“The Essential Dykes to Watch Out For”

I first read bits of Alison Bechdel’s Dykes to Watch Out For strip online in my late teens. I couldn’t find all of it, especially not the early bits, but I found what was there strangely compelling. It was one of the … Continue reading

‘Ancillary Justice’ by Ann Leckie

*There may be spoilers ahead, read at your own risk* I bought this book for a birthday either earlier this year or last year (I think it was last year). Long enough after it came out to have heard the … Continue reading

“An Ember in the Ashes” by Sabaa Tahir

So, it’s been almost a month since my last post, which I’ll probably talk about in a post later this week. But first I want to talk about this book I read yesterday. It’s the debut novel, and first in … Continue reading

“The Ape Who Guards the Balance” Re-read

Warning: Massive spoilers ahead. If you don’t want to know who dies in this book, don’t keep reading.  This one has a lot going on in it, aside from the main mystery. The main mystery is pretty straightforward, simply the … Continue reading

“Seeing a Large Cat” Re-Read

(I’m going to tell you who the murderer is. If you don’t already know, or don’t want to know, don’t keep reading.) Book 9 of the Amelia Peabody series, Seeing a Large Cat introduces several new stylistic and narrative choices. … Continue reading

“The Lion in the Valley” Re-Read

Spoilery spoilers ahead! Proceed with caution! Awooooga! The fourth Amelia Peabody Mystery, The Lion in the Valley, is almost a continuation of the previous book. We pick up where we left off in Amelia’s search for the nefarious Master Criminal, … Continue reading

“Flight Behavior”

Barbara Kingsolver’s latest novel, Flight Behavior, is as excellent as all her other works. I first heard about it some time ago when she did an interview about it on NPR (on Fresh Air I think, but I forget exactly). … Continue reading

“Throne of the Crescent Moon”

A few months ago I saw a retweet from someone about this new author who had won an award for his debut fantasy novel called Throne of the Crescent Moon. I was intrigued by the title and once I’d seen … Continue reading

“Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance”

*There will almost certainly be spoilers ahead, for multiple books. You have been warned.* Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance is the latest in Lois McMaster Bujold’s SF series The Vorkosigan Saga. Set after Diplomatic Immunity but apparently before Cryoburn (Count Aral is … Continue reading

“Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet”

This review of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford was originally posted to Goodreads on June 26, 2012. ~~~ When I first sat down to read this book, I only intended to read a single … Continue reading