Posts Tagged ‘reading’

I can say with confidence at this point that Jacqueline Carey is one of my favorite authors. It’s the detail, I think. It gets me every time. The characters don’t hurt, either. This is the second book featuring Moirinn, who’s half D’Angeline and half Alban (I’d spell the tribe, but that would require me to […]


Ugh. So I finally sat down at the end of last week and read Breaking Dawn. I don’t even have the energy to truly review it. You know what it’s about; Bella Swan and her perfect love and her perfect transition to vampirehood and her perfectly perfect child with the most terrible name ever given […]


I purchased this book when I was in California in February. It was one of those moments of kismet; I spotted it on the shelf, saw the title and laughed out loud. How could I not buy a book with a title like “Queen Victoria, Demon Hunter“? Seriously? I snatched it up faster than you […]


Tuesday evening I finished Ilium, by Dan Simmons. This book has been languishing in one of my piles of “to be read” books for quite some time, but after I finished the Tim Powers, I wanted to transition to something totally different, but equally dense and full of plot and character. Ilium did not disappoint. […]


OK, enough blather about the wedding. It was nice, on to other things. I’m woefully behind on my reading. On the other hand, I’m reading something like four books right now. I never used to do that. There’s the one that I both have a terrible time putting down and sometimes can’t quite bring myself […]


I’ll admit I’ve been putting off writing this review since I finished the book last week. We’re talking about Defending Angels here, the second in a new series by Mary Stanton. I read the first one as part of Cannonball the First, I think. Maybe. I don’t know. I read it, anyway, and enjoyed it […]


If you’re at all familiar with the steampunk genre, then you already know how awesome it is. And if you’re not, well, let me attempt to explain it in a few sentences. Take the Victorian era, add in the very beginnings of the Industrial Revolution, and jack everything up a few notches. Steampunk most often […]


I still remember childhood trips to the local bookstore. It was a great little place that has since moved up to Hunt Valley and isn’t so little anymore. They were both local and independent, so it’s pretty amazing that they survived the influx of Barnes&Noble and the advent of Amazon. I think they probably did […]


Based on my pseudo-review of the previous several books in the Southern Vampire series, you know that I’ve been on a Sookie Stackhouse binge the past few weeks. I’ve really enjoyed these books, and this most recent one was almost equally as enjoyable as the previous entries, though I have a few quibbles with it. […]


I cannot recommend this book enough. Are you breathing? Yes? Then READ THIS BOOK. If the following wee passage doesn’t enlighten you, you’re hopeless: “Someday, Locke Lamora,” he said, “someday, you’re going to fuck up so magnificently, so ambitiously, so overwhelmingly that the sky will light up and the moons will spin and the gods […]



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