Book Review: The Song of Achilles, Madeline Miller

Book Review: The Song of Achilles, Madeline Miller Fantasy: The Song of Achilles, Madeline Miller This book is titled, The Song of Achilles, but the main protagonist is the singer of that song, Patroclus. Patroclus does not figure prominently in the original myths, but Achilles’ grief at his demise provides the motivation for Achilles to […]

Book Review: The Bear and the Nightingale, Katherine Arden

Book Review: The Bear and the Nightingale, Winternight Trilogy Book 1, Katherine Arden Historical Fantasy: The Bear and the Nightingale, Winternight Trilogy Book 1, Katherine Arden I came back to The Bear and the Nightingale after reading the third book of the trilogy, The Winter of the Witch, for several reasons. I fell in love […]

Book Review: The Unkindest Tide, Seanan McGuire

Book Review: The Unkindest Tide, October Daye #13, Seanan McGuire Fantasy: The Unkindest Tide, October Daye #13, Seanan McGuire   “My family tree has a lot of thorns, and a tendency to draw blood.”   This dry observation from protagonist October “Toby” Daye could describe key plot elements of almost any of the now thirteen […]

Book Review: The Winter of the Witch, Katherine Arden

Book Review: The Winter of the Witch, Book 3 Winternight Trilogy, Katherine Arden – Blog Tour: October 7, 2019 Fantasy: The Winter of the Witch, Book 3 Winternight Trilogy, Katherine Arden I try not to read series out of order, but the invitation to participate in a blog tour for a book that was already on […]

Book Review: Little Siberia, Antti Tuomainen

Book Review: Little Siberia, Antti Tuomainen — Blog Tour: October 2, 2019 Mystery: Little Siberia, Antti Tuomainen I received an electronic advanced readers copy of Little Siberia so that I could participate in the blog tour promoting its release on October 17, 2019. Everything about the book appealed to me: a mystery, set in Finland, […]

Recipe & Review: Teatime with Diana Bishop, All Souls Trilogy, Deborah Harkness

Recipe & Review: Teatime with Diana Bishop, All Souls Trilogy, Deborah Harkness All Souls Trilogy: A Discovery of Witches, Shadow of Night, The Book of Life   Fantasy Series: All Souls Trilogy, Deborah Harkness Hopefully in the books you read, you will find characters that you can relate to as well as others you love.  […]

Book Review: The Tale Teller, Anne Hillerman

Book Review: The Tale Teller, Anne Hillerman Mystery: The Tale Teller, Anne Hillerman Anne Hillerman’s The Tale Teller returns to the Dinetah and to the beloved characters who populate her books (and her father’s books before her). Retired police detective Joe Leaphorn still takes on consultations that interest him as a private detective. When the […]

Book Review: Aurora Rising, Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

Book Review: Aurora Rising, Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff Fiction: Aurora Rising, Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff wrote the international bestselling young adult series, The Illuminae Files. Now they have collaborated on what appears to be the start of a new series, Aurora Cycle. In Aurora Rising, Tyler Jones is […]

Book Review: Love and Other Consolation Prizes, Jamie Ford

Book Review: Love and Other Consolation Prizes, Jamie Ford Book Review: Love and Other Consolation Prizes, Jamie Ford   I went into this novel with no previous information, only knowing that the author Jamie Ford would be visiting my hometown next month (Schlow Library, State College, PA, September 21, 2019). I came away with the […]