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12 MORE book series to binge read during the holidays

A few years back we posted a list of 12 book series for your binge-reading pleasure during the holiday break. But most of us avid book readers are always trolling around for the next good find to curl up with, particularly in the winter.  And sometime one book just wets our appetites for more, so we're going to suggest another set of 12 book series from our personal favorites. 

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REVIEW: ‘Black Star Renegades’ is an exciting space opera adventure

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Acclaimed comics writer Michael Moreci branches out into novel-writing with 'Black Star Renegades,' an homage to 'Star Wars' with a tone a bit more along the lines of 'Guardians of the Galaxy' and 'Firefly.' Fans of the genre will not be disappointed, as Moreci has the conventions of space opera down pat. This is an entertaining adventure from start to finish.

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REVIEW: ‘Further Associates of Sherlock Holmes’ includes Toby the Dog – ’nuff said!

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Devotees of Sherlock Holmes fan fiction have a great way to celebrate the fall equinox this year, with a new collection of short stories out by Titan Books entitled Further Associates of Sherlock Holmes, a follow up to 2016's well-received Associates of Sherlock Holmes.

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REVIEW: ‘Luna: Wolf Moon’ howls with action and intrigue

'Luna: Wolf Moon' continues to develop the complex characters and fascinating setting established in 'Luna: New Moon,' but never skimps on page-turning action. Although incomplete, Ian McDonald’s saga already outpaces Robert Heinlein’s 'The Moon is a Harsh Mistress' (1966) as the definitive lunar epic.

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REVIEW: ‘Matchup’ doubles the pleasure of summer reading

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'Matchup' is the literary equivalent to walking into a Ben & Jerry’s and sampling almost every flavor before deciding which one to load up your waffle cone up with. The thrill of meeting your favorite, well-known characters in unique circumstances is also akin to discovering something interesting and new about a long-time friend.

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REVIEW: ‘A Conjuring of Light’ recaptures the magic of ‘A Darker Shade of Magic’

V.E. Schwab returns to form in the third book of her Shades of Magic series. A Conjuring of Light picks up at the cliffhanger ending of A Gathering of Shadows (2016). I was a little let down by the slow pace, light tone and abrupt end to Gathering, but Conjuring recaptures the, ahem, magic from series debut, A Darker Shade of Magic (2015).

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The Apocalypse Book Club: May Selection – ‘The Sirens of Titan’

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The Apocalypse Blog Book Club picks a different dystopian-themed novel to read each month and has an online discussion, as well as an in-person meeting in Milwaukee. Different club members will write reports on our selections each month for Pop Mythology. You can find more on the club and join …

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