What's new around here? Not a whole lot, really. I planted some little bluestem grasses in a corner of the front hill that seemed a bit bare. The plan is for them to spread and fill in that spot. And some Great St. John's Wort in the shade garden under the dining room windows. I … Continue reading Not Much Is New
My rating: 4 of 5 starsThe Crescent Moon kingdom is at a crossroads. The ruling Kalif is being challenged by the Falcon Prince, an enigmatic thief. Dr. Makhslood is the last of the real ghul hunters, and is tired and getting to the point of retiring from his demanding profession. His assistant, Raseed bas Raseed … Continue reading Friday Reveiw: Throne of the Crescent Moon (Crescent Moon Kingdom #1) by Saladin Ahmed
You have all seen, heard, and gotten the emails. "You recently purchased XXX. Would you like to write a review?" Reviews are becoming increasingly important to sellers of all types in these days of online research for everything. Authors also depend on reviews to help get word out about their work. You have seen me … Continue reading Wednesday Writer: 7 Reasons Why Reviews Are Important
Although by the time I saw it, there was nothing to be done. I went outside on Saturday to check the plants, and every single one of the tomatoes on both plants were gone. Gone! Not nibbled on. Not pulled off and half-eaten and left. Gone. Stems broken, like something broke off the groups of … Continue reading Stop, Thief!
My rating: 4 of 5 starsThis is the fourth installment in Wendig's Miriam Black series. Miriam has a gift- or perhaps it is more of a curse: if she touches you, skin to skin, she sees your death. The when, where, and how of that death, whatever it may be. It's not always pretty. Sure, … Continue reading Friday Review: Thunderbird (Miriam Black #4) by Chuck Wendig
It was a busy, but productive weekend here in southern NY. The weather was mostly good. A bit humid at times, but it is summer, so that's just part of the package. On Friday, I drove to PA for my uncle's funeral. He was my mother's brother and was everyone's favorite, I think. Aunt Dorothy … Continue reading A Little Road Trip, A Little Gardening, A Little Weekend Stuff
My rating: 4 of 5 starsThis book starts the final quartet of the Shannara Chronicles. The book starts with peace having reigned in the Four Lands for many years. But in the far north, an enemy army is preparing to invade and conquer. An enemy that wields a strange, deadly form of magic that not … Continue reading Friday Review: The Black Elfstone (Fall of Shannara #1) by Terry Brooks