Summer Sale!! During the month of July, all my books and stories will be on sale at Smashwords. Three, including the first two stories in my urban fantasy series, The Yo-Yo Files, are free. My short fantasy collection is half off, as is my latest sci-fi novel, Two's Company. My first novel, Circle Unbroken, is at even more of a discount. Ebooks are … Continue reading Wednesday on Writing: Does My Review Really Matter?
Summer Sale!! During the month of July, all my books and stories will be on sale at Smashwords. Three, including the first two stories in my urban fantasy series, The Yo-Yo Files, are free. My short fantasy collection is half off, as is my latest sci-fi novel, Two's Company. My first novel, Circle Unbroken, is at even more of a discount. Ebooks are … Continue reading Friday Review: Good Omens (Book) by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
Divergent by Veronica Roth My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is the first book in the Divergent trilogy. In this post-apocalyptic version of Chicago, the surviving humans have divided into five factions, each with a particular role in society. Teens are given a test to determine which faction they are best suited for, but … Continue reading Friday Review: Divergent (Divergent #1) by Veronica Roth
Oh, don't worry. I have read it before. Many, many years ago. When I was thinking about my reading list for this year, I decided I was going to start revisiting some old friends. Reconnect, if you will. See how they are doing after time has passed. This classic was my first stop. I'm not … Continue reading Friday Review: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
My rating: 4 stars The following review may contains some mild spoilers. Nothing major (I don't think) but if you prefer to go in with a completely blank slate, you might want to skip reading the whole post. In a nutshell: It was good. You should go see it! Finally got to see Captain Marvel … Continue reading Friday (Movie) Review: Captain Marvel
We watched these two Gerard Butler movies recently. Hunter Killer is the more recent of the two, released in 2018. Shattered (originally titled Butterfly on a Wheel) is from 2007. They are very different movies, so I am not going to try to compare them. I'll just give a few thoughts. Hunter Killer: ( 2.5 stars) This is your basic military … Continue reading Friday (Movies) Review: Hunter Killer and Shattered
The Pilgrimage by Paulo Coelho My rating: 3 of 5 stars This is Brazilian author Paulo Coehlo's first novel, and the precursor in many ways to his more famous work, The Alchemist. In The Pilgrimage, Coehlo narrates the journey he undertakes to travel the road to Santiago de Compostela. He must make the pilgrimage as … Continue reading Friday Review: The Pilgrimage by Paulo Coehlo
In the Snows of Haz by Maxine Janerka My rating: 3 of 5 stars This murder mystery takes place in the small, outlying town of Haz Gate, a mountain village in an undetermined country. Like most small towns, it has its secrets and its own dynamic. A stranger comes to town from the capital, and … Continue reading Friday Review: In the Snows of Haz (The Heart of the World #1) by Maxine Janerka
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.
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