Thumbs up for Fluency by Jennifer Foehner Wells. Science fiction.
A charming, quick-reading science fiction book (with a bit of tasteful romance) featuring a linguist who doesn’t really do any linguist-ing. Sigh.
He stiffened a bit, but didn’t open his eyes. “I know it’s okay. I’m just fucking tired of playing Princess Buttercup to your Wesley. Next time, I’m rescuing you, goddamn it.”
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I do not make a claim of being a particularly good artist. But I was at a kaffeeklatsch at Worldcon (report to follow) with Heather Rose Jones, author of the fabulous Daughter of Mystery and The Mystic Marriage (reviews to follow – I’m behind, okay?) and she mentioned she had never had any fan art. Well, that is a crying shame!… >> Read more
It’s been way, way too long since I’ve had travel photos to post here, which is not unrelated to the fact that I haven’t had a vacation in way, way too long. My roommate’s brother and sister-in-law invited us to join them for the Fourth. They live conveniently (dangerously?) close to Powell’s City of Books in Portland, OR.
That had nothing whatsoever to do with my decision to join her.… >> Read more
Thumbs down for Ghost World by Daniel Clowes. Graphic novel.
There are very few times when I’ll say that the movie was better. This is one of them. In a nutshell, the girls in the movie are bitchy and entertaining. The girls in the graphic novel are depressed, bitchy and very far from entertaining.… >> Read more
Comic-Con and the Business of Pop Culture: What the World’s Wildest Trade Show Can Tell Us About the Future of Entertainment by Rob Salkowitz. Business.
Sort of business. Definitely business? Except maybe not; it’s about comics, of course, their past, present, and several possible futures. Well, what the hell, I don’t have to categorize it properly anyway since I know the author and can’t review it.… >> Read more
Supercharge Your Kindle Sales: Simple Strategies to Boost Organic Traffic on Amazon, Sell More Books, and Blow Up Your Author Mailing List by Nick Stephenson.
How to Sell Books by the Truckload on Amazon – Power Pack!: Sell Books by the Truckload & Get Reviews by the Truckload by Penny C. Sansevieri.
How To Get Honest Reviews: 7 Proven Ways to Connect With Readers and Reviewers by Heather Hart and Shelley Hitz.… >> Read more
Oh, so belated, this list. But hey, it’s done at last.
Conservation of Shadows by Yoon Ha LeeMath, honor, magic, music, Asian mythology, war, genocide, lexicography, weaponry, time travel, and spaceships….(full review)
Graceling by Karen CashoreYou can think of Graceling as Tamora Pierce upgraded.(full review)
The Grapes of Wrath by John SteinbeckIf you have not read it, read it. If you have read it, read it again.(full review)
The Time Roads by Beth BernobichHave I mentioned I like time travel?(full review)
Vitamin K2 and the Calcium Paradox: How a Little-Known Vitamin Could Save Your Life by Kate Rhéaume-BleueEat the butter, people.… >> Read more