Archives: May2009
  • New Poll

    Sometime in June, I want to read a book by an author who is new to me and has had a book sitting unread on my shelf for at least a year. I’m not sure which one to choose, though, so I made a poll for it. The poll will stay open until I finish The Silver Metal Lover and either Busted Flush or The Last Argument of Kings. The options are: J.V. Jones – A Cavern of Black IceCatherynne […]

  • Book Giveaway: The Wolverine Files

    Interested in reading all about Wolverine from the X-Men? I have five copies of The Wolverine Files by Mike W. Barr to give away (sorry, US and Canada residents only for this one). Here is the book description from the Simon and Schuster website (where you can also purchase The Wolverine Files if you absolutely can’t wait to find out if you won a copy): This book is a top secret compilation of all known facts about the mutant called […]

  • Review of Santa Olivia

    Santa Oliviaby Jacqueline Carey352pp (Trade Paperback)My Rating: 8/10Amazon Rating: 5/5LibraryThing Rating: 4.17/5Goodreads Rating: 3.89/5 Santa Olivia is one of two new books being released by Jacqueline Carey, author of the well-known Kushiel’s Legacy series, this year. Its official publication date is May 29. All of Carey’s other books are epic fantasy, and this urban fantasy is very different from her previous work. As far as I know, this novel is a stand alone, but there is plenty of room for […]

  • Update

    Well, I mostly stuck to my reading plan for this month. Amazon was shipping Jacqueline Carey’s Santa Olivia earlier than I’d expected so I got a copy of that a couple of days ago and stopped reading The Mote in God’s Eye by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle to read that one. It was a quick read and I finished it today so I’ll go back to reading The Mote in God’s Eye. I noticed today that there is a […]

  • Review of Dreamdark: Blackbringer

    Dreamdark: Blackbringerby Laini Taylor448pp (Paperback)My Rating: 8/10Amazon Rating: 5/5LibraryThing Rating: 4.32/5Goodreads Rating: 4.51/5 Blackbringer is the first book in the Dreamdark series by Laini Taylor and just came out in paperback this month. The second book in this YA fantasy series, Silksinger, will be released in September 2009. Long ago, the djinn captured all the devils, sealed them in bottles, and threw them into the water. Their magic kept any creature from being able to release the devils back into […]

  • Review of Sins & Shadows

    Sins & Shadowsby Lyn Benedict368pp (Paperback)My Rating: 8/10Amazon Rating: 5/5LibraryThing Rating: 4.17/5Goodreads Rating: 4.33/5 Sins & Shadows is the first book in the Shadows Inquiries urban fantasy series by Lyn Benedict, who has also written two fantasy novels under the name Lane Robins. Soon after starting the newer of these two books, Kings and Assassins, I read about Sins & Shadows on the author’s blog and was curious. I’d known the release date for Kings and Assassins since last year, […]