Reading, reading, and suddenly there’s a tape recorder. Wait, when was this written? 1978. Wow. It’s a great story, and a lot of the best fight scenes take place in a canyon, so there would be no cell reception anyhow. Great story, beautiful Arizona scenery, nice cultural bits, and a fine mystery.
Chime and Punishment (Clock Shop Mystery #3) by Julianne Holmes 5 stars Shattered at Sea (A Webb’s Glass Shop Mystery #5) by Cheryl Hollon 3 star Not quite as good as the rest of the 4star series. A Tangled Yarn (Yarn Retreat Mystery #5) by Betty Hechtman 3 star
At one point, I loved this series. Now, can’t even finish it. Oh well, tastes change.
Word Math: If it takes 15 minutes to walk a 5-block segment, how many minutes does it take to walk 4 5-block segments? For the longest time, the boring answer was, 15*4 = 60 minutes. Happy Marathon Day! 15 * 4 = 55 🙂 Today, I manged to shave one or two minutes of each … More Happy Marathon Day!
Millionth re-read. One twin is sturdy and strong, one is delicate and beautiful. Guess which one the parents love more… or at least give more attention… Jacob have I loved, Esau have I hated. I love love love the way the ending of the story lets Louise re-write the beginning. Makes me cry EVERY TIME.
Tom Holt – for when you’re in the mood for sillyness. Of course there’s a plot, too, and Good vs Evil (but who is on which side?) and pretty elves, ugly goblins, gold, gold into straw, and war. But mostly, oy. Silly and fun.
Mom and Dad died, so Pal (seriously, that his name) sells the farm and heads off to the capital. He is a magician (maker) and fights pretty well, so he’ll just sign up to be a Champion. Doesn’t work out so well, so he goes back to the farm – and Makes, and the Merlin-figure … More The Spark by David Drake
The Castle Behind Thorns by Merrie Haskell Iorich (Vlad Taltos #12) by Steven Brust Shadow Scale (Seraphina #2) by Rachel Hartman The Armored Saint (The Sacred Throne #1) by Myke Cole
These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman Pretty, pretty cover. Also, good story. Youngest Space Hero Ever meets the Space Princess. Disaster strikes. Lovely presentation, with The Inquisition interrogating Our Hero at the start of each chapter (spoiler, that means he lives through the adventure) and then the chapter laying out all the ways that Our … More Judging A Book by It’s Cover, Take II
Luke Skywalker… this one’s for you.