Death in Delft by Graham Brack

I had recently read a historical murder mystery and found it to be disappointing. So, going in, I wasn’t expecting much out of this one either. But that was before I encountered the self-deprecating style of the narrator. The protagonist is a cleric who’s secretly Catholic but owes his job and living to his being…

April 2020 — A Wrap-Up

LIFEL1K3 by Jay Kristoff You’ll find the review here. The Program by Suzanne Young I require more than a bone-chilling atmosphere where teenagers have some sort of sword hanging over their heads or another from my reads these days. This 400-pager failed to deliver that. Teenagers are committing suicide after becoming depressed, making the issue a global…

April 2020 — Netgalley Reads

Death in Delft by Graham Brack This is going to be a long one. Find my ravings here. Sharks in the Time of Saviors by Kawai Strong Washburn What I Didn’t LikeWhen you read the blurb for this book, you go in expecting powers. I did and there wasn’t much super about the three protagonists. So, there’s…

Forays into the Enderverse

First Meetings in Ender’s Universe by Orson Scott Card This anthology seemed like the light at the end of the proverbial tunnel that this series has become. That’s because, in it, we find some of the humor that made the previous books sparkle. It also shows us how long the military had been planning to reap…

April 2019 — A Wrap-Up

The series remains one of my darlings even though its author does have the habit of solving a huge problem that extends across the whole plot at the end quite easily. But this being the fifth book that I am reading means that I’m now used to it. Just as the reasons that irritate me…

Readthon’18 Mini Challenges

So, the bloggers participating in Dewey’s Readathon also create mini-challenges that you can do while you read. A big thank you to those bloggers because the amount of work they put into designing these challenges and hourly updates is ah-mazing! So, I did some of the challenges: Anthology of Interest  wanted to know about an…