Book Review: The Bookseller of Florence

The Bookseller of Florence: The Story of the Manuscripts that Illuminated the Renaissanceby Ross KingNonfiction/History496 pagesExpected publication date: April 13, 2021, by Atlantic Monthly Press The rare book trade is not unique to the modern era. It has, in fact, been a staple of society since there were books to trade, whether said books were … Continue reading Book Review: The Bookseller of Florence

Book Review: Dance With Death

Dance With Death (Barker & Llewellyn #12) by Will ThomasMystery320 pagesExpected publication: April 13, 2021, by Minotaur Books June 1893. Private enquiry agents Cyrus Barker and Thomas Llewellyn are hired to help protect the young Russian Tsarevitch, the future Peter III, who has traveled to London to attend a royal wedding. With him are his private … Continue reading Book Review: Dance With Death

Dune Discussion: The Writing and Words of Dune

In part one of Jackie's and my discussion of Frank Herbert's Dune, we talked about Herbert's influences, their effects on the story of Dune, and the characters. In part two, we talk about the writing-- down to how certain word choices affect the story. We also talk about the Denis Villeneuve film, due out in … Continue reading Dune Discussion: The Writing and Words of Dune

Book Review: The Women I Think About at Night

The Women I Think About at Night: Traveling the Paths of my HeroesBy Mia Kankimäki, translated from the Finnish by Douglas RobinsonMemoir/History416 pagesPublished November 10, 2020, by Simon & Schuster Forty-something Mia Kankimäki doesn't have children or a fulfilling job. But she does have a collection of what she calls her 'Night Women', women from … Continue reading Book Review: The Women I Think About at Night

Book Review: Down Among the Sticks and Bones

Down Among the Sticks and Bones (Wayward Children #2) by Seanan McGuire, audiobook narrated by the author Fantasy First published in June 2017 by MacMillan Audio From Goodreads: Twin sisters Jack and Jill were seventeen when they found their way home and were packed off to Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children. This is the … Continue reading Book Review: Down Among the Sticks and Bones