Sunday Post: Jul 5

Sunday Post: Jul 5

July 5, 2015 2015, Sunday Post 4

The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. I like this meme because it gives me an opportunity to take a look back at last week and forward to next week in both my personal life and my blog and book life! I also like to see what other people are doing and what books everyone is reading. This is a great meme to take part in every week and I thank Kimba for hosting it! Last Week Home & blog My family is here visiting. The first group arrived Tuesday evening–my brother and sister-in-law. And then our children arrived Wednesday and Thursday. Everyone leaves… Read more »

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Review: Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang by Kate Wilhelm

Review: Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang by Kate Wilhelm

July 3, 2015 2015, Anna Fields, Audiobook Challenge, Audiobooks, book rating, COYER Scavenger Hunt, Goodreads, Kate Wilehlm, Narrators, Reading Challenges, reviews, TBR Pile, Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang 0

Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang by Kate Wilhelm Narrated by Anna Fields Series: None Genre: Science Fiction (Distopia) Setting: Shenandoah Valley, United States Published by Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2006 (original publication 1974) Audiobook, purchased 251 pages 7 hours, 48 minutes Grade: B Narrator grade: B+ Synopsis: The spellbinding story of an isolated post-holocaust community determined to preserve itself, through a perilous experiment in cloning. Sweeping, dramatic, rich with humanity, and rigorous in its science, Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang is widely regarded as a high point of both humanistic & hard SF, winning SF’s Hugo Award and Locus Award on its first publication. Cheers I’m surprised this book was… Read more »

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July books on my radar . . .

July books on my radar . . .

July 2, 2015 2015, Books on my radar, July 0

Each month I write about the books I’ve noticed and think might be good. Sometimes they’re from favorite authors and sometimes new author strikes my fancy. I don’t buy all the books (not during the month they’re released at least)–since I already have way too many books to read. I’m trying to limit the new books I buy each month to the ones I’m going to read soon. But the list I make each month helps me not forget books. The Goodreads links help me keep track of these books. And I hope people reading my post may find some new books, too! I also hope they will point me… Read more »

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WoW: A Curious Beginning by Deanna Raybourn

WoW: A Curious Beginning by Deanna Raybourn

July 1, 2015 2015, A Curious Beginning, Deanna Raybourn, Waiting on Wednesday 4

    I’m participating in Waiting on Wednesday hosted by Breaking the Spine. This gives me a chance to show the books I’m looking forward to coming out in the next few months. Check out Breaking the Spine for more information.       A Curious Beginning by Deanna Raybourn Series: Veronica Speedwell Mystery #1 Publication Date: September 1, 2015 Genre: Historical Mystery (Victorian England) Synopsis (from Goodreads): London, 1887. As the city prepares to celebrate Queen Victoria’s golden jubilee, Veronica Speedwell is marking a milestone of her own. After burying her spinster aunt, the orphaned Veronica is free to resume her world travels in pursuit of scientific inquiry—and the… Read more »

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My favorite books so far this year . . .

My favorite books so far this year . . .

June 30, 2015 2015, My favorite books so far this year..., Top Ten Tuesday 3

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted at the Broke and the Bookish blog. Each week a different topic is introduced and it is fun to see what everyone writes each week. Check out their blog for more information. This week I’m talking about my favorite books so far this year. I’m lucky, because I’ve read some very good books.  “The Lady Astronaut of Mars” by Mary Robinette Kowal Series: None Genre: Science Fiction Reviewed: January 21 Grade: A Foxglove Summer by Ben Aaronovitch Series: Peter Grant #5 Genre: Urban Fantasy Reviewed: February 2 Grade: A- Karen Memory by Elizabeth Bear Series: None Genre: Fantasy (steampunk) Reviewed: March 13 Grade:… Read more »

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Sunday Post: Jun 28

Sunday Post: Jun 28

June 28, 2015 2015, Sunday Post 14

The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. I like this meme because it gives me an opportunity to take a look back at last week and forward to next week in both my personal life and my blog and book life! I also like to see what other people are doing and what books everyone is reading. This is a great meme to take part in every week and I thank Kimba for hosting it! Last Week Home & blog Rain and more rain . . . and a birthday! Today is my husband’s birthday! Yay! I got him a book he’s been wanting…. Read more »

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Review: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Review: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

June 27, 2015 2015, A, book rating, Ernest Cline, Goodreads, New Author Challenge, Reading Challenges, Ready Player One, reviews, Ultimate Reading Challenge 1

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline Series: None Genre: Science Fiction (Dystopia) Setting: Oklahoma City, OK and Columbus, OH, 2045 Published by Crown, 2011 E-book, purchased 375 pages Grade: A Synopsis: In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he’s jacked into the virtual utopia known as the  OASIS. Wade’s devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world’s digital confines, puzzles that are based on their creator’s obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. When Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds… Read more »

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Review: Necessary as Blood by Deborah Crombie

Review: Necessary as Blood by Deborah Crombie

June 26, 2015 2015, A, book rating, Cloak & Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge, Deborah Crombie, Goodreads, Necessary as Blood, Reading Challenges, reviews, TBR Pile 1

Necessary as Blood by Deborah Crombie Series: Duncan Kincaid & Gemma James series #13 Genre: Contemporary Mystery (police procedural) Setting: East End, London, England Published by Harper Collins e-books, 2009 E-book, purchased 388 pages Grade: A Synopsis: Once the haunt of Jack the Ripper, London’s East End is a vibrant mix of history and new ideas, but the trendy galleries of Brick Lane disguise a seedy underside where unthinkable crimes bring terror to the innocent. Artist and young mother Sandra Gilles disappears without trace after leaving her three-year-old daughter, Charlotte, with a friend at the Columbia Road Flower Market. Her lawyer husband, Naz Malik, is devastated – but he’s also the prime… Read more »

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Favorite Top Ten Topics

Favorite Top Ten Topics

June 23, 2015 2015, Favorite Top Ten Topics, Top Ten Tuesday 3

Happy Birthday Top Ten Tuesday! Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted at the Broke and the Bookish blog. Each week a different topic is introduced and it is fun to see what everyone writes each week. Check out their blog for more information. This week we talk about our favorite Top Ten Tuesday Topics from the last five years. I haven’t been doing this meme for five years, but I have done it for a couple of years so this post is my favorite topics from those I’ve done. For each topic I’ve chosen I give one of my favorites from that post. 1. Goals and Resolutions–I’ve written out… Read more »

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Sunday Post: Jun 21

June 21, 2015 2015, Sunday Post 4

The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. I like this meme because it gives me an opportunity to take a look back at last week and forward to next week in both my personal life and my blog and book life! I also like to see what other people are doing and what books everyone is reading. This is a great meme to take part in every week and I thank Kimba for hosting it! Last Week Home & blog Hot, humid and stormy several days in Maryland. We left for Iowa Thursday evening and it’s cooler here. We’ve had a great weekend celebrating… Read more »

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