Top Ten Tuesday – Female Characters Dressed as Boys
Top Ten Tuesday / July 9, 2019

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme by That Artsy Reader Girl.This feature gives a weekly Top Ten list. We all love lists, right? This week’s theme is July 9: Character Freebie (any topic you want that deals with book characters!) Girls Dressed as Boys

Friday Firsts – The Smoke Thieves by Sally Green
Friday Firsts / May 11, 2018

Friday Firsts is a new meme that will run every Friday here on Tenacious Reader. It will feature the first few sentences/paragraph of my current book and my first impressions as well. It’s meant to be a quick and easy way to share a bit about what I am reading, and I would love to hear others join in sharing their current reads as well. TASH NORTHERN PLATEAU, PITORIA “EVERYTHING READY?” “No. This is a figment of your imagination, and I’ve been sitting on my arse all day eating honey.” Tash was adjusting the rope so its knotted end was a hand’s breadth above the bottom of the pit. “A bit lower,” Gravell said. “I’m not blind!” “You need to check it.” Tash turned on Gravell. “I know what I need to do!” Gravell always got serious and pernickety at this stage, and it only now occurred to Tash that it was because he was scared. Tash was scared too, but it didn’t help to think that Gravell wasn’t far off shitting in his pants as well. “Not nervous, are you?” she asked. Gravell muttered, “Why should I be nervous? You’re the one it’ll catch first. By the time it’s done with…

Stacking the Shelves – May 6, 2018
Stacking the Shelves / May 6, 2018

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! Wow, I went way too long without doing a Stacking the Shelves!! These are all the wonderful additions since last time! Received for Review                                   Both of these books from Harper Voyager look amazing! I’ve wanted to try Feist, and this new series looks like a great chance. And I have started The Poppy War and am so in love with this book so far! So many thanks to Harper Voyager!                               Pyr, as always, was great to me again. I am admittedly a bit horrible about making time to read short fiction but am hoping I get a chance to read some of the stories from the Nebula Awards showcase. And Blood Orbit sounds great! My thanks to Pyr!     I received a couple of interesting looking thrillers from Quercus. One looks to be a fourth in series, so not sure if I…

Review: Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
4 Stars , Reviews / April 14, 2016

When I saw the description of this book, I was definitely intrigued. A Western Fantasy with a sharp-shooting female protagonist? Oh, yes please! I couldn’t help but immediately think of Wake of Vultures, which I loved and had hopes of loving this one just as much. So, how did it hold up to my expectations? Well, it was a fun read, I will definitely give it that. Amani lives in a small town that survives off of their local gun factory. But even with that, their town does not seem to be thriving. The culture here is one were women take a lesser and more subservient role, they are pretty much second class citizens. Needless to say, that means this is a male centered society, where they make the rules. They also get to take multiple wives. It’s not at all a a desirable place when you are a woman, especially a woman with no one to look after you. Amani has lost her parents, and has been living with her uncle and his plethora of wives and children. You quickly assess she is not valued or loved, but she does soon learn she is a commodity. Facing the prospect of a…

Stacking the Shelves – February 27, 2016
Stacking the Shelves / February 27, 2016

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’m not sure how I am supposed to “catch up” on books I have when I have a couple weeks like this! But, really excited about all of them! Received for Review                                       Arkwright by Allen Steele (finished hardcover) – This was an unexpected arrival from Tor. Honestly for some reason I don’t seem to pay as much attention to SF releases, but decided to read the first few pages to see what it was like since I had it in hand. And seriously, it has one of the most addictive openings ever. Many thanks to Tor for sending this my way!   The Lyre Thief by Jennifer Fallon (finished hardcover) – I featured this in a WoW post recently. It sounds like it has a great premise and potential for a really good female lead character. I’m really looking forward to delving into this one very, very soon! Again, thanks to Tor for the finished copy…