I normally avoid Smurfettes – The First & Only Woman (TM) To Do The Job – I’d like to think that we as a society have gotten past that point, even if The Glass Ceiling (TM) is still a real thing. (https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.ph…) But – horse racing! with magic horses! On a rocky island, is it … More The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
Reread. I have decided hat this is actually 2 book in one. Plot: Anita raises life-like zombies, and so does Some Evil Person. Conflict! Pages: 1-33. 90-95. 105-126. 224-327. 346-356. 452-468. 503-556. Relationships: Anita has too many boyfriends, she will now add some girlfriends, and Asher is messing up worse than ever. Anita is back … More Dead Ice by Laurell K. Hamilton
I had expected to really enjoy this book – a book about stories! Fun! Or not. OK story, but drop the ! from Fun. But the characters were all pretty shallow, and so was the plot. Not looking for the rest of the series.
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