Archives: August2009
  • Coming Soon

    Over the weekend I finished two things necessary for reviews I’ve been planning on doing. One was the book The Drowning City by Amanda Downum, and the other was putting books on the new bookshelf. I’m hoping to get a review of at least get one of those up before next weekend, preferably both. At the moment, I’m about a quarter of the way through The Magicians by Lev Grossman, which just debuted at #9 on the New York Times […]

  • Review of The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker

    The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parkerby Leanna Renee Hieber324pp (Paperback)My Rating: 7.5/10Amazon Rating: 4/5LibraryThing Rating: 3.17/5Goodreads Rating: 4.12/5 The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker is the first book in The Strangely Beautiful series by Leanna Renee Hieber, whose novella Dark Nest won the 2009 Prism Award. The series will be four books long, but if it does well, there may be a fifth book focusing on the character Lord Elijah Withersby. This particular novel is a […]

  • Excerpts: The Writing of Scott Lynch

    The other night I saw on Twitter that Scott Lynch has posted some excerpts on his site, including the prologue from his forthcoming novel The Republic of Thieves. For those who read the series, this is the book in which we finally meet the mysterious Sabetha (although I haven’t read the excerpt, preferring to wait for the actual book, I heard she is in the section posted on Lynch’s site). The page containing the prologue also includes several maps, the […]

  • New Inside the Blogosphere

    Part Two of the newest version of Inside the Blogosphere is up over at Grasping for the Wind. (So is Part One, but I’m in Part Two so that’s the one that counts.) For those who don’t know, Inside the Blogosphere is a series in which a question is posed to various bloggers and each of them writes a response. The question for this one is: If you could live in an SF/Fantasy/Horror world, in which one would you live? […]

  • Live Chat with Lev Grossman

    On Wednesday from 12:30 to 1:30 EST, Lev Grossman will be doing a live chat at Penguin’s Water Cooler site. Lev Grossman is a book critic for Time magazine as well as the author of the newly released fantasy novel The Magicians, which debuted at #9 on the New York Times bestseller list. Lev Grossman is also this week’s guest over at Babel Clash, the Borders Sci Fi blog. I’ve heard so many good things about The Magicians and am […]

  • Review of Rosemary and Rue

    Rosemary and Rueby Seanan McGuire368pp (Paperback)My Rating: 7/10Amazon Rating: 4.5/5LibraryThing Rating: 4.7/5Goodreads Rating: 4.69/5 Rosemary and Rue is the first book in the October Daye urban fantasy series by Seanan McGuire. It is scheduled for release on September 1, although I did see several copies both in the new paperback section and in the SFF section at my local Borders yesterday. According to McGuire’s FAQs page, the number of books in the series is uncertain, although she says “several” is […]