My rating: 4 of 5 starsBack from her adventures on the Continent and reconciled with her werewolf husband, eight-months-pregnant Alexia Tarabotti has no time to rest, even with the immanent birth of her "infant inconvenience". The ghost in Madame Lefoux's workshop, near poltergeist stage, has revealed a plot to assassinate Queen Victoria. Never one to … Continue reading Friday Review: Heartless (Parasol Protectorate #4) by Gail Carriger
Friday Review: Grave Reservations (Booking Agents #1) by Cherie Priest
My rating: 4 of 5 starsLeda Foley is a travel agent with a difference. She is also a psychic and has an uncanny knack for knowing when to change a client's travel plans, which she does for returning from a trip detective Grady Merritt. When Merritt's original plane explodes before take off, he decides to … Continue reading Friday Review: Grave Reservations (Booking Agents #1) by Cherie Priest
Friday Review: Winter’s Myths by Gage Greenwood
My rating: 4 of 5 starsAfter a plague kills most of his family, Winter and his daughters, Violin and Candlestick, emerge from their underground world into a contemporary Earth where the majority of the human population has mysteriously disappeared. The few remaining humans have no idea what happened or where the rest of humanity went. … Continue reading Friday Review: Winter’s Myths by Gage Greenwood
Does the Energizer Bunny Do Transfusions?
Because I could sure use some of that energy that "keeps going and going and going." Mine lately has been gone and gone and gone. I am just tired all the time, and nothing sounds better than a nap- or six. Being tired all the time is tiring! Still managing to get to the gym … Continue reading Does the Energizer Bunny Do Transfusions?
Friday Review: The Skaar Invasion (Fall of Shannara #2) by Terry Brooks
My rating: 4 of 5 starsIn this second installment of the Fall of Shannara quartet, we find Drisker Arc still imprisoned in the banished Druid stronghold of Paranor, and he is getting weaker as time goes on. If Paranor is not restored, he will eventually fade to nothing more than one more ghost haunting the … Continue reading Friday Review: The Skaar Invasion (Fall of Shannara #2) by Terry Brooks
Well, That Was An Experience
And one that I would care not to repeat, if possible. Not the BaldMan being in hospital as such. Been there, done that a few (too many) times. But the whole time he was in the ED was like being in a mini-hellhole. We got there on Saturday, and, as is usual in most EDs … Continue reading Well, That Was An Experience
Things are a bit topsy-turvy here at the moment. The BaldMan spiked a fever on Saturday, so with his history of infections that can get serious, the nurse practitioner he talked to from the oncology department thought it best to get him to the hospital. He's still there, but things are going well and I … Continue reading Quick Update
Friday Review: Write That Book Already! by Sam Barry and Kathi Kamen Goldmark
If you look at the title of the book, you will likely think it is full of writing advice on how to "write that book already!" It's not. This book is all about the publishing process after you've written and polished that book. In that, the title does seem a bit deceiving, and I am … Continue reading Friday Review: Write That Book Already! by Sam Barry and Kathi Kamen Goldmark
Why Is It Always “Pit Bulls”?
This is going to be a bit of a rant. Sorry, not sorry. Because this is something that just gets under my skin. We were watching our set of TV shows last week, and on two- yeah, TWO- of them, they leaned on the "mean, aggressive pit bull" trope. On one, the Good Guys were … Continue reading Why Is It Always “Pit Bulls”?
Friday Review: Getting the Words Right by Theodore A. Rees Cheney
My rating: 3 of 5 starsFirst, I will say that I picked this one up because revising has always been a chore for me. I know it needs done-my drafts are generally a mess! But it always seems such a daunting task that I get bogged down and end up procrastinating no end. I thought … Continue reading Friday Review: Getting the Words Right by Theodore A. Rees Cheney