Tag Archives: group reads

Tour Guide for the Silent Tower

Thank you to everyone who voted in my poll to help me decide what novel to recommend as a Member’s Choice selection next month at the GoodReads SciFi & Fantasy Book Club.  Despite a tie in the poll, several members … Continue reading

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Help Wanted: What to Read/Recommend in July

I received the honor of selecting the Member’s Choice reading selection for July 2012 at the GoodReads Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club.  I reviewed the bookshelf of read books for the club (over a hundred since January 2008) and … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Terror by Simmons (4 Stars)

The Terror by Dan Simmons 4 of 5 stars Read in Feb/Mar 2012 I read The Terror as part of a group read at the Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club at GoodReads during the month of February. I participated … Continue reading

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Book Review: Archangel by Shinn

Archangel by Sharon Shinn My rating: 4 of 5 stars Beyond Reality February 2012 Science Fiction Selection The protagonist, Rachel, grabbed me immediately. Not only was she a superb vocalist, she reminded me in so many ways of my own … Continue reading

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FBR reblog: Meanwhile at the Discussion Group: March 2012

Originally posted on Far Beyond Reality:
The name of this blog was inspired by the Beyond Reality discussion group, which has been around for almost two decades and which I’ve been managing for more than half of that time. The…

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The Time Is Right For A Re-Read of WoT

What’s a WoT? (or so you might be asking yourself). A WoT is an acronym for The Wheel of Time series. I love being born in the Year of the Dragon (Chinese calendar).   It’s just cool.  And this year, I … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Poisonwood Bible by Kingsolver

The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver My rating: 4 of 5 stars I would never have read this book without the nudging of my local library. The Poisonwood Bible hit my radar via the suggested reading list for the adult … Continue reading

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Destination: Anywhere Midpoint Travelogue

I began my Destination: Anywhere journey in mid-January, transporting myself back in time and halfway across the globe, watching the Suez Canal crisis bubble and boil and heat up the cold war and the Eisenhower Administration’s efforts to avoid World … Continue reading

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Reader of the Vast Tomes

For the third day of my ‘Thirty Days of Thankfulness‘ I wish to express my appreciation of reading books.  I can’t remember of a time when I didn’t know how to read, going clear back to when I was three … Continue reading

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Book Review: To Ride Hell’s Chasm by Janny Wurts (5 stars)

I returned from Dragon*Con yesterday, after having a great visit with Janny, and realized I had not published my review of her excellent stand-alone fantasy novel To Ride Hell’s Chasm, which I read nearly two years ago (and the story … Continue reading

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