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Getting all gushy about Diana Gabaldon and the latest Outlander book…
Fluffy Summer Travel Reads / Highly Recommended / Historical Fiction / Part of a Series

Getting all gushy about Diana Gabaldon and the latest Outlander book…

This is not a review exactly, since I don’t like to write reviews mid-series. Instead I’m just going to gush. Diana Gabaldon’s books are amazing. They are so long and involved, you feel like you know these characters intimately.  She writes with a level of detail that makes you feel you’re right there. It’s the … Continue reading

The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker
Fantasy / First Novels / Highly Recommended / Historical Fiction / New to Me Author

The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker

This book worked on so many different levels. It’s a great example of fantasy that transcends the genre, ultimately telling a story of immigrants in turn of the century New York who are struggling to fit in. It’s a book that moves at its own pace, winding through its characters’ day to day lives rather … Continue reading

Reading in the News: Outlander, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Neil Gaiman and the Nook
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Reading in the News: Outlander, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Neil Gaiman and the Nook

While I’m finishing some reviews, here are some bookish news items seen recently: Outlander the TV show: I am all about the new Outlander cable TV show. Diana Gabaldon is heavily involved in every aspect of production, and it’s being made by Ronald Moore, the guy who made Battlestar Galactica. Moore and Gabaldon have given … Continue reading

Review of Child of a Hidden Sea by A.M. Dellamonica
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Review of Child of a Hidden Sea by A.M. Dellamonica

I had mixed feelings about this book, but I’ll start by saying it was a perfect beach read and a fun adventure/fantasy story. The downside for me was that I found the writing style distracting, and the main character a little annoying at times. But I think other readers might react differently and really enjoy … Continue reading