I highly recommend this book, and even more highly recommend reading by sunlight. In honor of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and now Jose, which wasn’t even on the radar when I started reading this book. In 1900 the worst recorded storm in the USA hit Galveston, Texas, a boom-town that was assured by the US Government … More Isaac’s Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History by Erik Larson
How is this book not required reading? Also, its so much better than the first book, Wizard of Oz. On the other hand, given the movie, it’s just as well this was never Disneyfied. You know that pretty girl in the fairy dress on the cover? Look out for her in the book. She’s a … More The Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum
I actually know what Gemina means, and I still missed the plot twist. Because it was such a twisty twist! But when Our Intrepid Heroes figured it out, the trail was right there, ready to be missed due to the frantic pace of the action. And figuring out The Traitor was easy, except that you … More Gemina by Amie Kaufman
No Good Deed byKara Connolly 3 star tags: author-female, cover-art-enticing, hero-female, hero-rushes-around-planless, historical-fiction, palace-politics, sf-f, test-bechcel-pass, ya The Mark of the Dragonfly by Jaleigh Johnson (World of Solace) 5 star tags: author-female, big-fat-book, cover-art-enticing, hero-brain-over-brawn, hero-female, middle-grade, mystery, palace-politics, sf-f, shapeshifter, steam-punk, test-bechcel-pass, test-johnson-pass
Return of Meg the Lady Blacksmith – her iron work is once again part of the plot. Organization is now her job, as well as a major part of the plot. The baseball coach everyone loves to hate – is hateful at his day-job, too. Then he doesn’t die – what went wrong?
Do questions make a good review? Why is making cloth women’s work? When did it become men’s work? How closely does the modern suit-and-shirt resemble the earliest form of clothing? What about other cultural forms of clothing? Why shouldn’t hunting be women’s work, since some women hunted? When is farming women’s work, and when is … More Women’s Work: The First 20,000 Years by Elizabeth Wayland Barber
Warning, this book is hard to put down. I stayed up pretty late, actually it was early again, to read 600 pages in one sitting. A mining colony is bombed, some citizens are rescued by 3 ships of the Fleet, and the bombing ship chase the Fleet to destroy all witnesses. Then things go really … More Illuminae by Amie Kaufman