• Review: Malice (The Faithful and the Fallen #1) by John Gwynne

    OK! I'm calling it! Malice (The Faithful and the Fallen #1) expired to DNF (at 23%) status on 10-Jul-2017 due to extreme prejudice against boredom.

    I did NOT enjoy much of the 23% of Malice that I completed. I was bored, bored, BORED and...

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  • Review: Penric’s Demon (Penric and Desdemona #1) by Lois McMaster Bujold

    So. I have a handful of Bujold books but I've never finished one before Penric's Demon. I actually started reading Penric's Demon because Subterranean Press had a sale. Penric and the Shaman (Penric and Desdemona #2) was one of the books on sal...

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  • Review: The Zero Stone (The Zero Stone #1) by Andre Norton

    The Zero Stone is a magical book for me in some ways.

    I first ran into The Zero Stone (and Andre Norton) in elementary school. I was a voracious reader even then and apparently, my elementary school had a fabulous catalog. At the time I...

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  • Review: We Are Legion (We Are Bob) (Bobiverse #1) by Dennis E. Taylor

    I adored We Are Legion. The Bobs are a lot of fun - though I prefer Bob 1.0 (or is that Bob 2.0?). I have to say, I'm really running into some great Space Operas. I have high hopes this trend will continue.

    The beginning was only sightly...

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  • Review: The Billionaire Wins the Game (Billionaire Bachelors #1) by Melody Anne

    There's not really much to be said. The Billionaire Wins the Game follows the same of format as a typical Harlequin - but I think it's closer to the Romance line than the Presents line.

    I can't say that I particularly enjoyed The Billionai...

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Review: Mo’ Meta Blues by Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson & Ben Greenman

Review: Mo’ Meta Blues by Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson & Ben Greenman

DNF@45% I’m not really into music – by that I mean I am not an audiophile. I enjoy music and I have a large number of musician friends – who introduced me to wonderful music and informed my rather eclectic taste. But I don’t read books about musicians or music…. Read more »

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Review: Rex Libris, Volume I: I, Librarian (Rex Libris #1-5) by James Turner

Review: Rex Libris, Volume I: I, Librarian (Rex Libris #1-5) by James Turner

When I learned there was a Librarian themed graphic novel, I had to try it. I know I’m not a fan of graphic novels but I felt confident I’d like this one. Well, I didn’t like this one – but not because it’s a graphic novel. I didn’t like it… Read more »

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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: Earthrise (Her Instruments #1) by M.C.A. Hogarth

Review: Earthrise (Her Instruments #1) by M.C.A. Hogarth

I’m not really sure how I feel about Earthrise. I went through several stages of emotions while reading and…they just don’t add up. Earthrise is the first book in the Her Instruments series. I initially started reading because I was drawn to the cover. Several friends on GR have been… 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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2017 Book Purchases: April

2017 Book Purchases: April

    Book: She Wolf and Cub Author: Lilith Saintcrow Cost: $1.13 Format: ebook Date Purchased: 03-Apr-2017 Notes: It just sounded so good!     Book: The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth #1) Author: N.K. Jemisin Cost: $9.52 Format: Trade Paperback Date Purchased: 13-Apr-2017 Notes: This is the series she… 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: The Cloud Roads (The Books of the Raksura #1) by Martha Wells

Review: The Cloud Roads (The Books of the Raksura #1) by Martha Wells

I don’t have a lot of experience with Martha Wells – one short story (of the Raksura) and that’s about it. So, I had no real expectations as to how I would enjoy this book. And I did. By the end of the book, I found The Cloud Roads very,… Read more »

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2017 Book Purchases: March

2017 Book Purchases: March

01-Mar-2017: I have two pre-orders this month: Etched in Bone by Anne Bishop for 07-Mar-2017 and The Unyielding by Shelly Laurenston for 28-Mar-2017     Book: Etched in Bone (The Others #5) Author: Anne Bishop Cost: $18.48 Format: Hardback Date Purchased: Pre-order 13-Jul-2016 / Release Day 07-Mar-2017 Notes: Special Purchase:… Read more »

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