Jun 27

An Update: Illness & Stuff

Hey all, My baby (10 months old) has been incredibly ill recently, with fevers spiking to 105 degrees, and a whole load of other issues. There have been several trips to the hospital and a bunch of sleepless nights and a ton of worry. I think she’s at the tail end of this beast, but …

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Jun 20

Too Like the Lightning – Ada Palmer

About the Book Tor Books is proud to launch the first novel in a new political science fiction series, Too Like The Lightning by debut novelist Ada Palmer. Palmer’s unique vision mixes Enlightenment-era philosophy with traditional science fiction speculation to bring to life the year 2454, not a perfect future, but a utopian one, described …

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Jun 15

The Gilded Hour – Sara Donati

About the Book The year is 1883, and in New York City, it’s a time of dizzying splendor, crushing poverty, and tremendous change. With the gravity-defying Brooklyn Bridge nearly complete and New York in the grips of anti-vice crusader Anthony Comstock, Anna Savard and her cousin Sophie—both graduates of the Woman’s Medical School—treat the city’s …

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Jun 13

The Fireman – Joe Hill

About the Book From the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author ofNOS4A2 and Heart-Shaped Box comes a chilling novel about a worldwide pandemic of spontaneous combustion that threatens to reduce civilization to ashes and a band of improbable heroes who battle to save it, led by one powerful and enigmatic man known as the Fireman. The fireman is coming. Stay …

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Jun 10

SPFBO2: Round 2 Mini Reviews

Well, here we are again. First off, huge apologies for being a few days late for my mini-reviews this week. I had some health problems waylay me a bit, and I had to spend a few days just dealing/recovering/existing. I don’t like to write reviews when I’m like that, so I tend to delay them. …

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Jun 07

What I’m reading

Today I’m deciding to do something a little bit different. Instead of writing a review, I’m going to talk about the books I’m reading right now, my impressions as of the point I am at with them, and whatever else springs to mind. I tend to read about 3-5 books at a time. I am …

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Jun 06

Aftermath – Chuck Wendig

About the Book Journey to The Force Awakens. The second Death Star is destroyed. The Emperor and his powerful enforcer, Darth Vader, are rumored to be dead. The Galactic Empire is in chaos. Across the galaxy, some systems celebrate, while in others Imperial factions tighten their grip. Optimism and fear reign side by side. And …

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Jun 02

Defying Doomsday – Edited by Tsana Dolichva and Holly Kench

Note: This review is originally posted on Our Words. — About the Book Teens form an all-girl band in the face of an impending comet. A woman faces giant spiders to collect silk and protect her family. New friends take their radio show on the road in search of plague survivors. A man seeks love …

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May 31

Stiletto – Daniel O’Malley

About the Book In this spirited sequel, The Rook returns to clinch an alliance between deadly rivals and avert epic—and slimy—supernatural war. When secret organizations are forced to merge after years of enmity and bloodshed, only one person has the fearsome powers—and the bureaucratic finesse—to get the job done. Facing her greatest challenge yet, Rook …

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May 31

The Macro Monday that was Neither Macro Nor Monday

Can't See the Forest for the Trees

Well, we had an extended weekend here in the US of A, and I took advantage of it. My husband and myself put the kids in the car, and explored some of Utah’s back country. Say what you will about this state, but it is absolutely beautiful, and very diverse. It’s almost summer here in …

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