Way back in the olden days of 2020, the amazing crystalclear sent some inspired picks my way for CBR Book Exchange. Hooray! I kicked off the new year with one of their thoughtful additions to my TBR pile; I had wanted to read Storm Front for some time thanks to the lovely folks here at CBR. The other book, The Light in the Ruins, was a book with which I was unfamiliar. I was immediately excited and impressed after reading the cover copy, as I […]
This was a lovely treat from narfna, courtesy of the 2020 Book Exchange. I loved the clever telling of the story-within-a-story, and I almost wanted to know the end of the ‘fictional’ story more than I did the ‘real’ one. Susan Ryeland is an editor. Her company publishes the Atticus Pund series, wildly successful detective books with a Poirot/Gamache-style main character. She introduces herself at the beginning, saying the ninth book in the series would change her life. Then you get to read the manuscript […]
Books, Books Physical Books! Thanks so much, @ElCicco! I don’t have very many actual books here with me as an expatriate right now, so this is all very exciting. I will have to do a Yoon Ha Lee 3 in 1 review, I think. And I love that you added a little history surprise for me there—the photos are lovely! (So I flicked through and I thought I might find her: Rachel Carson!) Like, last year, unfortunately, I haven’t been able to write up […]
Have you ever been approached by a grim-looking man, carrying a naked sword with a blade about ten miles long in his hand, in the middle of the night beneath the stars on the shores of Lake Michigan? Until very recently my answer was a “definitely not”. Now, thanks to crystalclear for sending this book my way during the 2020 Book Exchange, my answer has changed: YES! By proxy, at least. I have been acquainted with the big swordy fella and many other weirds that […]
Book Exchange part 2, courtesy of @teresaelectro Apologies for the sideways photo; for some reason I can’t fix that on an older I-pad.