Last year I loved Olivia Waite’s The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics. When the sequel, The Care and Feeding of Waspish Widows became available on NetGalley I was so excited. I enjoyed it tremendously. I received this as an advance reader copy in exchange for an honest review.
The Beast of Blackmore is a quick bite of the Barbarian world Milla Vane is building in her A Gathering of Dragons series. I grew up on barbarians. Frank Frazetta’s fantasy barbarian art graced the walls of a surprising number of hippie owned shops and restaurants, and then came the Barbarian movies of the 1980s – Conan the Barbarian, The Beastmaster, Red Sonja, and a whole bunch of others that I watched many many times on HBO when I should have been doing my homework. […]
Now that the CBR12 Book Bingo Reading Challenge has begun, the hunt is on for books to fill squares. Some squares, like The Roaring 20’s and Money, are ripe for recommendations. All book recommendations are welcome, because what works for you for White Whale might be someone else’s Shelfie. In the kick-off post, vel veeter got us started with some color in the title recommendations: Often in book challenges, they use colors….which I find difficult to find. But I did some research: The Yellow House […]
Sweetest in the Gale is an anthology of novellas by Olivia Dade, all set in her fictional Marysburg. Each of the stories is lovely. The first and the third ripped my heart out for different reasons. In Teach Me, Dade introduced us to Candy Albright, an English teacher and Force to be Reckoned With. In “Sweetest in the Gale,” fellow Marysburg High English teacher, Griff has noticed Candy, but his grief for the death of his wife has disconnected him from other people. Since that first Marysburg […]
I have a lot of unread books on my kindle, but I still went looking for new books in the Amazon Prime library last night. I clicked on Kristen Callihan’s Dear Enemy, which I remembered hearing about, but I couldn’t remember what I heard. I decided to read a few pages before bed just to see if I wanted to read it. Hours later I was almost half way through and showed no signs of stopping. With a couple of breaks for naps, I finished […]