I’ll be back around again later with another review, but so far this morning has been spent with my newly-minted 16 year-old daughter in the kitchen making her birthday cake. From scratch. Why, yes, she is awesome, and I’m very proud of her. Over the weekend I was sick, so I read books. I made… Read More Review: Grunge and Others
I have to admit, being able to write this post gives me a fan-girl moment. I asked in Baen’s Bar and she actually took the time to answer me and suggest a dish. Lois McMaster Bujold has long been one of my favorite authors, and possibly the most influential one in my life, so I’m… Read More Eat This While You Read That: Lois McMaster Bujold
I realized that although I have made many lists of books, I have never done a list for military science fiction, one of my favorite sub-genres to read. An online friend asked about recommendations, so I did what I usually do, and crowdsourced the list-making. Over 300 comments later… No, not all of them were… Read More Top 100 Military Science Fiction Books
I realized as I explained why and how I review a book, recently, that it’s been a while since I did that here on the blog. I do have a bit of a review philosophy: I try to only review the good stuff. There are valid reasons for negative reviews, and I have done a… Read More What’s in a review?
I have successfully converted my dear First Reader into a ‘jelly snob,’ as he puts it. From being satisfied with strawberry, and sometimes for a change to have grape, store brand colored wiggly sweet stuff in a jar, we have gone to eyes lighting up at the idea of blackcurrant preserves. Today, he said as… Read More Reading Tastes