Monthly Archives: August 2019

Half a King was my Introduction to Joe Abercrombie

Half a King is Joe Abercrombie’s first book marketed as Young Adult.  It was also my introduction to Abercrombie’s work.  It’s easy to see why he is so popular.  He displays an easy skill with the technical aspects, both at … Continue reading

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Thick as Thieves is Fun, Pulpy SF Crime Fiction

Thick as Thieves is a pulpy adventure SF tale about a burly soldier-turned-tavern bouncer, Brick, who makes the mistake of agreeing to a simple plan and gets involved over his head in a heist.  Although Lizzi is really telling more … Continue reading

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Wheel of Time TV Show Makes Casting Announcement for 5 of 6 Main Characters

News about The Wheel of Time TV show has been slow these days, but we finally have some real news, and, whew boy, is it big news!  The show announced the casting for Rand al’Thor, Egwene al’Vere, Mat Cauthon, Nynaeve … Continue reading

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SF: Devil’s Call by J. Danielle Dorn

Originally posted on Hillbilly Highways:
Devil’s Call is one hell of a story, a bloody weird western propelled by protagonist Li Lian’s remarkable voice. Li Lian is the mixed race daughter from a family where witchery runs on the female…

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2019 Bookish Resolutions Mid-Year Check-In

Last year I made some bookish resolutions . . . and didn’t do great with them.  This year I again made some bookish resolutions, but I tried to be smarter about it this time around.  The big thing I did … Continue reading

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July 2019 Month-in-Review

July was a busy month, reading-wise and real life-wise, if not blog-wise. I spent a (lovely) week and a half in Canada (Calgary and the Canadian Rockies) and came home to a mountain of work and deadlines.  Much of it … Continue reading

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