BOTM: Enchanted Islands Parts One and Two

Okay, so I admit, I’m starting this without actually finishing the book, but I needed to take a moment to stop and reflect. The first two parts of this book are really what lead Frances Frankowski to her job and mission in Navel Intelligence. I was beginning to wonder, honestly, when we were going to […]

Shadows of Sherwood: Eerie Hints of Democracy’s Downfall

For the first book of the summer to read off of the Dorothy Canfield Fischer 2016-2017 Nominee List, I read Shadows of Sherwood: A Robyn Hoodlum Adventure by Kekla Magoon. Below are my reactions. We have backup plans. And backups of backup plans – specifically for the situation that Shadows of Sherwood suggests. That doesn’t stop the […]

Down the Rabbit Hole

This blog post contains some spoilers for After Alice by Gregory Maguire. As the book was only very recently released, this warning has been put her as a courtesy.   After Alice by Gregory Maguire, if you have not yet read it, is a reintroduction to a world that doesn’t make sense. It is the dark side […]

Books That Have Influenced Me

Here’s another list of ten books – yet again inspired by a Facebook pass-it-along type game. However, this one asked for a reason that the book influenced you, and it wasn’t restricted to childhood books, so I figured it was time to put up another list. So here goes: First Test by Tamora Pierce This […]

The Secret Sisterhood of Tortall & Tamora Pierce

There is one book series that most women in my generation – the older end of the millennial generation – have read. It’s the secret book language that we can all speak, and know inside out. And they’re books that we keep pushing the younger millennials to read, too. These are the books by Tamora […]

Exploring the World of Sci-Fi/Fantasy

Shortly after I began this post – a job I undertook when I decided I’d “run out” of books to read while housesitting and realized I’d brought the needed book with me – I was inspired to buy two books I had yet to read. Farthing by Jo Walton and  The Left Hand of Darkness by […]

Books That Stay With Me

You ever see someone post one of those random “10 Things” lists on Facebook and think, “Wow, that would make a good blog post?” Well that’s pretty much this post right here. The post goes thusly: Rules: In your status line, list 10 books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take more […]