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
Lovely first novel. Sasha Silverman of the Silver Bear shop (yes its named for her family) loves selling teddy beards. And making 4th of July Teddy picnics for kids. Hopefully their parents will buy more… Who knew making Teddy Bears could be so stressful? It’s because the company salesman is a jerk – and after … More Bearly Departed by Meg Macy
Medicine through the Ages – and the Empires. This book covers the practice of medicine through most of the globe. Start off with the health difference of nomads vs city life: 1. Eat what you have when you have it vs what keeps well : quantity vs variety. 2. Disease kills off the tribe but … More Jews and Medicine: An Epic Saga by Frank Heynick
Robin Hood is Welsh? Of course, why didn’t anyone point this out before! Rhi Bran i Hod = King Raven the Enchanter. What better way to scare off the pursuit than by pretending to be a giant black bird with raven-feather fletched arrows? He’s not a man, he’s a phantom! Who wants to marry Merian, … More Scarlet by Stephen R. Lawhead
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!
Stayed at my sister for the weekend… So many books on the shelves. And on the couch. And on the floor around the couch. And in a large canvas bag for library trips. The Steerswoman by Rosemary Kirstein My rating: 5 of 5 stars Read this book ages and ages ago, and was afraid to … More A Classical Weekend
The war is over, what’s left to write about? Time to bring the story back to the personal: Meg & Simon, are they going to kiss again or not? Incidentally, Policeman Montgomery has a criminal brother, that would be petty crime and not global war, and Jimmy is coming to town. Jimmy is Not Nice … More Etched in Bone by Anne Bishop