I’ve been hearing about the book as a great example of science fiction by a black author and decided to pick it up. Luckily, my library had the novellas collected into a single book.
Published: 2019 as a collection, 2015-2017 as novellas
Genre: 358 pages
Setting: mostly the desert African city of Himba, and the planet Oozma Uni
Summary: Short version: Binti’s event-filled life after she’s accepted to an off-world school Continue reading
Mr. Curiosity and I had just read Hamlet and I was interested in reading this play. I’d always heard about it and was curious how it related to Hamlet.
Genre: fiction play
Length: 127 pages
Setting: the story of Hamlet
Summary: Short version: The actions of the characters Rosencrantz and Guildenstern outside of what is seen in Hamlet Continue reading
This is the latest publication from Annorlunda Press, a small press that focuses on stories that entertain and make you think. I received a review copy of the book, but all my opinions are my own.
Published: Today! May, 2019
Genre: science fiction mystery
Length: 85 pages
Setting: a ship in the melted Arctic, near future
Summary: Short version: Harme has to figure out who murdered Kurata on his ship Continue reading
I saw this book discussed on a Modern Mrs. Darcy post as a book about books, one of my favorite subgenres. I picked it up now to attempt to fill my number row for my Alphabet Reading Challenge (it’s a new category Mr. Curiosity created this year). Sadly, it was much too quick a read for me (I read it in an afternoon) to feel good about counting. I’ll have to find another number book.
Genre: nonfiction correspondence
Length: 97 pages
Setting: New York City and London, 1949-1969
Summary: Short version: Correspondence about books and life Continue reading
This was a Pulitzer Prize winner I chose to fill in a hole in my published year reading list. Too bad I forgot the Pulitzer is given out for a book published in the previous year.
Length: 164 pages
Setting: a generic farm during the Depression
Summary: Short version: Life on a farm during the Depression and Dust Bowl Continue reading
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: 2019 (it comes out today!)
Genre: historical fiction novella
Length: 134 pages
Setting: Victorian England, probably the mid-1800s
Summary: Short version: The story of Lewis Carroll and Alice Liddell Continue reading