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Book Review: Terms of Enlistment by Marko Kloos

I bought this book, sight unseen, after hearing some Twitter buzz that it was being criticized for having too many strong female characters. This, of course, pissed me off enough that I immediately ordered one for myself and one to give my brother for his upcoming birthday (if you’re reading this, dear brother…um, surprise??). 327 more words

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Ed James' five favourite novels of 2014

I’ve been really bad at blogging last year. Too much writing and editing. One of my New Year’s resolutions is to blog more. So, here we go – I’ll have my review of 2014 coming up later in the week sandwiched with this and some big news (if you’re on the mailing list, you’re going to get it today). 802 more words


Short Story Sunday: Tor.com's 2014 Best of List

For the first Short Story Sunday of this year, I’m going to share a whole list of short stories, novelettes, and novellas. This past week Tor.com released a list of its… 111 more words

Short Story Sunday

Saturday Morning Cartoons for January 10th

Just in time for coffee and donuts.  :)

We kick off the first edition of 2015 with a sorta/kinda/quasi- spoiler from Dragon Age: Inquisition.  I’m not going to ruin it for you- especially if you haven’t played the game yet- but if you want to see it follow the link.  163 more words


John Scalzi Strikes Again

Last night the Internetz got a much needed self-deprecating dose of humor from someone who’s real good at it.

Well, ok- he had help from several like-minded conspirators who orchestrated a satirical coup of epic proportions.  57 more words



My rating is 2 out of 5 stars.

I read The Human Division a few months ago. Since I thoroughly hated it, I tried to return it to the library where I got it from, put it out of my mind, and hope that after a few days/weeks/months, I’d have a more favorable view of it in hindsight. 830 more words

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Stacking the Shelves - January 5th

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly feature brought to you by Tynga’s Reviews. While I don’t plan on doing these every week, with the holidays comes gift cards, and when you are a bookworm, that means you get a lot of gift cards to Barnes & Noble or Amazon. 99 more words