Friday Review: Girly Drinks: A World History of Women and Alcohol by Mallory O’Meara

My rating: 3 of 5 starsI was eager to read this from the moment I heard about it. I do like a good cocktail, beer, or wine, and have taken up amateur mixology as a hobby. So, to find a book that tells the history of women and alcohol made it an anticipated read. And … Continue reading Friday Review: Girly Drinks: A World History of Women and Alcohol by Mallory O’Meara

Friday Review: The MVP (Galactic Football League #4) by Scott Sigler

My rating: 4 of 5 starsIn this fourth installment in Sigler's GFL series, Ionath Krakens team ship, the Touchback, has breached the territory of the Prawatt race in an attempt to escape pirates. They are captured by the Prawatt and are facing execution for trespassing in the Prawatt territory. Quentin manages to maneuver his way … Continue reading Friday Review: The MVP (Galactic Football League #4) by Scott Sigler

Friday Review: Street Freaks by Terry Brooks

My rating: 4 of 5 starsAshton Collins is a somewhat sheltered teen living with his father, a corporate engineer, in the future megacity of Los Angeles. Home alone with just the household robot servants, Ashton receives a cryptic message from his father urging him to get out of the house, go to the dangerous Red … Continue reading Friday Review: Street Freaks by Terry Brooks

Crossed Wires and Other Very Short Stories: The Fantasy Stories

On May 17, 2022, I have a collection of very short stories being published. There are twenty-four stories in the collection. Twelves are fantasy, and twelve are sci-fi. None are much more than 2000 words, and many are shorter. Today, I am going to list the twelve fantasy stories and give a short description of … Continue reading Crossed Wires and Other Very Short Stories: The Fantasy Stories

Friday Review: Red Rising (Red Rising Saga #1) by Pierce Brown

My rating: 3 of 5 starsWarning: There may be some minor spoilers in this review.Darrow is a Red, the lowest caste in a color-coded Martian system. He is a miner, a laborer who has been told his entire life that he and his fellow Reds toil to make the surface of Mars a livable place … Continue reading Friday Review: Red Rising (Red Rising Saga #1) by Pierce Brown

Friday Review: Piano Lessons: Music, Love, and True Adventures by Noah Adams

My rating: 4 of 5 starsAt 52 years of age, Noah Adams, NPR host and news reporter, decided to buy a piano and learn to play. This lovely little book chronicles his first year as a piano student, with all the ups and downs, triumphant moments and frustrating setbacks. It's also a love story to … Continue reading Friday Review: Piano Lessons: Music, Love, and True Adventures by Noah Adams

Friday Review: Eragon (Inheritance Cycle #1) by Christopher Paolini

My rating: 4 of 5 starsEragon is a poor farm boy. He stumbles across a lovely blue stone that he picks up because he thinks perhaps he can sell it to get money to provide food for his family. The stone turns out to be a dragon's egg- dragons that were thought long extinct in … Continue reading Friday Review: Eragon (Inheritance Cycle #1) by Christopher Paolini

Friday Review: Folks, This Ain’t Normal by Joel Salatin

My rating: 3 of 5 starsI think I would have enjoyed this book more if I had liked Salatin's attitude more. Don't get me wrong- he has some really good points in this book. It is important to understand what we eat, how it is grown/raised, and why getting "back to the Earth" is a … Continue reading Friday Review: Folks, This Ain’t Normal by Joel Salatin