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The Minotaur’s Wife by Thomas K. Carpenter

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 Galaxy’s Edge: Issue 22

Genre: urban fantasy short story

Setting: a diner between Albuquerque and Durango, present day

Summary: Short version: All is not what it seems at breakfast in the diner Continue reading


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Tattoo by Michelle Rene

I was given a copy of this novella to review (although my views are my own). It’s published by Annorlunda Enterprises, a small-press publisher that focuses on stories that make you think.

Published: 2018 (today is the release day, in fact!)

Genre: maybe post-apocalyptic fiction? It was Judgement Day that happened, not the apocalypse, but it changed everything

Length: 152 pages

Setting: a generic city, near future Continue reading

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Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman

A friend of mine is a big fan of Gaiman. This was my first introduction to his writing. Interestingly, I recently listened to a full-cast adaptation of this book done by the BBC.

Published: 2005

Genre: fantastical fiction

Length: 334 pages

Setting: mostly London, but also a bit in Florida Continue reading

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Helen of Troy by Margaret George

I picked this up from the library because it was historical fiction. As a bonus, I enjoy the Greek myths.

Published: 2006

Genre: historical fiction

Length: 611 pages

Setting: ancient Greece and Troy Continue reading

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The Shadow Thieves by Anne Ursu

I got this book from a Lifehacker post on getting boys to read books with female protagonists. I thought it sounded interesting because it had several elements of Greek mythology in it. I read it now because it gave me a U author. I tried to get the kids to read it, but neither was interested.

Published: 2006

Genre: middle grade urban fantasy

Length: 424 pages

Font: Hoefler Text

Setting: London and St. Paul, MN, present day Continue reading

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Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

It’s a book written by a favorite author on a topic I enjoy. Of course I was going to read it! And maybe pass it on to the kids as well.

Published: 2017

Genre: mythology

Length: 283 pages of story, 297 pages with glossary

Setting: Mostly Midgard, before the start of history Continue reading

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What I Will Be Reading #34: Something For Everyone

I’ve got new books to add to all the reading lists this week. Let’s start with my books. Unbound Worlds had two posts about books to read from different decades, the 1980s and the 1990s. I pretty much want to read any series from the lists I haven’t read yet. For the 1980s, I’ve only read Dragon Prince by Melanie Rawn (in fact, I happen to own the book). I have started the Belgariad series, starting with Pawn and Prophecy, by David Eddings. I think the same week I saw this post, my friend strongly recommended the book. I’ve read quite a few of the 1990s recommendations, although most of them I haven’t read in over a decade. We’ll see if I revisit any of them for my next reread challenge.

A book for me and Mr, Curiosity is Any Weir’s new book, Artemis. I loved The Martian so much, I’d pretty much read anything by him, but the Penguin Random House newsletter that brought the book to my attention described it as a heist story set on the moon. Yes please! By the way, if you follow that link before October 10th, you can be entered into a sweepstakes to win a bunch of books from NYC Comic Con, including this one.

And for Miss Adventure (but I’m pretty sure Mr. Curiosity and I would enjoy the books as well), I’ve got The Shadow Thieves by Anne Ursu, the first book in the Cronus Chronicles. This is a Greek mythology/Percy Jackson read-alike. With as much as we all enjoy the Percy Jackson series, another book full of Greek mythology is always a safe bet. A post on Lifehacker about how to get boys to read girls’ books brought this to my attention.

So, how do the books look to you? Anything else I should put on my reading list or share with my kids?

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