I have a guest post over at Jimbo’s Awesome SFF Book Reviews. I delve into the research behind The East Witch, and indeed, all of my fantasy. You should go check it out! With all of my fiction, though, whichever world, I start out by reading fairy tales and folklore and mythology, to use… Read More Folklore, Fantasy, and Fairy Tales
So! Reviews are coming back. I make no promises. I hadn’t been reading much at all for a long time, and I can’t and won’t read in genres I am currently writing in. Which leaves out large swathes of SFF. Besides which, my comfort reads are, and always have been, mysteries. Specifically Brit Myst,… Read More Book Review: Murder at Mondial Castle
I am quite out of countenance with my coffeepot. Yesterday, as I am batching it (wouldn’t that be a feminine in my case? But the word eludes me) I used the french press to make a modest amount of coffee and it was pleasantly mellow, no bitter notes at all. Today, as I anticipate… Read More Book Review: Joanna Godden
One thing about being very reluctantly quarantined and sick: I can read. And, since I haven’t been up to writing yet (I have hopes. Two weeks of enforced confinement is a lot of time for writing) I have been reading. As I was reading yesterday, and tripping over what I was reading, I realized… Read More Book Review: Rimworld Series
G. Scott Huggins (and I don’t know what the G stands for, but I want to think it’s for Great. Great Scott! also, because he writes great stuff) has a new book out, All Things Huge and Hideous. If that sounds like it’s a riff on the Herriot titles I grew up loving and… Read More Review: All Things Huge and Hideous
The absolutely fun thing about Pocketful of Stars is that it’s like a matrouyshka doll. It’s got layers. You open up one, and there’s another fun face looking at you, and you open that one to see yet another… you know how this goes. I found myself chortling at some of the humor in this… Read More Review: Pocketful of Stars
One of the fun ways to discover new reads is to meet authors in unlikely places. I’ve reviewed books here that I found through meeting people online and having good conversations that got me curious about their books. I’ve met people at cons, liked them, and bought their books on the strength of that. I… Read More Review: Hit or Miss
Looking for something to read? I’ve got a few fun suggestions, and one that you may want to avoid. The covers are clickable links if you want to learn more about any title. And I’ve done something a little different with the reviews, for those of you who are Indie Authors and read my blog.… Read More Book Reviews!
My first comment on this book is about the price. For a book whose purported audience is the working and welfare poor from Appalachia, the price set at 15.99 for ebook is a slap in the face. I don’t usually review a book on price, but in this rare case, it matters. JD Vance’s treatise,… Read More Review: Hillbilly Elegy
To my dismay, I discovered when a reader brought it to my attention that this was one of the posts that fell into the ‘blog hole’ when I switched browsers. It’s definitely a book worth reading, so again, I commend it to your attention… I have been working on this book since… longer than I… Read More Repost: Chaplain’s War
It’s a happy day. Yes, I woke up with bad dreams, but that was just blog fodder for the Mad Genius Club. If you’ve ever wondered about gothic novels, you may want to wander over there for a read of my thoughts on them. What makes it a happy day is seeing this! Scaling… Read More Happy Saturday!
Good morning, gentle readers. Today I am guesting over at Sarah Hoyt’s blog, talking about the meanings of words and one in particular. While I am there, one of my fans and friends, Doug Irvin, is here. He agreed to read and review a couple of books for me and this is the first of… Read More Book Review: Honor of the Legion