I picked this book up from the library as a possible resource for Miss Adventure. She’s doing a project on the different sources of fabrics and their history. I read the pages on cotton to check and see if it would work for her, and got sucked into reading the whole book.
Genre: science nonfiction
Length: 217 pages of text, 224 pages total
Summary: Short version: read the title again
I picked this up from the new book section at my library because the cover caught my eye. When I found myself unable to stop turning pages to read “just one more” comic, I decided to bring it home.
Subtitle: A Sarah’s Scribbles Collection
Genre: graphic novel/comic collection
Length: 108 pages
Setting: Sarah’s life in NYC (although the location isn’t explicit), present day
Summary: Short version: Random scenes from Sarah’s neurotic, cat-filled life Continue reading
I’ve been following Laffery’s works ever since I found the Heaven series (starting with Heaven: Season One) on podiobooks. I knew I’d eventually read this one as soon as I heard Lafferty was writing it. I was in the mood for some science fiction so it seemed like the time to read the book.
Genre: science fiction murder mystery
Length: 364 pages
Setting: 2200s-2493 Earth and the spaceship Dormire
Summary: Short version: Closed room murder mystery involving clones Continue reading
This is the sixth book in the Outlander series. I’m trying to finish the series this year. That’s a lot of pages, though, so we’ll see. At least I get to start reading new ones with the next book in the series.
Genre: historical fiction with a fantastical element
Length: 980 pages
Setting: mostly 1772-1776, Carolinas
Summary: Short version: Life in the Carolinas as war is beginning with time travel Continue reading
This is the next short story in the Event Horizon 2017 collection of short stories highlighting authors who are eligible for the 2017 Campbell award for best new writer.
Published: September 2016 in Swords & Steam Short Stories
Genre: gothic fantasy (which is the theme of the short story collection)
Setting: Victorian steampunk England
Summary: Short version: A cyborg causes a sensation with its singing and dancing Continue reading