July 2018 — A Wrap Up

Shifting Shadows: Stories from the World of Mercy Thompson by Patricia Briggs “Silver” I finally learned how Samuel and Bran became werewolves. The story is dark and violent but that seems fitting. “Roses in Winter” Asil, an aging werewolf in the Marrok’s pack is more man than beast. An innocent girl, Kara, begins to change all that….

I Review Xenocide by Orson Scott Card

I started reading this book at a weird time in my life. A loss that I’m still grieving and new changes make for bad companions. Those reasons could be why I enjoyed reading this book much more than I should have. You’ll see what I mean when I share the two contrasting views that I…

January 2018 — A Wrap Up

Blue Dragon by Kylie Chan This is the third and last book in the series, Dark Heavens. It has problems, I admit. All the books are in severe need of editing. For instance, the author describes the characters as stiffening at least hundred times. If they do replace the word, they go for rigid. That…

Weirding It Out without Weird Enough: Dune Re-Read Update #2

Brief Recap Paul is tested by the Reverend Mother, the leader of the Bene Gesserits. We meet the Atreides and their enemies, Harkonnens. 10, 000s of years ago, Harkonnens were stripped of their titles for showing cowardice in a war. That is just one of the reasons they hate the Atreides who took over and…

3 Favorite Authors, 3 Witty Tweets

Indescribable is an adjective. Adjectives describe things. — Mark Lawrence (@Mark__Lawrence) February 1, 2017 ML is the author of the Broken Empire Trilogy, which is amazeballs! You say tomato, I point you to studies of variation of pronunciation on a geographical, historical, and class basis. #IAmNerd — Steven Brust (@StevenBrust) February 1, 2017 SB is…

The Cover for the New Vlad Taltos Novel is Out!

Tor has revealed the cover for the 15th Vlad Taltos novel. The series is written by Steven Brust. Check out Tor’s post to see the complete picture and a book blurb to see of it is something that you’d like to try!

First Book Loot of the Year, 2017

New Arrivals at appear Midu Reads as the new year starts. I have 3 nonfiction books in the pile & am really excited about those! You can also see Assail by Ian C. Esselmont, a Joe Abercombie, Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson, and  Monster Island by David Wellington–all of which are going to be awesome. There’s…