Books to Read This Winter

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The heat of summer and fall have finally abated. This is, after all, Southern California, and I hear we're in for another La Nina season, which means it'll be a dry winter for us. But we've had a surprising amount of rainfall and some unexpected storms the past few weeks. It's been chilly and rainy, … Continue reading Books to Read This Winter

First, Middle, and Last Impressions – January 5, 2022

I love taking a look at a book cover and description and then coming up with my own idea of what the book will be about. Sometimes I'm right, sometimes I'm so wrong it's almost funny. So I've decided to launch myself off of WWW Wednesday, a bookish meme run by Sam@Taking on a World … Continue reading First, Middle, and Last Impressions – January 5, 2022

My Favorite Science Fiction & Fantasy Read of 2021

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Most of what I read this year was SFF, so it's hard to narrow down! I like to think that, in previous years, I enjoyed a nice balance of fantasy, mystery, and women's fiction with some general fiction and science fiction thrown in, but I think this year (with the ongoing pandemic and now approaching … Continue reading My Favorite Science Fiction & Fantasy Read of 2021

Book Review: Noor by Nnedi Okorafor

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Title: Noor Author: Nnedi Okorafor Publisher: DAW Publication date: November 16, 2021 Genre: Science Fiction One Sentence Summary: AO is on the run after a bloody incident at the markets and DNA is the sole survivor of an incident everyone believes he was an instigator of as a terrorist, but the true enemy is all around … Continue reading Book Review: Noor by Nnedi Okorafor

Book Review: Far From the Light of Heaven by Tade Thompson

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Title: Far From the Light of Heaven Author: Tade Thompson Publisher: Orbit Publication date: October 26, 2021 Genre: Science Fiction, Mystery & Thriller One Sentence Summary: Shell is on her first space trip from Earth to a colony on a distant planet, second in command to the ship's AI, but, upon arrival at their destination, something … Continue reading Book Review: Far From the Light of Heaven by Tade Thompson

Top 5 Saturday: Blood on the Cover

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Top 5 Saturday is run by Amanda @ Devouring Books. Every week showcases 5 books that share a common theme. This week's theme is Blood on the Cover. So...I don't like blood. I have a fear of hypodermic needles and getting blood drawn makes me nauseous and lightheaded, so now the sight of blood makes … Continue reading Top 5 Saturday: Blood on the Cover

Book Review: Nostalgia is Heartless by Sarah Lahey

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Title: Nostalgia is Heartless (The Heartless Series #2) Author: Sarah Lahey Publisher: She Writes Press Publication date: October 26, 2021 Genre: Science Fiction One Sentence Summary: After the events of the first book, Quinn finds herself pregnant and living with her dad, and her fiance off doing military duties, though the disappearance of her mother is … Continue reading Book Review: Nostalgia is Heartless by Sarah Lahey

First, Middle, and Last Impressions – October 13, 2021

I love taking a look at a book cover and description and then coming up with my own idea of what the book will be about. Sometimes I'm right, sometimes I'm so wrong it's almost funny. So I've decided to launch myself off of WWW Wednesday, a bookish meme run by Sam@Taking on a World … Continue reading First, Middle, and Last Impressions – October 13, 2021

First, Middle, and Last Impressions – September 29, 2021

I love taking a look at a book cover and description and then coming up with my own idea of what the book will be about. Sometimes I'm right, sometimes I'm so wrong it's almost funny. So I've decided to launch myself off of WWW Wednesday, a bookish meme run by Sam@Taking on a World … Continue reading First, Middle, and Last Impressions – September 29, 2021

Books to Read This Fall

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School has been in session for about a month, the weather's still hot, Southern California has started to see some fires, and the sky looks kind of dusty. It's official. Fall has hit. Once upon a time, my husband and I lived on the East Coast. I loved watching the trees change, loved watching fire … Continue reading Books to Read This Fall