Category Archives: Reading

Author Chat: Interview with Patrick Donovan about The Ledberg Runestone

I'm a big urban fantasy fan, and earlier this year I read The Ledberg Runestone by Patrick Donovan, the first in a new urban fantasy series about a snarky, morally questionable, but ultimately lovable, shaman named Jonah. The book was great, and it's a series I'm looking forward to continuing! The author has taken the time to answer some questions about his new series, and I'm excited to share...
 

Book Review: Argonauts by Kevin Kneupper

When Jason's father dies, he's finally give the opportunity he's always wanted and is recruited to be an Argonaut for the Argo Corporation. Medea just wants to help people through genomancy, but she gets involuntarily dragged on a mission despite not being a warrior. When Jason's very first mission---retrieve some data called the "Golden Fleece" that was stolen by another Corporation---turns out...
 

Book Review: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Scientist Victor Frankenstein creates a being and gives him life, only to realize he's made a horrifying mistake in doing so. He abandons the monster he's created but can't seem to escape the effects of his actions. Meanwhile, the monster suffers in isolation and decides to find his maker and make a request of...
 

Book Review: Inheritance (Dominion Book 1) by Lissa Kasey

Between a vampire lover, a fear of commitment, anxiety, bullying (for being the first male witch allowed to take magic classes), possible stalkers, and a controlling mother demanding a granddaughter and willing to do whatever it takes to get one, Seiran has his hands full. But then a serial killer starts targeting people close to vampires, and Seiran might be next---that is, if he's not burned at...
 

Bookish Musings: Top 5 Strangest Book Reviews I’ve Written (2)

So it turns out these posts are a lot of fun. When I posted the first one of these strangest reviews posts, I was worried you all wouldn't enjoy it, but you did! And I enjoyed it too! So here are five more strange book reviews from yours truly...
 

Book Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, & Jack Thorne

It's not easy being Harry Potter's son, at least not for Albus, who doesn't fit the mold everyone was expecting him too. But it's not easy being Harry Potter either, nor is it easy being a father. When dark magic may be lurking once again, friends, family, and old enemies will have to figure out how to unite and work...
 

Cover Characteristics: Book Covers featuring Ships

Fun fact about me: I hate boats. And ships. And canoes. Ok, to be fair, I've never actually been in a canoe, but I'm 99.9% sure I would hate them. I have been on some cruises, and I didn't hate those, but cruises are a special exception because they're basically floating towns with neverending food. Anyway, unless there's ever a zombie apocalypse and the zombies can't swim, I will choose land...
 

Book Review: Lonely Shore (Chaos Station Book 2) by Jenn Burke & Kelly Jensen

The attacks by the Agrius are getting more frequent and complicating life for the Chaos, but so are Zander's Zoning incidents. As the side effects from Zander's experimental training as a super soldier get worse, the crew of the Chaos decides they have to do something to try and help him, even if it means another member of the crew must risk happiness to do...
 

Bookish Musings: Why I Almost Never Give 1-Star Ratings

Somewhere amidst the various rating crises I've had since I started blogging, I realized that I rarely give 1-star ratings to books. Seriously, out of the 550+ books I've read since I starting rating books, I've only given a 1-star rating to 12 of them. That really doesn't seem like a lot. Then again, maybe that's normal and everyone gives very few 1-star ratings. What do I know? But I...
 

Book Review: Unbury Carol by Josh Malerman

Carol has a condition that sometimes puts her into a coma-like state that makes her appear dead, except she can still hear everything going on around her. When her best friend dies and she falls into the coma, her husband, thinking he's the last person left who knows, pretends she dead and enacts his plan to finally get rid of her. Except he forgot about James, her ex-lover, and the one other...