Friday Review: The Towers of the Sunset by L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

The Towers of the Sunset by L.E. Modesitt Jr. My rating: 3 of 5 stars Creslin's mother, the matriarch of the powerful military country known as the Roof of the World, has arranged his coming marriage to Mageara, sister to the ruler of a neighboring country. Mageara's sister has forced Mageara to accept a blood … Continue reading Friday Review: The Towers of the Sunset by L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

Halloween 2018 Short Story: Catch a Falling Star

Catch a Falling Star by M.A. Kropp The old man stood up, stretching the muscles in his lower back. He winced as the tightness worked its way out. Picking up the carved pumpkin sitting on his worktable, he turned and surveyed the rest of the small workshop. All around him, on shelves and in boxes, … Continue reading Halloween 2018 Short Story: Catch a Falling Star

Wednesday Wanderings: Good Omens Trailer, Dyeing Fabric with Bacteria, and Dust Storms on Titan

I don't know about you, but I am not so patiently waiting for the Amazon adaptation of Neil Gaiman and Terry Prachett's "Good Omens" in 2019. Here's the first trailer and it looks just awesome: Good Omens This technique of dyeing fabric with bacteria is not only cool, but it could save billions of gallons … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Good Omens Trailer, Dyeing Fabric with Bacteria, and Dust Storms on Titan

Friday Review: Every Heart a Doorway (Wayward Children #1) by Seanan McGuire (Audiobook)

Narrated by Cynthia Hopkins Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire My rating: 3 of 5 stars There are doorways in our world. No, not the ones that lead to other rooms; the ones that lead to other worlds. Children, mostly girls, sometimes find these doorways and, if they choose to pass through, are led … Continue reading Friday Review: Every Heart a Doorway (Wayward Children #1) by Seanan McGuire (Audiobook)

Friday Review: Circe by Madeline Miller

Circe by Madeline Miller My rating: 3 of 5 stars I am a sucker for anything to do with mythology, any mythology. So, when my youngest sent me this book for Mother's Day, I was very happy. In this novel, Miller takes on the tale of Circe, daughter of the Titan sun god, Helios, and … Continue reading Friday Review: Circe by Madeline Miller

Friday (Movie) Review: Bright

My rating: 3 stars Bright was a 2017 Netflix film that starred Will Smith as veteran LA police officer Daryl Ward and Joel Edgerton as rookie orcish office Nick Jakoby. It is set in Los Angeles, but here, the city is a blend of humans, orcs, elves, and dwarves who live together in a sort of … Continue reading Friday (Movie) Review: Bright

Friday Review: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard (Audiobook)

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard My rating: 3 of 5 stars Narrated by Amanda Dolan Mare Barrow is a Red. A commoner, with red blood and no super abilities. She and her family are destined to serve the Silvers, the elite, with silver blood and supernatural abilities. Mare's kind are servants to the upper class, … Continue reading Friday Review: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard (Audiobook)

Friday Review: Burning Girls by Veronica Schanoes

Burning Girls by Veronica Schanoes My rating: 3 of 5 stars This dark fantasy short is set partly in Poland and partly in the United States. Deborah is born to a Jewish family in late nineteenth century Poland. Her sister is a talented seamstress and is following their mother in garment making. Deborah has the … Continue reading Friday Review: Burning Girls by Veronica Schanoes

Friday Review: The Heart of Dog by Doranna Durgin (and Others)

The Heart of Dog by Doranna Durgin My rating: 4 of 5 stars Apologies for the late posting, but the BaldMan had an appointment at the hospital today, and I had to be there to drive him home. Nothing serious, just one of those preventive things you must get done now and again, but he … Continue reading Friday Review: The Heart of Dog by Doranna Durgin (and Others)