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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Recipe & Review: Teatime with Mary Russell, Laurie King

Recipe & Review : Teatime with Mary Russell, Laurie R. King     Mystery Series Review: Mary Russell Novels, Laurie R. King Mary Russell is the leading character in Laurie King’s mystery series that takes place between World War I through the roaring 1920s. American raised 15 year old, Mary Russell meets the retired detective Sherlock […]