May 25

A Green and Ancient Light – Frederic S. Durbin

About the Book A gorgeous fantasy in the spirit of Pan’s Labyrinth and John Connolly’s The Book of Lost Things. Set in a world similar to our own, during a war that parallels World War II, A Green and Ancient Light is the stunning story of a boy who is sent to stay with his …

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May 24

SPFBO 2016: Round 1 Mini Reviews

Alright folks, here you have my round 1 mini reviews, with the winner announced at the end. Enjoy (or something). — It Takes a Thief to Catch a Sunrise – Rob J. Hayes This book was quite fun, told from the perspective of two thieves who have a long history together. Their voices are incredibly …

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May 23

A Buggy Macro Monday


Our internet has been having issues recently. We’ve had a guy out to fix it, and apparently the issue is “well known” in our area and it’s attributed to “bad wiring somewhere.” Comcast can’t figure out where the bad wiring is, so they are trying to hunt it down and fix it (ha ha ha). …

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May 20

Over Your Dead Body – Dan Wells

About the Book John and Brooke are on their own, hitchhiking from town to town as they hunt the last of the Withered through the midwest— but the Withered are hunting them back, and the FBI is close behind. With each new town, each new truck stop, each new highway, they get closer to a …

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May 19

The Bread We Eat in Dreams – Catherynne M. Valente

About the Book Subterranean Press proudly presents a major new collection by one of the brightest stars in the literary firmament. Catherynne M. Valente, the New York Times bestselling author of The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making and other acclaimed novels, now brings readers a treasure trove of stories …

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May 18

The Our Words Book Club – Otherbound by Corinne Duyvis

Last week I launched the Our Words Book Club, where I will read and discuss one book (which deals with disabilities in the plot/characters/both) as I read it. The first book is Corinne Duyvis’s Otherbound, chapters 1-9. I’d love to get a discussion going, and it took a really long time to write all of …

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May 16

The Witches of Echo Park – Amber Benson

About the Book Unbeknownst to most of humankind, a powerful network of witches thrives within the shadows of society, using their magic to keep the world in balance. But they are being eliminated—and we will all pay if their power falls… When Lyse MacAllister’s great-aunt Eleanora, the woman who raised her, becomes deathly ill, Lyse …

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May 16

The Macro Monday That Wasn’t

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I’ve been dealing with some chronic pain issues related to my Ehlers-Danlos. Well, to put it correctly, I’ve been dealing with Ehlers-Danlos, and the associated chronic pain has taken me out of the game in any real way for a while now. Instead of working on new photos (physically, I’m completely unable right now), I’m regurgitating …

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May 13

The Walls Around Us – Nova Ren Suma

About the Book On the outside, there’s Violet, an eighteen-year-old dancer days away from the life of her dreams when something threatens to expose the shocking truth of her achievement. On the inside, within the walls of the Aurora Hills juvenile detention center, there’s Amber, locked up for so long she can’t imagine freedom. Tying …

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May 12

News | Voting on the David Gemmell Long List Opens on Friday, May 13

Note: In my continuing effort to highlight other awards (besides Hugos), here you go! THE DAVID GEMMELL AWARDS FOR FANTASY: VOTING ON LONGLISTS OPENS ON FRIDAY 13th MAY   The longlists for 2016’s Gemmell Awards will be revealed and opened for voting at midday (GMT), Friday 13th May on the awards website –   …

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