't emotionally ready to say goodbye to Mosscap and Dex (for now).

The ending was so beautiful though. If you haven't read this series, do your future self a favor and start "Psalm For the Wild Built" ASAP

Content warning Some thematic and character spoilers ahead

reviewed Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

Born a Crime (2016, Doubleday Canada) 4 stars

The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime New York Times bestseller about one man’s coming-of-age, set …

I learned so much about Trevor Noah (and South Africa)

5 stars

It took me about a year to finish this one. I started off reading out loud with my partner but we moved on to something a bit cheerier due to the fact that a lot of the chapters are pretty depressing (it's still a great book, it just wasn't working for us in that context).

Having said that, I really enjoyed Trevor's book here and I have a whole new level respect for him. He's a terrific writer and a hilarious storyteller.

If you like Trevor Noah or are interested in South Africa, consider reading this book.

Sisters of the Vast Black (2019, Doherty Associates, LLC, Tom) 5 stars

The sisters of the Order of Saint Rita captain their living ship into the reaches …

Nuns in Space

5 stars

Content warning Light spoilers in content/trigger warning at the end of the review.