Posts Categorized: 5 Stars

Review: The Collapsing Empire (The Interdependency #1) by John Scalzi

Review: The Collapsing Empire (The Interdependency #1) by John Scalzi

WOW. John Scalzi is quickly becoming one of my favorite Sci-Fi writers. I enjoyed reading The Collapsing Empire so very much, I have no words. I devoured this book in huge chunks and I was distracted at work all day yesterday – I was so anxious to get home and… Read more »

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Review: The Meaning of Everything by Simon Winchester

Review: The Meaning of Everything by Simon Winchester

For English is a language that simply cannot be fixed, nor can it ever be absolutely laid down. It changes constantly; it grows with an almost exponential joy. It evolves eternally; its words alter their senses and their meanings subtly, slowly, or speedily according to fashion and need. Dictionaries that… Read more »

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Review: A Closed and Common Orbit (Wayfarers #2) by Becky Chambers *spoilers*

Review: A Closed and Common Orbit (Wayfarers #2) by Becky Chambers *spoilers*

I absolutely loved reading A Closed and Common Orbit. I enjoyed reading the sections on Pepper/Jane 23 more than on Sidra/Lovelace but when taken as a whole, I wanted to hug this book! I felt that A Closed and Common Orbit clearly exemplifies the idea of “if you can’t see… Read more »

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Review: One Fell Sweep (Innkeeper Chronicles #3) by Ilona Andrews  *spoilers*

Review: One Fell Sweep (Innkeeper Chronicles #3) by Ilona Andrews *spoilers*

*NOTE: This is a review of the free online serial. It will be pulled soon and is currently available for pre-order.* I loved dang near everything about this. EVERYTHING. So… SQUEEEEE! lol In book three of the Innkeeper Chronicles, the story begins when Dina gets a message to come help… Read more »

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Review: The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and Richard Howard (Translator)

Review: The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and Richard Howard (Translator)

“But eyes are blind. You have to look with your heart.” I’ve read The Little Prince many, many times. My mom had a beautiful, small hardback edition of this when I was small and it always fascinated me for some reason. I haven’t attempted to read The Little Prince in… Read more »

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Review: Winds of Fate (Mage Winds #1, Valdemar #10) by Mercedes Lackey

Review: Winds of Fate (Mage Winds #1, Valdemar #10) by Mercedes Lackey

This is it. The book that started it all. The beginning of my Mercedes Lackey habit and my Fantasy journey. For me, Everything Valdemar begins with Elspeth. From my review of By the Sword: I first met Mercedes Lackey while browsing the stacks at the public library in my home… Read more »

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Review: As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride by Cary Elwes

Review: As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride by Cary Elwes

There are no words to describe the sheer number of emotions I ran through while reading As You Wish. Extreme happiness, sheer amazement, incredulous laughter, sadness and actual tears. As You Wish is The Princess Bride of non-fiction. (See what I did there??) “Fencing. Fighting. Torture. Poison. True love. Hate…. Read more »

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Review: The Key of the Keplian (Witch World #27: Secrets of the Witch World #1) by Andre Norton

Review: The Key of the Keplian (Witch World #27: Secrets of the Witch World #1) by Andre Norton

Publishing Note: The Key of the Keplian was originally published by Aspect which was a division of Time Warner Books. Time Warner Books was consumed by Hachette Book Group which merged Aspect into Grand Central Publishing. The Key of the Keplian is no longer in print but can be purchased… Read more »

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Review: The Martian by Andy Weir

Review: The Martian by Andy Weir

Wow. I’ve been putting off reading The Martian for over a year now. Why? Because every.single.time I looked at the blurb or started the book, I would be instantly reminded of Don Cheadle in Mission to Mars. Then I’d think, “Hey! It’s Don Cheadle’s part of the story in Mission… Read more »

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