Mr. Curiosity came across this book as he was looking for something for himself and thought it sounded like a book I would enjoy. I was thrilled to put one of his recommendations on my TBR. I was looking for something non-fantasy to read, and thought this would fit the bill.
Genre: medical thriller
Length: 288 pages
Setting: Seattle, Washington and Houston, Texas, present day
Summary: Short version: A child dies under Marie’s care and she is devastated Continue reading
This is the second book in the Dark Jewels trilogy. I’m trying to finish series within a reasonably short time of starting them, so here’s the second book already.
Length: 482 pages
Setting: soon after the events of Daughter of the Blood, various locations within the Realms
Summary: Short version: Jaenelle heals and draws friends into her official Court Continue reading
I’m not sure how this book came to my attention, but it picked it up now because it was available as an audiobook and was a good length for our trip to Philadelphia.
Genre: middle grade fiction with a touch of magic
Length: 587 pages
Setting: Germany, Pennsylvania, and California, late 1930s
Summary: Short version: A harmonica helps three kids overcome discrimination and find happiness Continue reading
I had a lovely trip to San Salvador – I noticed several new organisms and no one got hurt. Lots of sun, sand, and coral reefs (one of which is posted above) but now I’m back to mud and cold. I’m also back to reviewing stories. 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: May, 2016 in Writers of the Future Vol 32
Genre: science fiction short story
Setting: an exoplanet, far future
Summary: Short version: A family comes to terms with the loss of their mother Continue reading
I needed a book to read and saw this in the new book section of the library. I’ve heard it mentioned on the Modern Mrs. Darcy’s podcast and decided to give it a try.
Published: 2017 in Nigeria, 2018 in the U.S.
Length: 223 pages
Setting: Lagos, Nigeria, present day
Summary: Short version: The relationship of two sisters in Lagos Continue reading
This is our book club choice for the month of January. I’ve read it before, but it’s been a few years so I read it again. I was also in the play with my kids (I was the narrator while Miss Adventure was Scout and Mr. Curiosity was Jem).
Genre: historical fiction
Length: 376 pages
Setting: Maycomb, Alabama, 1930s
Summary: Short version: Growing up in the 30s in the South 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: May, 2016 in Fireside Magazine
Genre: science fiction
Setting: on a spaceship, far future
Summary: Short version: Maybe someone will survive this spaceship collision Continue reading