Archives: July2010
  • Giveaway: The Reluctant Mage

    Update: This giveaway is closed now and the book has been sent to its new home. This week I got a copy of The Reluctant Mage by Karen Miller in the mail. The publisher had already sent me a copy a couple of weeks ago, so I’m not sure why I got a second one but I figured I’d give away the extra copy. So thanks to Orbit Books I am giving away one hardcover copy of the second book […]

  • Update

    Unfortunately, it’s been pretty quiet here lately since my main writing time has been absorbed by new home ownership activities (starting to move, buying new stuff for the home and in a few minutes the more major moving back – finally!). Usually I write most of my reviews on the weekend, but I haven’t had a lot of spare time during the weekends lately. I’ve been finding this week that trying to write in the evenings after my brain is […]

  • There, I Fixed It

    No, this post is not some link to yet another site in the vast and ever-growing Cheezburger network that threatens to consume the web like some bastard child of Rick Astley and Walmart (well, I guess it is now). It’s a mea culpa from the guy who didn’t adapt a site design to fit Blogger’s broken CSS/templating system three years ago, causing an annoying bug that was only visible at 800×600 resolution. My argument was: how many people browse the […]

  • The Leaning Pile of Books

    This week was much lower key than the giant pile from last week; I received one ARC. (And it’s another October book – there are so many books on the review pile that look good coming out that month!) The Spirit Thief by Rachel Aaron This is Rachel Aaron’s debut novel and the first book in the Legend of Eli Monpress series. It will be released in October and it will be quickly followed by the next two books – […]

  • Favorites of 2010: First Half of the Year

    Now that I’ve written reviews for all books read during the first half of 2010 it’s time for the favorites list! This list is composed of all books read regardless of publication date since only 8 of the 26 books read by the end of June were published this year. I’ll probably do a list of both at the end of the year since I expect that number to climb due to the number of books on the review pile […]

  • Review of Naamah’s Kiss

    Naamah’s Kissby Jacqueline Carey656pp (Hardcover)My Rating: 8/10Amazon Rating: 3.5/5LibraryThing Rating: 4.1/5Goodreads Rating: 4.12/5 Naamah’s Kiss is the first book in Jacqueline Carey’s latest trilogy set in the world of Terre d’Ange, although it takes place a few generations after the first two trilogies in Kushiel’s Legacy. The second book, Naamah’s Curse, was just released last month, and the author is still working on Naamah’s Blessing which does not yet have a release date according to the June update on her […]