• Favorite Books of 2010

    Now that it is New Year’s Eve and I know there is no way I will finish the lengthy book I am reading by tonight, it is time to compile the favorites list.  2010 was a very good year – sure, there were a few books I didn’t enjoy or thought were mediocre, but there were a lot that I really liked a lot. It was also a good year for blogging in other ways since I got to go […]

  • ladylazarusReview of Lady Lazarus by Michele Lang

    Lady Lazarus is the first book in a trilogy, the Magda Lazarus Saga, by Michele Lang.  The second book in this re-imagining of World War II, Dark Victory, will be released in 2011.  Even though it is an account based on an alternate history involving vampires, angels, witches, and werewolves, it is also based on the author’s family history since her Jewish mother and grandparents are Holocaust survivors who lived in Hungary during this time.  It also draws from the […]

  • Looking to 2011: The Blog

    Next year I’m hoping will be a little less crazy so I can manage more of a one review per week schedule, but other than that, I don’t expect next year to be all that different.  While I’d love to be one of those people who posts 3 – 5 reviews a week, I’m afraid it just isn’t going to happen unless I win the lottery and get to manage my own schedule (which would be a great thing to […]

  • Midsummer Night by Freda WarringtonReview of Midsummer Night by Freda Warrington

    Midsummer Night is the second Aetherial Tales novel as well as the second book by British author Freda Warrington to be published in the United States.  The first Aetherial Tales book is Elfland, but both this and Midsummer Night stand alone even though they are set in the same universe.  The more recently published book does take place after Elfland, but it’s definitely not necessary to read the earlier book first.  There are some minor characters that appear, but it […]

  • Looking to 2011: Reading Goals

    My end-of-the-year lists will probably be up next week since I want to make sure I’ve read all the books I’m going to for the year before I post them.  That very last book read in the year could end up being a favorite – after all, that happened to me last year when I read The Snow Queen by Joan D. Vinge, which I got for Christmas!  So I’m taking a brief break from the review I’m writing now […]

  • Happy Smugglivus!

    Today is the day of my guest post for Smugglivus, a month long (plus one week) year-end/beginning celebration of books held by Thea and Ana of the terrific site The Book Smugglers.  Head on over to see some of my favorite series and author discoveries of the year and some books I can’t wait to read next year!