The last year and a half of my life has been filled with more ups and downs than I was prepared to deal with. My job changed and changed again and I finally gathered the courage to deal with my long battle with major depression and a thyroid condition called Graves’ Disease. I really appreciate … More This isn’t a “goodbye”, only a “see you later”
I love almost everything about the weeks before spring! On Sunday, everyone in the States moved their clocks forward an hour and now the days are longer and filled with sunshine and lots of new and blossoming plants. Spring gets an super-fueled kick here in California where everything is generally sunny, but there is still … More Books worth reading again and again!
Snow Crash (3/5) – ★★★☆☆ By: Neal Stephenson Length: 470 pages Published: June 1992 Genre: Science Fiction, Cyberpunk, Dystopian My book club has started a new initiative to read a book each month from a different sub-genre of Science Fiction or Fantasy. The theme for March was Cyberpunk and we all chose Snow Crash to read and discuss. … More Book Review: Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
March 1 – The Brotherhood of the Wheel by R. S. Belcher (Paranormal/Urban Fantasy) – The Courier: A San Angeles Novel by Gerald Brandt (Science Fiction/Cyberpunk) – Devonshire Scream: A Tea Shop Mystery by Laura Childs (Fantasy Anthology/ Supernatural) – Beyond the Red by Ava Jae (Young Adult/Science Fiction/Dystopian) – Zone: A Paranormal Thriller by … More Science Fiction and Fantasy books released in March 2016
I hope everyone is enjoying this bonus day today! It has been bright and sunny here in California and I am loving the early summer feel. I know how spoiled I am right now with the great weather and I completely intend to appreciate every minute. 😀 A special “Happy Birthday” goes out to all … More Happy Leap Day Book Lovers!
Dear Small Dog Owner, I’m sorry we have to meet this way. I would much rather have sat down with you over coffee and talked about organizing a doggy play date. If you knew me, you would realize that I don’t like conflict and our meeting like this is completely out of the norm. I … More Open Letter to a Small Dog Owner
The Bands of Mourning (5/5) – ★★★★★ By: Brandon Sanderson Length: 336 pages Published: 26 January 2016 Series: Mistborn #6/Alloy Era #3 Previous Book in Series: Shadows of Self Genre: High Fantasy, Steampunk One of the greatest aspects of Brandon Sanderson’s writing is the layers of plot and intrigue that he manages to subtly include in his books. Each … More Book Review: The Bands of Mourning by Brandon Sanderson
Last week was a rough week for me. Since the new year I have been working on eating better and exercising more in spite of the muscle degeneration I wasn’t expecting as a side effect of Graves’ Disease. Good food and exercise has definitely helped with the side effects of my thyroid condition and helped … More Get up lazy bones!
February seems to be the month for the release of awesome new Young Adult books! I am especially looking forward to Calamity by Brandon Sanderson, Earth’s End by Elise Kova and The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig! My resolution for 2016 has been to use my local library more often instead of reflexively spending … More Science Fiction and Fantasy books released in February 2016
Let’s hear it for monthly subscription boxes dedicated to book love! Yes, I know it’s hard when you want to spend every cent of your paycheck on services that will send you treasures sure to set your book worm heart aflutter, but it’s worth skipping a restaurant night if it means you get a chance … More OwlCrate: January 2016 – Magic