2008 has come to a close and it was a great year for reading since I read a great many more really good memorable books than I did in 2007. My only reading goal for the year was to read 50 books and I ended up reading 54, which is a lot more than 2007 (which was something like 36). That’s probably at least partially because I discovered I really liked space opera this year and read a lot of [...]
It’s a few hours early (at least in my part of the world) but I just wanted to wish everyone a happy new year! Thanks for stopping by and I hope everyone has a wonderful 2009! Tomorrow I plan to put up an end of the year recap on books of 2008 and what to look forward to in 2009 (I’ve been waiting just in case I finished a really great book that wowed me by the end of the [...]
Shades of Darkby Linnea Sinclair448pp (Paperback)My Rating: 9/10Amazon Rating: 4/5LibraryThing Rating: 4.2/5Goodreads Rating: 4.08/5 Shades of Dark is the sequel to Gabriel’s Ghost and the second book in Linnea Sinclair’s Dock 5 Universe series. While Shades of Dark picks up where the first book left off and focuses on the same main characters, the third book Hope’s Folly (to be released in February 2009) is about Philip Guthrie, a secondary character in the series so far. Shades of Dark should [...]
I have a Borders gift card I got for Christmas and will probably be going to Borders tomorrow to get some books to go with my other Christmas books (The Twelve Kingdoms: Sea of Wind by Fuyumi Ono and a numbered signed copy of Storm Constantine’s The Oracle Lips, which is a very lovely collection of short stories). Since I have not read much urban fantasy, I was thinking about getting a couple of urban fantasies to try. Any suggestions [...]
For those who don’t already know, Ana and Thea from the excellent The Book Smugglers blog are holding Smugglivus, a celebration of the holidays and their one year blog anniversary, right now. I was a guest blogger there yesterday and have a lengthier than planned post on my favorite books I’ve read this year (regardless of publication date). The countdown to Smugglivus featured several authors including Linnea Sinclair, Stephen Hunt, John Marco, Melissa Marr, Maria V. Snyder, and Meljean Brook. [...]
The Book of Joby contest is now closed and a winner has been randomly selected. The winner is: Celia Marteniano Congratulations, Celia! I hope you have fun reading The Book of Joby! The month of giveaways will soon be over, but there is one more change to win the final giveaway for either Gabriel’s Ghost or Shades of Dark – your choice.