Reading the 2021 Women’s Prize Longlist – Mini-Reviews

A few months ago I posted about the 2021 Women’s Prize longlist.  At the time I had only read two of the books, Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi and The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett (both excellent). Since then I’ve read four more of the books from the longlist: Piranesi, Luster, How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps…

My 20 Books of Summer

I’ve generally been avoiding reading lists lately, except for this one. I love everything about summer, including thinking about what I want to read. Cathy’s 20 Books of Summer challenge is simple — it’s just a list of 20 books we plan to read over the next three months. This is coming in a bit…

The 2021 Nebula and Hugo Finalists for Science Fiction and Fantasy

The finalists for this year’s Nebula Award were announced on March 15, 2021.  The Nebula Awards are voted on by members of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America which, according to its website, has over 1,500 members. I’ve read four of the six Nebula finalists for best novel, and I started but didn’t finish…

My April Reading Wrap-up

April was a pretty good month, with a job change for my husband, our first visit from family in over a year, and my first vaccination.  A friend invited me to join a group of women who are walking/running an informal half-marathon in mid-May. I’ve “stepped” up my daily walks to 3-4 miles and treated myself…

My March Reading Wrap-Up

March was a busy month, between increases in responsibility at work, celebrating my husband’s birthday, and planning for life post-vaccination.  A number of my family are now fully vaccinated, which is a huge relief, though I’m still waiting. I’ve also been thinking about ways to update my blog and I’m trying out a new book-tracking…

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