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Monthly Musings, Travel Edition – June 2017

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,...

GIVEAWAY: Twelve Days by Steven Barnes

Today I am pleased to host a giveaway for  a new paranormal thriller that just released today. Twelve Days by Steven Barnes. Be sure to check out the details below, because this sounds like a seriously exciting book (with quite the body count). I love thrillers like this that take on a speculative aspect, bringing the paranormal to take things to the...

Audiobook Review: The Boy on the Bridge by M. R. Carey

I am going to start with talking a bit about reading order, I think both of The Boy on the Bridge and The Girl with All the Gifts can easily be read as stand-alones. The descriptions from the publishers are incredibly vague for both, which I tend to enjoy. That said, there is something about the world I had no idea...

Stacking the Shelves – June 17, 2017

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly feature all about sharing your good luck in book acquisitions! So here’s what came my way since my last post! I really need to do these posts more often! While I haven’t been requesting as many books, I did get a number of unsolicited books (which make me happy), and I also haven’t posted in...

Review: The Refrigerator Monologues by Catherynne M. Valente

I love the concept of this book which gives voice to those sidelined females in comic books. It creates fleshed out characters that have motivations and thoughts and intriguing stories all their own. It shows they are something more than just a footnote in the story of a super hero. And this book is all that, which is wonderful. However, this...

Backlist Burndown Review: Glamour in Glass by Mary Robinette Kowal

Glamour in Glass was every bit of an enjoyable escape for me as Shades of Milk and Honey. I absolutely love this time period setting and the magic of glamours just enhances that. In this one, Jane and Vincent work as a husband and wife team working as glamourists for noble families. Jane is adjusting to married life, as they...

Tough Traveling – Non-Human Protagonists

Tough Traveling is back! Nathan over at Fantasy Review Barn is the original mastermind of Tough Traveling. And Laura is reviving it as a monthly feature over at Fantasy Faction. What’s Tough Traveling? Pretty much, on the first of the month where we dig around to come up with examples of that month’s chosen trope in fantasy. We are using Diana Wynne Jones’ The Tough...