“The Woman Who Breathed Two Worlds” followed the life of Chye Hoon, a strong-willed Nyonya girl who becomes the matriarch of her mixed-heritage family in early 20th-century Malaysia. “When the Future Comes Too Soon” picks up shortly after where “The Woman Who Breathed Two Worlds” left off, with the death of Chye Hoon. Now the […]Read more "“When the Future Comes Too Soon” by Selina Siak Chin Yoke"
An enormous Jane fan, I simply couldn’t let the 200th anniversary of her death pass unnoticed. It’s a melancholy date, especially since she was taken from us so young, when she may have just been coming into her true powers as a novelist, but we can be grateful to have at least gotten the six […]Read more "Jane Austen, on the Bicentennial of her Death"
Ursula K. Le Guin has moved from the fringes of sci fi to the mainstream of literary fiction, finally garnering the respect that she deserves. This collection of essays and reviews, while in places repetitive, gives the reader some of the nuts-and-bolts of Le Guin’s thinking, and is beautifully written and often breathtakingly insightful. It […]Read more "“Words Are My Matter” by Ursula K. Le Guin"
I read many of Kelly Baker’s essays about her transition away from academia on Vitae when they first came out, so of course I had to read them all when they were published as a collection. In “Grace Period,” Baker chronicles her–frequently bitter, angry, and desperate–transition out of academia to the alt-ac world. It’s hard […]Read more "“Grace Period” by Kelly J. Baker"
In “Muse,” the seventh son of a seventh son discovers his ability to make his stories come true just a little too late, when the malevolent muse he has created in his head steps out of his head and into real life, where she soon begins wreaking havoc. Meanwhile, a young woman destined to be […]Read more "“Muse (Tales of the Silver Downs, #1)” by Kylie Quillinan"
A group of comedians, all either on their way up or on their way down, is invited to a fellow superstar comedian’s private island for a mysterious project. But the project, it turns out, is killing them. Like all good comedy, “Ten Dead Comedians” is light fare, but with a definite bite. It’s less haha-hilarious […]Read more "“Ten Dead Comedians” by Fred van Lente"
The CEO of a couture bridal company, Janey is forced by her partner/best friend to go on leave when she is photographed eating (gasp!) in public, and told she can’t return to work till she loses thirty pounds. Bored and desperate, she plunges into the world of fad diets and fitness crazes. What results is […]Read more "“Fitness Junkie” by Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza"
They’re here! The release date for The Breathing Sea, I & II, is fast approaching! July 28 is the day! And in the meantime, e-ARCs are available for those who want them! For those who haven’t read the first part of the series, The Midnight Land, TBS I & II is a continuation of the […]Read more "ARCs of The Breathing Sea Available Now!"
State Counsellor Erast Petrovich Fandorin is called to action again! Terrorists have conducted a daring murder using his identity as a disguise, and both professional duty and personal pride demand that he find them and bring them to justice. But as he goes deeper into the world of revolutionaries, collaborators, and double agents, he finds […]Read more "“The State Counsellor” by Boris Akunin"
It’s here! So many free and 99c books! Come check them out here! And swing by our Facebook event as well! I’ll be on FB at 10am EDT, and my books will be free on the main event page all day!Read more "SIAFBB’s Beach Reads–Free and 99c Books by the Dozen!"