5 Mysteries, good better best, that I read while my big fat book was mislaid. Lord of the Wings by Donna Andrews My rating: 5 of 5 stars Yay, Meg the Lady Blacksmith is back at work with iron and the forge, not yay, it’s all off screen, yay again, her ironmongery is a vital … More Mystery Mix
Sometimes you read a book and it is just great! And the series is great! 5 stars all around! And this particular book was well loved by others! And yet somehow it is just… meh. Not bad, just not Great! like the rest of the series. 3 stars, all. Did you like these books? Tell … More The Sequels Meme, Part III
It’s not so obvious in each individual book, but at some point I realize that hey, the last batch of books I read were as white as white can be. Hey, all you SFF and Mystery and Historical and YA writers: Where are all the people I see in my neighborhood? The Johnson Test After … More White as Snow For Miles Around
Thick as Thieves by Megan Whalen Turner My rating: 5 of 5 stars Remember Kamet, the ambassador’s slave from a few books ago? Eugenides, King of Atolia & Thief of Eddis sent a solider to steal him. Most of the book is a travel journey, blessed by the god of “how many ways can you … More Good Batch this week
Lockdown by Laurie R. King 2 stars The cover says novel of suspense… it barely kept me turning pages. multiple points of view, lots of time-jumping. Loved the Mary Russel+Sherlock Holmes novels for a long time, but the series went downhill and I hoped this new would be more like the first novels. Oh well. … More Pairs Lose: 2 Duds
Summer, so busy! No time to write good reviews. 3 SFF and 1 Mystery. The Outskirter’s Secret byRosemary Kirstein (The Steerswoman #2) 5 stars The Tropic of Serpents by Marie Brennan (The Memoirs of Lady Trent #2) 4 stars The Spirit Eater by Rachel Aaron (The Legend of Eli Monpress #3) 4 stars Echoes in … More Lists and Memes: The Sequel collection!
1636: Mission to the Mughals by Eric Flint and Griffin Barber (1632 Universe) 4 stars, SFF Debut novel for Griffin Barber. Desert Noir by Betty Webb (Lena Jones Mystery #1) 4 star, mystery Desert Wives by Betty Webb (Lena Jones Mystery #2) 3 star, mystery