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: Imager (Imager Portfolio #1) by L.E. Modesitt Jr.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars Rhenn is the son of a wealthy wool merchant in the capital city of Solidar. He is a portraitist, a profession that his merchant father doesn't quite approve of, but is held in high regard by the populace who love to have their portraits painted. Rhenn is apprenticed to … Continue reading Friday Review: Imager (Imager Portfolio #1) by L.E. Modesitt Jr.

Friday Review: Dark Jenny (Eddie LaCrosse #3) by Alex Bledsoe

My rating: 4 of 5 starsEddie LaCrosse is a self-described sword jockey- an ex-mercenary turned investigator for hire. In this third installment of the series, Eddie is hired to investigate a possibly adulterous nobleman. Arriving at the castle of King Marcus Drake, Eddie is immediately pulled into the court intrigue when a knight is murdered … Continue reading Friday Review: Dark Jenny (Eddie LaCrosse #3) by Alex Bledsoe

Friday Review: The Psychic Yellow Brick Road: How to Find the Real Wizards and Avoid the Flying Monkeys by Corbie Mitleid

My rating: 4 of 5 starsIf you have ever thought about going to a medium or psychic, whether you are looking for insight or are just curious, you might want to read this book first. Written by a psychic medium who has been an active professional since 1994, this book is a firsthand guide to … Continue reading Friday Review: The Psychic Yellow Brick Road: How to Find the Real Wizards and Avoid the Flying Monkeys by Corbie Mitleid

Friday Review: The Green Man: Tales from the Mythic Forest, Ellen Dalow and Terri Windling, Editors

My rating: 4 of 5 starsThe Green Man is a mythic figure that recurs in many different forms in many different folklores. He goes by many names, but he is the embodiment of Nature and its power. In this anthology, Datlow and Windling have gathered some of the best fantasy writers of the day to … Continue reading Friday Review: The Green Man: Tales from the Mythic Forest, Ellen Dalow and Terri Windling, Editors