So many other books referenced this one, I decided to read it. No specific spoilers, but the book is almost 40 years old. Eye catching cover, check: spaceship, pterodactyl, and the Yellow Brick Road & Emerald city. Adventure, check. Plot, sort of. First chapter: meant to be shocking. “Lets get married” after their first meeting? … More The Number of the Beast by Robert A. Heinlein
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman My rating: 5 of 5 stars Dragons are the enemy – and Seraphina’s mother was one. If a war starts between the humans and the dragons, what will happen to her? Will music save her life? Will the Saints lives provide a clue or do their collective writings mean Seraphina should … More
Most adorable book ever. I rec it to everyone 10 years and older. A young dragon caught a cold… in his fire. According to Grandpa in mythical Japan, he has to eat a phoenix shell in the Far North to relight his fire. Clearly, his two friends ill will tag along to help.
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
Two young foxes watch an semi-abandoned country house. His Lordship fails at the capital and retires to said country house. Her Ladyship dutifully follows her husband, even though a strange thing happened to her at this very country house. The countryside. Where things are not entirely civilized. The young fox falls in love with His … More The Fox Woman by Kij Johnson
I used to read lots of sword-and-sorcery, and this book has some of my favorite authors… I was so bored.
Interesting mystery, set between the World Wars. Is the detective psychic or not? Mostly she seems to pay close attention to body language, but sometimes it seems that the physical room is calling her to look at this or that. She recommends that someone use the new physical movements of Dr. Pilates! How cute. The … More Birds of a Feather by Jacqueline Winspear