Category Archives: fantasy

Recent Reading: Mystery

Now that I seem to have beaten my reading slump, I’m going to do my best to get back to blogging, too. Most of what I’ve read lately is mystery and non-fiction. Here’s the mystery list: Naomi Hirahara, Grave on Grand Avenue (2nd Ellie … Continue reading

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Vacation Reading: SFF

These will not be proper reviews, because I waited too long after reading the books. But I wanted to say something about them. Aliette de Bodard, On a Red Station, Drifting This novella was nominated for a number of science fiction … Continue reading

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Recent Reading: Summer Escapes

I’ve been reading in fits and starts: some days I read for hours, others I don’t open a book. I can’t really explain why my reading mojo is so erratic, but part of it is reading a number of books that … Continue reading

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Sofia Samatar, A Stranger in Olondria

This is so not a review of Sofia Samatar’s A Stranger in Olondria, which has won many fantasy awards. Here is an insightful (and probably too spoilery for some) review from Nic Clarke at Strange Horizons, which I’d claim to agree with if I … Continue reading

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Reading Break: In My Earbuds

Since I find it hard to write about audiobooks in detail, I’m reverting to round-up format to report on my recent listening. Jayne Ann Krentz Fest I’ve talked before about how Jayne Ann Krentz/Jayne Castle is an audio auto-buy for … Continue reading

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