Yeahhhh…. a day late.

Around the World in 80 Books

As you’ll see below, I received this book from Penguin’s First to Read program, having forgotten that I already had a ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) from BookExpo. Took the pressure off reading it in the time period Penguin allows before the digital copy disappears from my numerous devices. It was also a great reminder that I could be sitting on a goldmine of great books that I didn’t have to pay for.

Golems were popular around the time I read this. There was The Golem and the Jinni, which I still haven’t read, but I hear is amazing; a golem played a big role on an episode of Sleepy Hollow. I figured, marketing ploy. I was hesitant. I’m glad I read it, though.

I remember wishing this was part of a series, and turns out it probably is. I assume so anyway, since Goodreads now lists this as Detective Jacob…

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