Book Review: An Unkindness of Magicians, Kat Howard

Book Review: An Unkindness of Magicians, Kat Howard Fantasy: An Unkindness of Magicians, Kat Howard What if magic were broken? In Kat Howard’s novel An Unkindness of Magicians, magicians from the major houses in New York are competing, sometimes to the death, to become the leaders of the Unseen. Magic and magicians exist largely unseen and unnoticed […]

Book Review: Trail of Lightning, Rebecca Roanhorse

Book Review: Trail of Lightning, Rebecca Roanhorse Fantasy: Trail of Lightning, Rebecca Roanhorse Southwest tribes are known for their traditional weaving skills. I have no idea whether Rebecca Roanhorse can whip out a rug or a blanket on a loom, but when it comes to weaving together Navajo folklore, dystopian sci fi, and kickass adventure, her creation belongs […]

Book Review: A Book Without Dragons, Olivia Berrier

Book Review: A Book Without Dragons, Olivia Berrier Science Fiction: A Book Without Dragons, Olivia Berrier The year is 2054, and the world is falling apart. All technology has become dependent upon the “Unitime” satellites. Clocks, GPS, cell phones, the Internet, even the thermometers in smart coffee cups rely on the Unitime satellites for their accuracy and coordination. […]

Book Review: There There, Tommy Orange

Book Review: There There, Tommy Orange Fiction: Book Review: There There, Tommy Orange   I have never read anything like There There before, and I am not the same person I was before reading it. There There is breathtaking. Shattering. Compelling. Devastating. Tommy Orange rips into American life with a ferocity built through centuries of oppression. I am […]

Booklist: Beach Reads for Kids, Shared Reading with Children

Booklist: Beach Reads for Kids, Shared Reading with Children Booklist: Beach Reads for Kids, Shared Reading with Children Planning a trip to the beach with your family? Be sure to pack a few of these beach read books for the day. Beach reads are typically those books from your to be read pile that you […]

Quote: One benefit of Summer was that each day we had more light to read by.

Quote: One benefit of Summer was that each day we had more light to read by. Jeannette Walls, The Glass Castle Quote: One benefit of Summer was that each day we had more light to read by. Jeannette Walls, The Glass Castle For summer reads, also see Booklist: Fun Summer Reads Booklist: LOL Books to Laugh Out […]

Book Review: Mutants: On Genetic Variety and the Human Body, Armand Marie Leroi

Book Review: Mutants: On Genetic Variety and the Human Body, Armand Marie Leroi Nonfiction Science: Mutants: On Genetic Variety and the Human Body, Armand Marie Leroi   Mutants is probably not your first choice for a beach read unless you are a geneticist or medical professional. It is a fascinating book. It is educational both for its […]

Book Review: Violent Outbursts, Thaddeus Rutkowski

Book Review: Violent Outbursts, Thaddeus Rutkowski Nonfiction Essay Collection: Violent Outbursts, Thaddeus Rutkowski I love reading authors who live and write in the margins. Don’t get me wrong. I’m down for a Patterson or Baldacci or Grisham any day of the week. But the authors and books that excite me are those that open a new door, […]