A Wrap-Up of the Books I Read in March 2021

The Other Mother by Matthew Dicks I requested this book on Netgalley and I’m so glad I did! Even though the title brings Gaiman’s Coraline to mind, this book isn’t horror. The protagonist has Capgras Syndrome and thinks his mother has been replaced by an imposter. First of all, a very unique premise and one that…

Wringo Ink. Short Story for the Genre Sci-Fi: Aging Joints

The wheels squeaked every time she moved. Bending over to pick something off the ground wasn’t even possible anymore! Her head swiveled to get a better look at her surroundings. Old crappy shit met her eyes, no matter which direction she turned to look in. Discarded like so much garbage, she thought. “Just look at…

A Wrap-Up of Reading I Did in January 2021

Live Girls by Ray Garton Live Girls is a short and fast-paced vampire adventure of a book. Don’t reach for it if you like your horror to have deep characterization or be character-driven. Because during most of the book, all the protagonist does is whine, get his blood sucked out, and use one of his female…

A Wrap-Up of Reading I Did in December 2020

Unity by Elly Bangs Like most of my favorite sf movies, such as Total Recall, Mad Max Fury Road, and Matrix, this book doesn’t let off on the action. Our protagonists are constantly on the run and things keep on happening. In short, I liked the fast pace. But like those same movies, this book was…

A Wrap-Up of Reading I Did in November 2020

Race To The Finish Line by Aisha Yusuf I requested this book from Netgalley and I’m glad I did so! With a cover like that, there was no way I wasn’t requesting this book from Netgalley. I know that this is the work of a very young author and her craft will improve with experience. However,…

A Wrap-Up of Books Read in October 2020

Murder on Astor Place by Victoria Thompson Set in the era when Teddy Roosevelt was trying to modernize the New York PD, this novel follows a midwife. Owing to her husband’s unsolved murder and mugging, she knows too well how corrupt the department really is. So, when a pregnant woman at one of the boarding houses…

A Wrap-Up of Netgalley Reads — October 2020

And the Last Trump Shall Sound by Harry Turtledove, James Morrow, Cat Rambo This isn’t a novel but an anthology of three stories by different writers. Each one takes the events of an alternative US a bit farther. Mainly, Trump has died and Pence has succeeded him. The former has achieved a god-like stature for the masses. Things…

September 2020 — A Wrap-Up

A lot took place in September by which I mean we decided to visit the northern part of the country as part of a family vacation. Take out the time we spent traveling and we had like ten days to have fun. So, you can guess I didn’t get much reading done. What I did…

A Wrap-Up of Netgalley Reads in August 2020

Seven by Farzana Doctor A very very sad and heartbreaking account of a Bohra family that practices Female Genital Mutilation even in this age and day. Our protagonist is a married woman who has a daughter herself. She visits her family back in India after a long time. During that visit, she recovers a suppressed memory…