Preludes of the Witch Queen

Coming Sooooooonnnnnn…….

The Shadow Kin possess great abilities.  They can sense secrets, foretell your future, and sometimes even control the shadows themselves. But even the Kin aren't immune to fate.  For Fallow, the future promises nothing but sorrow.  Armed with only the mystical red cloak of the Shadow Kin, she is determined to conquer what's ahead and choose… Continue reading Coming Sooooooonnnnnn…….

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August Reads

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien.  Recommended?  Yes.  Super fun.  But, um....duh. The New World by Patrick Ness.  Recommended?  Yes, if you like and have read The Knife of Never Letting Go. The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum.  Recommended?  Yes, though the whole (SPOILER) sex change thing at the end was unexpected and weird. The Ordinary… Continue reading August Reads

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Monthly Reads: May 2013

I started this month's reading by asking for votes on which of my backlog of books I should read.  The two winners (it was about 50/50) were We Have Always Lived in the Castle and A Great and Terrible Beauty. Anyhow, I decided to go ahead and read them both.  I also finished up a few books I'd started… Continue reading Monthly Reads: May 2013

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Monthly To Be Read: June

Turns out that May's To Be Read pile took me through *nearly* everything that I'd set as a goal, and consequently, I made it through some books that had been lingering on my shelves. Then there was this whole sense of stolen-time and wickedness as I chucked Rebel Angels by Libba Bray yet again to… Continue reading Monthly To Be Read: June

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What would you do if you were invisible?

I've never really understood why someone would answer that question with listing a visit to the locker room or stealing stuff or what not.  But here I am reading The Invisible Man and can't help but thinking about it.  The thing is--we are who we are regardless of whether people are around. In a lot of ways,… Continue reading What would you do if you were invisible?

Book Reviews

Hero vs. Hero: Captain Blood vs. Archie Goodwin

Back again for our new round of hero vs hero.  Literary crush vs. literary crush.  Captain Blood has, so far, taken the win for the first two rounds. Captain Blood: once a slave then a pirate then a ... what it a governor?  Something like that, but ultimately, Captain Blood is the lover of his… Continue reading Hero vs. Hero: Captain Blood vs. Archie Goodwin