In which the realities of 2019 trample the good intentions of 2018.
Wherein the nicest kid you'll ever meet comes from your country's worst foe, there's a new claimant to the Iron Throne, and the Austrians are definitely not invading.
Soo... This week didn't go quite as planned. We had three super busy days at work thanks to a long-planned event. The lead-up to it had been stressing me out for the past couple of weeks, and I am so glad to be done with it. That was planned. I'd been dreading it, but I … Continue reading Sunday Sum-Up, 07/14/2019
Recently, YouTuber Daniel Greene posted a video of his Top 5 Quintessential Science Fiction books. It's a great list if you want to get started in classic science fiction, but it skews to the old and male end of the spectrum. Now, I like Daniel's videos. He seems like a great guy. Buuuut.... I think … Continue reading Sci-Fi Recommendations
Storm of Locusts (The Sixth World #2) by Rebecca Roanhorse Fantasy 313 Pages First published April 23, 2019, by Saga Press Monster-hunter Maggie Hoskie has had a rough time of it lately. Her last hunt went about as wrong as it could go, she had to betray someone she has known for years, and … Continue reading Book Review: Storm of Locusts
Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia Fantasy 352 pages Expected publication date: July 23rd, 2019, by Del Rey Though the fairytale retelling is a popular trend among current fantasy authors, most of those fairytales are based upon European stories such as Snow White or Cinderella. Too few authors have delved into the wealth … Continue reading Book Review: Gods of Jade and Shadow
Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme where we randomly select a book from our Goodreads To Be Read list and share it with the world. It’s hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners, so be sure to link back to her site so that we can all see what everyone plans to read! Silver in the Wood … Continue reading Goodreads Monday: Silver in the Wood
I headed to my little hometown for a couple of days this week for Independence Day. My parents, my twelve-year-old nephew, and I went out for ice cream on Wednesday and then headed out to watch the town's fireworks show after dark. Because my hometown is fairly small (about 5,600 people) and because it's a … Continue reading Sunday Sum-Up, 07/07/2019
Thanks to all of this heat, I've been staying inside, staying still, and trying to stay cool. This has involved a lot of news articles-- particularly bookish articles. 'The Free Black Women’s Library amplifies the voices of female African American writers' by Eva Recinos via the Los Angeles Times Little Free Libraries are popping up … Continue reading Bookish Headlines #10
We're halfway through 2019 already, and just a couple of weeks into Summer. I am looking forward to the second half of the year, just because it gets us out of Summer. Bring me Autumn and sweater weather! Books I Read in June: Dreyer's English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style by Benjamin … Continue reading June Summary, July Preview