Millionth re-read. One twin is sturdy and strong, one is delicate and beautiful. Guess which one the parents love more… or at least give more attention… Jacob have I loved, Esau have I hated. I love love love the way the ending of the story lets Louise re-write the beginning. Makes me cry EVERY TIME.
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
The Bad Guy is really bad. (His father is worse.) The King is really useless. The Magic is all a fraud… or is it? And should the Real Magic be kept under wraps? Girls can’t qualify as Official Musicians, but Lin is so great that the Greatest Bard encouraged her to pay her music at … More Last Song Before Night by Ilana C. Myer
Too many tests this season. Time for a reread of a really good series. It’s a rare series that just keeps getting better – every time the plot seems to get a bit stale, it takes a hard right and turns into something else that, on re-read, was carefully built up over the last two … More Magic Series – Kate Daniel – by Ilona Andrews
“Just one incident.” “Not really worth complaining about.” “It’s just me, isn’t it?” Sadly, there’s almost nothing new in here. Putting it all in one place, though, is really shocking. Solnit talks about ways that men silence women, from talking over them to making htem legal non-persons upon marriage, to ‘mansplaining’, to sexual harassment, to … More Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit
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
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