July 2020 — A Wrap-Up

Ash and Quill by Rachel Caine As I review this book, the news of Rachel Caine’s passing is still fresh. I’ve loved reading her work and am sad that we won’t get to see what else she would have dazzled us with. When it comes to this installment, I think I can sum it up with…

January 2020 — A Wrap-Up

44 Scotland Street by Alexander McCall Smith So, Mr. Smith’s books are usually a hit or a miss for me. For instance, I loved the No.1 Ladies Detective Agency installment that I read last year. But the book before it was a bore. Thought I’d give another series a try and found it’s the same. In…

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…

February 2018 — A Wrap Up

Department 19: The Rising by Will Hill Several things about this book annoyed the heck outta me, including: I have begun to detest Jamie who is a Mary Sue if there ever was one! Talbot stared at Jamie, admiration on his face. “Bravo”, he said. “There are men and women a lot older than you…

Reading Anniversaries: First in a Series & Singles–December Edition

2013   Another review from the past: What I liked: the story was fast paced and flowed beautifully-this felt much more natural than the first book by the author the concept was pretty interesting & kept me engrossed the indiscriminate hate that the Decider had for everybody-he didn’t need a reason, he just hated. What…

Book Booty, August 2017

So, a visit to Kitabain brought me these beauties. Let’s look at them all: I am slowly collecting my way through the Discworld novels. Sadly, I still have a ways to go. Anyway, planning to get back to this series as soon as I find the second book. Thia hardcover edition is beautiful and contains…

Quick Reading Updates, Book Bingo, & Musings on Writing

    I finished Hellboy Vol. 1 Seed of Destruction & loved every bit of it. I would have loved it even more, if there was more Liz to go around. The artwork is so beautiful but what do I know because I haven’t read more than ten graphic novels/comics in my life. However, that…