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…

October 2019 — A Belated Wrap-Up

Iron and Magic by Ilona Andrews Find my review here. To Be a Machine : Adventures Among Cyborgs, Utopians, Hackers, and the Futurists Solving the Modest Problem of Death by Mark O’Connell An interesting book and yet I felt as if the author didn’t believe in the importance of the subject themselves. There was also a…

February 2019 — A Wrap-Up

So, the series came to an end. I was sorry to say goodbye to the idiots — by which I mean Percy and Grover because Annabeth is too smart. But I am also glad that it ended on the right note. The source of all the trouble on Earth and the reason why the Titans…

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

2017 Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson This was my first encounter with Kamala Khan and boy did I love what I read! What made her an authentic character were her lifelike issues, including those of being a teenager, a superhero coming into her powers, of trying to find her place…

The Drab Side of the Nightside Books

Hell to Pay & Sharper than a Serpent’s Tooth by Simon R. Green Here is what is wrong with this series — and not just with the two books in question: John’s third eye and the powers that come from it are a huge deus ex machina plot device. I don’t think there is any…

December 2017 — A Wrap-Up!

A fun book and a tribute to These Old Shades by Georgette Heyer. It was a fun read.   You can find my review here but here are some fun quotes from the books that I didn’t mention in it: Roman blinked again and smacked Aspid’s nose with his hand. “What did I say about…