Friday Review: The Gardens of the Moon (Malazan Book of the Fallen #1) by Steven Erikson

My rating: 3 of 5 starsWell. I wasn't sure what to expect from this one. On one hand, it did get a lot of attention when it came out, the series is quite well regarded by many, it won awards, and all that. On the other hand, there are those that really didn't care for … Continue reading Friday Review: The Gardens of the Moon (Malazan Book of the Fallen #1) by Steven Erikson

Friday Review: The Warrior’s Apprentice (Vorkosigan Saga #2) by Lois McMaster Bujold (Audiobook)

My rating: 4 of 5 starsThe Vorkosigan books are another of the iconic series in science fiction that I somehow never got around to reading. I have been trying to discover some of those books and to catch up with them a little. When I looked at the Vorkosigan series, it was a bit daunting … Continue reading Friday Review: The Warrior’s Apprentice (Vorkosigan Saga #2) by Lois McMaster Bujold (Audiobook)

Friday Review: The Vegetable Gardener’s Container Bible by Edward C. Smith

My rating: 4 of 5 starsSince we moved to our current home, I have not been able to have an earth garden. That's one of the minor drawbacks of living in a townhouse development. So, I have moved my gardening to pots and other containers, both flowers and vegetables. This book is a great resource … Continue reading Friday Review: The Vegetable Gardener’s Container Bible by Edward C. Smith

Friday Review: Wiped Out: Murder is a Beach (Beach Bound #1) by Tamara Woods

My rating: 3 of 5 stars Fraya moved to Hawaii to leave the drama of her mainland life behind. Now, she lives on the beach, writes novels, brainstorms with her writer group, and hangs out with her new bestie. And then a championship surfer is murdered on Fraya's beach, and her life in paradise gets … Continue reading Friday Review: Wiped Out: Murder is a Beach (Beach Bound #1) by Tamara Woods

Friday (Late) Review: Allegiant (Divergent #3) by Veronica Roth

My rating: 3¬†of 5 stars In this final installment of the Divergent trilogy, Tris and Tobias (Four to the Dauntless) and their group of friends venture out of the dystopian Chicago that has been their world for all of their lives. They finally discover the truth behind the faction experiment, and must decide where their … Continue reading Friday (Late) Review: Allegiant (Divergent #3) by Veronica Roth

Wednesday Win (For You)

Since we all are- or should be- practicing good social distancing and staying home as much as possible, some of us may find ourselves with more time to catch up on our reading. To support this, Smashwords is currently running an Authors Give Back promotion to encourage people to read more, and maybe find some … Continue reading Wednesday Win (For You)

Friday Review: Becoming Superman: My Journey from Poverty to Hollywood by J. Michael Straczynski

My rating: 5 of 5 stars Wow. What a fascinating book. Fans of TV science fiction will know Straczynski as the creator and scriptwriter of Babylon 5 and Sense8, as well as the Ron Howard-Clint Eastwood movie, The Changeling. He has also worked in TV animation and comic books. Now, he is telling his own … Continue reading Friday Review: Becoming Superman: My Journey from Poverty to Hollywood by J. Michael Straczynski

Friday Review: Wanderers by Chuck Wendig

My rating: 4 of 5 stars Hundreds of people are being afflicted by a strange malady. One day, they simply leave whatever they are doing and begin walking. No one knows where they are going because they appear to be sleepwalking. They can't be waked, they don't speak, eat, or drink; they simply walk on … Continue reading Friday Review: Wanderers by Chuck Wendig

Friday Review: The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman (Audiobook)

My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is a mash-up retelling of the fairy tales Sleeping Beauty and Snow White. In it, a young queen is preparing for her wedding, about which she has reservations. She is made aware of a spreading sleeping sickness that is fast approaching her borders. With three Dwarves as companions, … Continue reading Friday Review: The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman (Audiobook)

Monday Musings: Games, Poke, a Groundhog, Writing, and a Book for You

(Those of you not in the USA or who are not football fans can skip the first paragraph.) This was kind of a weird weekend. We didn't watch any football on Sunday. It was the Pro Bowl, and honestly, we gave up watching that one a few years ago. It's just a big media foofra … Continue reading Monday Musings: Games, Poke, a Groundhog, Writing, and a Book for You