Category Archives: New Releases

Best Novel Nominees Reading Update

Yesterday I finished the fourth Best Novel (2016 Hugo Awards) nominee out of five.  Butcher’s Aeronaut’s Windlass surprised me.  I’ve previously read selections from his Dresden Files and from the Codex Alera series, but this novel, the first in his … Continue reading

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Reading the Best Novel Hugo Nominees for 2016

For the last few years, I’ve paid a supporting membership in Worldcon so that I could nominate and vote in the Hugo Awards.  This year, I actually get to attend Worldcon, since it’s hosted in Kansas City, Missouri this August.   … Continue reading

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Book Review: American Tumbleweeds by Elva (4 stars)

Excellent book review posted on my uncle’s blog: Book Review: American Tumbleweeds by Marta Elva Four Stars “Tragedy of condemning children to the consequences of their parents’ deeds.” Compelling and heart breaking. An already-fragile family rips apart in the border-straddling … Continue reading

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The Dark Side Slumbers or Stumbles

Like many other Star Wars fans, I was seduced into a dark movie theater this past weekend to watch Star Wars: The Force Awakens.  My husband and father accompanied me to the show.   But all was not unicorns and rainbows … Continue reading

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Living in the Spirit GoodReads Giveaway!

Source: Book Giveaway! My uncle’s study of Romans entitled Living in the Spirit has a GoodReads Giveaway through January 16, 2016. Enter today for your chance to win one of ten (10) copies to be given away.

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Year 51 Day 1

Yep. It’ my birthday. I have a busy weekend planned and took Monday off to recover. *** Today (Friday) I’m off over lunch to my First Friday book club at the Westport Branch of the Kansas City Public Library.  This … Continue reading

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Book Review: Clash of Eagles by Smale (3.5 stars)

Clash of Eagles by Alan Smale 3.5 to 4 stars Good but not great. As other reviewer(s) have noted, this ends up being a one-man show almost exclusively – Marcellinus, the Praetor of the XXXIII Legion, marching west across the … Continue reading

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