Book Review: ADWD

A Dance with Dragons is the fifth book in George R.R. Martin‘s A Song of Ice and Fire series.  The series chronicles the political upheaval in Westeros, a fantastical world filled with swords, magic, and dragons. I won’t be reviewing all Martin’s books in this series, though I have read them, but will just jump into the series … More Book Review: ADWD

Tristis Ward

You will know her. I’m gonna make sure you do, because she is one of the most amazing writers I know. I’ve just finished reading her (un)comic book, titled Bones of the Magus, and it is just AMAZING.  Review to come shortly after I get my thoughts together.  I want to get this right…

Banned

Woohoo! It’s Banned Books Week.  (Thanks for the reminder, Minion!) It’s the American Library Association‘s Banned Books Week celebration this week (ends on the 1st of October). Why on earth does ALA celebrate banned books? You may not agree with the idea presented in all the books on the banned list, but that’s exactly why … More Banned

SFFWorld.com

I’m such a bozo sometimes. I often assume the stupidest things.  One of which is that my dear twelve* readers must have all come from SFFWorld.com.  Because, frankly, who else would be interested in what I have to write other than my good friends from the forums? Because one’s username on the forum doesn’t necessarily … More SFFWorld.com

GRRM

There’s a fucking reason why he’s on the best seller list. I have finally started A Dance With Dragons, book five of A Song of Ice and Fire, and I know about all the criticisms out there claiming that George R. R. Martin is stalling and wallowing in the world he has built, but… Well, … More GRRM

Pickled Punks

I just finished reading Marina Bridges’ Pickers and Pickled Punks.  A collection of odd, fictional short stories about one of America’s favorite past times – exchanging our junk through garage sales, picking, and auctions – this little book entertains and highlights human oddities both real and imagined. Ms. Bridges, first time author, has a knack … More Pickled Punks

Cheap Thrills

Once you get past a certain age, it doesn’t take much to titillate the senses. At a yard sale the other day, my husband ran across a box full of old, vintage books.  He pulled one out, and with a smirk on his face, said, “Check this out.” I drew in a quick breath, and … More Cheap Thrills