Blog Tour: The Dance of the Snow Tractors, Siena

Book Review: The Dance of the Snow Tractors, Siena and Illustrated by Shannon Wilvers   Picture Book Preschool: The Dance of the Snow Tractors, Siena and Illustrated by Shannon Wilvers   Siena, who lives in Canada, shares her story of how she spends a day after a large snowfall. The highlight of her day is […]

Book Review: Final Girls, Mira Grant

Book Review: Final Girls, Mira Grant   Science Fiction/Horror: Final Girls, Mira Grant   Mira Grant is the sci-fi/horror counterpart of fantasy writer Seanan McGuire. She has given us a pandemic that created (essentially) zombies, “mermaids” that are not lovely but do like to eat people, and now a virtual reality hellscape.   Esther Hoffman […]

Blog Tour: Cold as Hell, Lilja Sigurðardóttir

Book Review: Cold as Hell, An Áróra Investigation Book 1, Lilja Sigurðardóttir, translated by Quentin Bates   Mystery: Cold as Hell, An Áróra Investigation Book 1, Lilja Sigurðardóttir, translated by Quentin Bates Blog Tour October 11, 2021   Áróra was born in Iceland, daughter of an Icelandic father and an English mother. Raised in both countries, she […]

Book Review: The Refrigerator Monologues, Catherynne M. Valente

Book Review: The Refrigerator Monologues, Catherynne M. Valente   Fantasy: The Refrigerator Monologues, Catherynne M. Valente   Sometimes I pick up a novella to give myself a break from the thick volumes that I so often read. There’s something satisfying about a book that can be read completely in just an hour or two. Get […]

Book Review: Iced in Paradise, Naomi Hirahara

Book Review: Iced in Paradise, Leilani Santiago Book 1, Naomi Hirahara   Book Review: Iced in Paradise, Leilani Santiago Book 1, Naomi Hirahara   We have never been to Hawai’i. I’m sure there are some terrific bookstores on the islands, so when Scintilla strikes it rich and we can fly around the world on the expense account, […]

Book Review: Feral Creatures, Kira Jane Buxton

Book Review: Feral Creatures, Kira Jane Buxton   Science Fiction/Fantasy: Feral Creatures, Kira Jane Buxton   Ah, nicknames. Sometimes they are ironic–a large man being called “Tiny,” a fast runner being called “Slowpoke.” Sometimes they are complimentary–a smart woman being “Computer” or a dependable friend being called “Rock.” Sometimes they are affectionate: “Baby,” “Honey,” “Bubba.” […]