Friday Review: The Calculating Stars (Lady Astronaut #1) by Mary Robinette Kowal

My rating: 3 of 5 stars This alternate history story starts when a meteorite strikes the ocean off the southern coast of the United States and immediately causes wide-scale destruction of much of the eastern part of the country, including Washington, DC. The aftereffects of the meteor will cause global climate change on a disastrous … Continue reading Friday Review: The Calculating Stars (Lady Astronaut #1) by Mary Robinette Kowal

Friday Review: Insurgent (Divergent #2) by Veronica Roth

Insurgent by Veronica Roth My rating: 3 of 5 stars This is the second installment in Roth's Divergent trilogy. It continues the story of Tris, the Divergent who helped overthrow the Erudite faction's plot to take over the governing of the dystopian society of a post-apocalyptic Chicago. After finding the way to break the Erudite … Continue reading Friday Review: Insurgent (Divergent #2) by Veronica Roth

Half Price Sale On Now

I hope whatever you celebrated, if you celebrated, was fantastic!  Just a quick note to remind you that I have three books at half price on Smashwords from now until January 1. Six of One: A Collection of Short Fantasy: Just what it says, six short fantasy stories. Elves, mermaids, unfriendly frogs, wizards and more. … Continue reading Half Price Sale On Now

Friday Review: The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare by G. K. Chesterton

The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare by G.K. Chesterton My rating: 2 of 5 stars In this rather odd book, Gabriel Syme is recruited into a secret branch of Scotland Yard whose mission is to track down and eliminate the threat posed by a group of anarchists who, as anarchists will, want to destroy … Continue reading Friday Review: The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare by G. K. Chesterton

Friday Review: Origin by Dan Brown (Audiobook)

Origin by Dan Brown My rating: 3 of 5 stars Narrated by Paul Michael In this latest installment of the Robert Langdon series, professor and symbologist Robert Langdon is in Barcelona for a live mega-event being put on by his friend and former student, Edmond Kirsch. Kirsch is a billionaire and futurist, and claims to … Continue reading Friday Review: Origin by Dan Brown (Audiobook)

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: The Woman in the Window by A.J. Flynn

The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn My rating: 3 of 5 stars Child psychologist Anna Fox lives in a small New York neighborhood. She lives in her house alone, and spends her time watching old black-and-white movies and spying on her neighbors. Anna suffers from PTSD and agoraphobia, brought on by an accident … Continue reading Friday Review: The Woman in the Window by A.J. Flynn

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

Monday Meeting: Interview with Lucy Carol

Today, I am interviewing Lucy Carol, author of the Madison Cruz Mystery series. The latest in the series, Hit That, is available now in both print and ebook formats. I will add a link for purchasing the book at the end of the interview. About the series: Madison Cruz is an aspiring actress, living in Seattle. Her … Continue reading Monday Meeting: Interview with Lucy Carol

Wednesday Wanderings: The Universe is Bigger than We Thought, Steampunk Dragon in France, Darker Pixar Short, and Nine Best Fantasy Series

It seems we underestimated the size of the observable universe, according to this international team of scientists: The Observable Universe This happened back in June in Calais, France, but it is still cool to see a dragon horse come to life: Long Ma This Pixar short is more adult and dark than we've come to … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: The Universe is Bigger than We Thought, Steampunk Dragon in France, Darker Pixar Short, and Nine Best Fantasy Series