Mini-Reviews of Books I Requested Through I Smell Sheep June-July 2021

The Final Girl Support Group by Grady Hendrix A most compelling tale about women who survive horrifying events and what happens to them once they stop being the latest story. Whatever you’d expect from a slasher flick, such as characters who don’t die even after grievous hurt, prolonged confrontations, a lot of gore and bodies, you’ll…

A Wrap-Up of the Netgalley Books I Read in May-June 2021

It Came From Miskatonic University: Weirdly Fantastical Tales of Campus Life by Various Authors I requested this book on Netgalley and I’m so glad I did! I lucked out when I found not one but two great anthologies on Netgalley. This one–as the name indicates–runs with a Lovecraftian theme. Different stories in it describe different…

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,…

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…

Reading Anniversaries & First-in-a-Series — August Edition

2018 Go here for the books I read in August this year! 2017 A Plague of Angels by Sheri S. Tepper My review Raptor Red by Robert T. Bakker My review 2016 The Unadulterated Cat by Terry Pratchett My review 2015 Samurai Jack, Vol. 1 by Jim Zub As fun as the cartoon had been! 2014…

March 2017 — Wrap-Up

  Old Faves in New Flavors The Hobbit Graphic Novel   The novel stayed true to the book. However, I wasn’t too impressed with the artwork. It could have been more attractive. Given that I’ve just finished reading Monstress, it is no surprise that everything else looks almost dull in comparison!       Words […]