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Category Archives: historical
#sorrynotsorry! I can’t refrain from posting one more mer-story this month, because it’s so good. At least it’s not selkies this time! ^_^; Rivers Solomon, et al. The Deep. New York: Saga Press, 2019. Rating: 5 out of 5 combs … Continue reading
First, a big THANK YOU to everyone who gave me their uplifting book recommendations in response to my last post. I am definitely going to check some of those out this Fall and Winter. I’m especially looking forward to re-reading … Continue reading
First, a shout-out to Lithuania’s entry to the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest: In honor of the 100th independence anniversary, the Lithuanian NGO Music Export Fund has compiled a Spotify playlist of 100 songs from 1918 to the present, from the … Continue reading
In the past eight years, I’ve reviewed plenty of amazing books, less-than-amazing books, really-kind-of-terrible books, and just-plain-meh books. The reading experience has been a mixed bag of awesomeness and problems, but there was always something in each book that kept … Continue reading
It’s that awesomest time of year again, the month for reading spooky, paranormal stories; stocking up on snack-size Butterfingers; and putting together your kick-@$$ October Daye costume. This month, I’m prepared with several Halloween posts featuring nostalgic middle grade titles, … Continue reading
Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows. My Lady Jane. New York: HarperCollins, 2016. Kindle ed. Rating: 4.75 out of 5 stacks of books brought along on the honeymoon So, this is my first foray into alternate historic fiction, and … Continue reading
May was Short Story Month, so over the past few weeks, in addition to sampling a few anthologies, I decided to tackle all of Seanan McGuire’s Toby stories/novellas. Some highlights: “Through This House” — in between Late Eclipses and One Salt Sea, Toby enters the … Continue reading
Well, you know November has come…when it’s gone away. (just thought I’d ease you into this very academic post with a pop culture reference :-D) Happy T(of)urkey Day, everyone! May your pumpkin pies be tasty and your tryptophan-induced comas relaxing. … Continue reading