Anatomy of a Soldier Harry Parker In “Anatomy of a Soldier,” the wounding and subsequent rehabilitation of British soldier Captain Tom Barnes is told, in non-chronological order, from the perspective of the objects that come into contact with him, from the IED that rips off his legs to the prosthetics that he is eventually fitted […]Read more "“Anatomy of a Soldier” by Harry Parker"
Queen of Spades Michael Shou-Yung Shum What a cracking tale! As soon as I saw the title, I knew I had to read it. Although “Queen of Spades” isn’t my favorite of Pushkin’s stories–that honor goes to his “Little Tragedies”–it’s certainly a classic for a reason. This version, set in a casino in Snoqualmie in […]Read more "“Queen of Spades” by Michael Shou-Yung Shum"
Can You Keep a Secret? Sophie Kinsella The Shopaholic series was a guilty pleasure of mine last year, and was just the thing to read while, e.g., sitting in the vet’s office when my dog was terribly ill (he’s okay now, thanks for asking), so I approached “Can You Keep a Secret” with both interest […]Read more "“Can You Keep a Secret?” by Sophie Kinsella"
Virtual FantasyCon 2017! That’s right, Virtual FantasyCon 2017 is here! The Reader’s Corner Page is here My personal Facebook “booth” is here–come by for some pictures of exotic animals, like Akhal-Tekes! Now, we could admire pictures of beautiful horses all day and feel perfectly satisfied, but to make things even better, I’m making all four […]Read more "Virtual FantasyCon 2017 is Here!"
We Shall Ne’er Be Younger: Silver Chronicles Book One Mary Ellen Woods Recently widowed Emily is looking for a boyfriend (definitely NOT a husband–been there, done that!). Recently divorced Mike is looking for, ah, some female companionship. When they are introduced at a party, sparks fly. But does their relationship have enough of a slow […]Read more "“We Shall Ne’er Be Younger” by Mary Ellen Woods"
Free books! So many free and 99c books at today’s SIAFBB event! Kicking off a weekend of free and discounted books is today’s SIAFBB Freeday the 13th event, at which you can pick up dozens of free and bargain books, including mine. Get them here. And both parts of The Breathing Sea are free all […]Read more "Freeday the 13th! Get Your Free and 99c Books Here!"
The Shattered Lens Jonathan Alpeyrie Jonathan Alpeyrie wanted to get that one great shot. Instead what he got was captivity. “The Shattered Lens” is the account of Alpeyrie’s capture by Syrian rebels and his almost three-month stint as their hostage. This is followed by his description of what his family went through trying to free […]Read more "“The Shattered Lens” by Jonathan Alpeyrie"