This winter is far too cold for me. The only cure is to read books set on snowy mountains. With avalanches that kill people. (and preserve them for future viewing…) There are no avalanches in my city! It’s not so bad! See? At least I don’t have to stay in a stinky yak barn to … More Within the Sanctuary of Wings by Marie Brennan
If you could read your boyfriend’s mind wouldn’t you know that he’s just using you? Apparently this occurs to no one, because the little operation is just for –emotions–. A lot of the humor fell flat for me. Not my favorite book by Connie Willis.
Loved the first book in the series, Jackaroo. (What’s the deal with naming the book “Hero’s tale”? That’s not an interesting title!) Picked this one up for being a sequel, but the only connection is that Berle is the grand-daughter of Gwynn and Burl ((Get it? feminized name1) and therefore is taught to read. When … More Tale of Birle by Cynthia Voigt
My hometown was freezing… so what better than to read a voyage through the frozen North? Couldn’t figure out why I wasn’t getting into it until someone looked at a pic of ‘the girlfriend.’ I’ve gotten used to books where women take an active role, not staying home to be ‘the girlfriend.’ Oh. So that’s … More Farthest North by Fridtjof Nansen
A book of short stories about teenagers, framed by a potty-mouthed teen. The teens are all on a wilderness hike back to civilization, as a rehabilitation for crimes they did or didn’t do. “I was framed” is interesting when someone is volunteering their crime. Stephanie Kuehn wrote the only 5 star story: Why I Set … More Feral Youth by Shaun David Hutchinson
Someone burned down a former theif’s shop. You try to go straight, and what happens? How is this fair??? So, pull together a team, make a plan, take revenge. Then find out that there’s more going on.
Trio of Sorcery byMercedes Lackey 3 stars for both. Creatures of Will and Temper by Molly Tanzer