Friday Review: The Champion (Galactic Football League #5) by Scott Sigler

My rating: 4 of 5 starsThis is the fifth installment in Sigler's Galactic Football League series, and it picks up right where the fourth left off. Quentin Barnes, star quarterback of the Ionath Krakens and probably the most recognized sports figure in this future world, is off to the Portath Cloud to rescue his sister. … Continue reading Friday Review: The Champion (Galactic Football League #5) by Scott Sigler

Friday Review: The Pursuit of the Pankera: A Parallel Novel about Parallel Universes by Robert A. Heinlein

My rating: 3 of 5 starsI didn't even know this book existed until a few years ago. Of course, I read "The Number of the Beast", this novel's sister story- a "parallel novel about parallel universes". And, since I still credit Heinlein with starting me on reading science fiction, I had to read this one, … Continue reading Friday Review: The Pursuit of the Pankera: A Parallel Novel about Parallel Universes by Robert A. Heinlein

Friday Review: Touched by Magic by Doranna Durgin

My rating: 3 of 5 starsReandn is a King's Wolf, a patrol leader in the elite force of ranger-like soldiers. He is put in charge of the investigation when children start disappearing with no trace. He also has dizzy spells, with headaches and vertigo that he tries to hide from everyone around him. His own … Continue reading Friday Review: Touched by Magic by Doranna Durgin

Friday Review: Child of Light (Child of Light #1) by Terry Brooks

My rating: 3 of 5 starsAuris is nineteen, and has been living in an Orc prison since she was fifteen. She has very little memory of her life before the prison, and knows that as bad as the children's prison life of slavery and abuse is, the adult prison she is headed for will be … Continue reading Friday Review: Child of Light (Child of Light #1) by Terry Brooks

Wednesday Writer: 7 Reasons Why Reviews Are Important

You have all seen, heard, and gotten the emails. "You recently purchased XXX. Would you like to write a review?" Reviews are becoming increasingly important to sellers of all types in these days of online research for everything. Authors also depend on reviews to help get word out about their work. You have seen me … Continue reading Wednesday Writer: 7 Reasons Why Reviews Are Important

Friday Review: Thunderbird (Miriam Black #4) by Chuck Wendig

My rating: 4 of 5 starsThis is the fourth installment in Wendig's Miriam Black series. Miriam has a gift- or perhaps it is more of a curse: if she touches you, skin to skin, she sees your death. The when, where, and how of that death, whatever it may be. It's not always pretty. Sure, … Continue reading Friday Review: Thunderbird (Miriam Black #4) by Chuck Wendig

Friday Review: The Toll by Cherie Priest

My rating: 4 of 5 starsState Route 177 runs along the Suwanee River from Fargo, Georgia to the Okefenokee swamp. Titus and Melanie Bell are newlyweds on their honeymoon trip to a rented cabin where they plan to do some canoeing in the swamp. According to the GPS map, there are six bridges along their … Continue reading Friday Review: The Toll by Cherie Priest

Friday Review: The Killing Fog (Grave Kingdom #1) by Jeff Wheeler

My rating: 3 of 5 starsIn this first in a series fantasy novel, Wheeler uses an Asian-inspired setting and characters to tell a story of revenge, faith, and honor. The main character, Bingmei, is a young girl who has uncharacteristic white hair, a sign that is considered a disease, and instills fear in most people. … Continue reading Friday Review: The Killing Fog (Grave Kingdom #1) by Jeff Wheeler

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 (Movie)Review: Spider-Man: No Way Home

This will be brief because I am going to try to avoid spoilers for the many who have yet to see it. It was thoroughly enjoyable. Maybe a bit plot thin in spots, but there is enough character, action, humor, and, yes, sadness to keep the movie from dragging. It draws on all of the … Continue reading Friday (Movie)Review: Spider-Man: No Way Home