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.
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
New book out. Read a bunch of the series. Echoes in Death (In Death #44) by J.D. Robb 5 star. Secrets in Death (In Death #45) by J.D. Robb 4 star. Leverage in Death (In Death #47) by J.D. Robb 2 star. The basic premise was just too stupid, but the fun people were … More … In Death by J D Robb
Unearthed by Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner 4 star. YA. Must wait for sequel. Grump. The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin 5 star. Dystopia. Read it way back when, re-read because the trilogy is done. The Obelisk Gate by N.K. Jemisin 5 star. Dystopia. Goal: Find Your Daughter. The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin 5 … More Evil Evil Cliffhangers
Spindle’s End by Robin McKinley 5 star. The princess pricked her finger, and… Not the story you’d expect. Read all her books. ALL OF THEM. Omnitopia: Dawn by Diane Duane 5 star. standalone book. Obsidio by Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff 5 star trilogy conclusion The Reluctant Queen by Sarah Beth Durst 4 star. sequel. … More SFF Good Times
The Lady of Shalott Written by Alfred, Lord Tennyson Illustrated by Geneviève Côté Amazing pix. Give it to your kid.
Jip: His Story by Katherine Paterson 5 star Set just before the war Good for middle grade & YA. Confederates Don’t Wear Couture by Stephanie Kate Strohm 4 star. YA. Confederates lost, but that’s where the money is, so if teens want to save for college, that’s where they sell their wares. Also, fashion, ghosts, … More 2 Very Different Civil War Perspectives