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Interview with Michael Livingston, Author of The Shards of Heaven

Today, I am excited to share an interview with Michael Livingston, the author of the Chronicle of The Shards of Heaven, which released November 24, 2015. If you missed my review, I found it to be an captivating and incredibly fun read. I definitely recommend checking it out.     Giveaway There are a couple days in the Giveaway of Michael Livingston’s...

Monthly Musings – November 2015

This is a where I look back at what I read (or tried to read) during the past month. I also plan on highlighting my experiences in any book club reads I from the month as well. I will always start with any books I would label as a surprise find/under-read books so if anyone missed my reviews for them,...

Backlist Burndown Review: Dragon Keeper by Robin Hobb

It took me a while to get to this series, and I’m not entirely sure why since I count Robin Hobb as one of my favorite authors.  I also have to confess to reading the different series that make up The Realm of the Elderlings in the wrong order as I was ignorant of how much interconnection there is between...

Indulging in Binge Reading

So, I do enjoy reviewing and running this blog, but I will admit to missing the way I used to read books at times. It used to be, when I would read a new author or series, I would binge read everything I could one right after the other. For some, I might choose to take a break if there were...

Review: The Shards of Heaven by Michael Livingston + GIVEAWAY

Don’t miss the GIVEAWAY  at the end of the review. Open to US/Canada The Shards of Heaven is a captivating story, that presents some alternative theories for how and why some events in history may have unfolded as they did. Following Julius Caesar’s death, there is a struggle for power between Cleopatra, Marc Antony and his young son and his...

Review: Binti by Nnedi Okorafor

Binti is the story of a young Himba woman whose life and clan revolve around math and engineering. Her people never leave their home, so the news of her acceptance into Oomza University, the finest institution of higher learning in the galaxy, is bittersweet. Binti loves learning, and the opportunity to participate in a program with such a fabulous reputation is of course very...

Audiobook Review: The Flux by Ferrett Steinmetz

The Flux was definitely an enjoyable read, I still love the concept of magic that spawns from people’s obsessions, and we get to see more of that in this book. I also really enjoyed finding out what has become of Paul, Aliyah and Valentine since the last book. There’s definitely some adjustments being made! Especially in terms of Aliyah. It...