Book Review: Storm Shelter, J.L. Delozier

Book Review: Storm Shelter, Persephone Smith series, J.L. Delozier Mystery & Thriller: Storm Shelter, J.L. Delozier Storm Shelter is a prequel novel to J.L. Delozier’s debut thriller, Type and Cross. Protagonist Persephone “Seph” Smith is a psychologist with the V.A. She also gets deployed during emergencies to crisis areas. A pending hurricane sends her from her home […]

Book Series Review: MaddAddam Trilogy, Margaret Atwood

Book Series Review: MaddAddam Trilogy, Margaret Atwood Book Series Review: MaddAddam Trilogy, Margaret Atwood MaddAddam Trilogy: Oryx and Crake, The Year of the Flood, MaddAddam   What can be said about Margaret Atwood that has not already been said? Winner of the Booker Prize, perennial finalist for the Nobel Prize for Literature, author of poetry, fiction, non-fiction. […]

Book Review: The Dispatcher, John Scalzi

Book Review: The Dispatcher, John Scalzi SciFi Mystery: The Dispatcher, John Scalzi   Part fantasy, part science fiction, part mystery, and all Scalzi. The Dispatcher is set in a near future when the rules of death have changed. People no longer die violently. For reasons no one understands, with no warning or preparation, violent death just stopped. […]

Book Review: Metatropolis, Edited by John Scalzi

Book Review: Metatropolis, Edited by John Scalzi Science Fiction: Metatropolis, Edited by John Scalzi   Imagine a future where cities are built on the remnants of the cities we know. Portland/Seattle/Vancouver have merged to become “Cascadia.” These meta cities transcend national boundaries and have cultures, alliances, and citizenships of their own, sometimes coming at the expense of […]

Book Review: In the Shadow of the Banyan, Vaddey Ratner

Book Review: In the Shadow of the Banyan, Vaddey Ratner   Historical Fiction: In the Shadow of the Banyan, Vaddey Ratner In the Shadow of the Banyan is a beautiful, haunting, exquisite story that will live in my heart for a long, long time. “War entered my childhood world not with the blasts of rockets and bombs […]

Book Review: Everything Happens for a Reason and Other Lies I’ve Loved, Kate Bowler

Book Review: Everything Happens for a Reason and Other Lies I’ve Loved, Kate Bowler Nonfiction: Everything Happens for a Reason and Other Lies I’ve Loved, Kate Bowler   You’ve heard someone say this to you, usually in a dark and difficult time. “Everything happens for a reason.” You may have said it to people. As someone who […]

Author Spotlight: Richard Bach

Author Spotlight: Richard Bach Happy Birthday, Richard Bach, June 23 Quote: Richard Bach, “Fly free and happy beyond birthdays and across forever, and we’ll meet now and then when we wish, in the midst of the one celebration that never can end.”     Richard Bach’s best known work is without a doubt Jonathan Livingston […]