August 2019 — A Wrap-Up

The Realms of the Gods by Tamora Pierce The Tortall Universe is made up of several interlocked series. As you forge ahead, you keep meeting familiar characters from the previous books. It is nice to see that they are happy but they are written so as not to overshadow the protagonist of the book at…

My Friend Ordered a Can of Pepper Spray and It Made Me Mad.

Worried that her daughter braved dangers unseen, her mom asked her to order it online. While there isn’t a dearth of unspecified horrors that await us women the moment we leave our home — and within — her mom was probably thinking about the latest threat. A guy on a bike has been slashing at…

Reading Habits

1. Do you have a certain place in your home for reading? A.  Not really. Life has gotten so busy that I have simply stopped picking a single place or time for reading. I just try cramming as much of reading as I can in a day, which means I will read on the toilet,…

Library Languishers Series #4

GR Synopsis Jasper Fforde has done it again in this genre-bending blend of crime fiction, fantasy, and top-drawer literary entertainment. After two rollicking New York Times bestselling adventures through Western literature, resourceful literary detective Thursday Next definitely needs some downtime. And what better place for a respite than in the hidden depths of the Well…