Review: The Lays of Marie de France

The Lays of Marie de France by Marie de France My rating: 5 of 5 stars The Lays of Marie de France are a series of twelve short lays (narrative poems) in Old French. I read this translation as a library ebook, but it turns out that it is also available under a Creative CommonsContinue reading “Review: The Lays of Marie de France”

Review: Julian Comstock: A Story of 22nd-Century America (repost from GoodReads 2017)

Julian Comstock: A Story of 22nd-Century America by Robert Charles Wilson My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is a great adventure story – funny, dramatic, and bittersweet – and my favorite SF novel that I’ve read this year. The old-fashioned tone is completely convincing and switches easily between humorous moments and serious ones. TheContinue reading “Review: Julian Comstock: A Story of 22nd-Century America (repost from GoodReads 2017)”

Review: 2312 (repost from 2016 on GoodReads)

2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson My rating: 5 of 5 stars 2312 is a future history in which new habitats have been created throughout our solar system, on Mercury, Venus, Mars, several of Jupiter’s moons, Saturn and its moons, and inside many asteroids. Much of the plot revolves around the mystery of a series ofContinue reading “Review: 2312 (repost from 2016 on GoodReads)”

Review: Doomsday Book (repost from 2016 on GoodReads)

Doomsday Book by Connie Willis My rating: 4 of 5 stars I found out about this book when GoodReads recommended it after I added To Say Nothing of the Dog. I hadn’t realized it was part of a series. Doomsday Book is the first book in Connie Willis’s Oxford Time Travel series, which is aboutContinue reading “Review: Doomsday Book (repost from 2016 on GoodReads)”

Review: The Obelisk Gate

The Obelisk Gate by N.K. Jemisin My rating: 4 of 5 stars  Synopsis from GoodReads: This is the way the world ends… for the last time. The season of endings grows darker as civilization fades into the long cold night. Alabaster Tenring – madman, world-crusher, savior – has returned with a mission: to train his successor,Continue reading “Review: The Obelisk Gate”

Bout of Books: Master Post (updated)

I signed up on GoodReads The  Obelisk Gate by NK Jemisin (The Broken Earth Trilogy #2) 87-100% (ebook) The Lais of Marie de France translated by David Slavitt – pages 219-327 finished! (page numbers on phone) (ebook) Hyperion by Dan Simmons (Hyperion Cantos, #1) 482 pgs (ebook) I’m not sure if I will finish: The Diamond Age: Or, A Young Lady’sContinue reading “Bout of Books: Master Post (updated)”

Great Series Read Project!

This is my list for the Great Series Read Project started by Caitlin at Realms of My Mind. Starred books are on the group bookshelf for one of my GoodReads groups. Struck through titles have been read already; some of them will be reread but I’m not sure which ones.   Most of these I haven’t evenContinue reading “Great Series Read Project!”

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Loved but Never Reviewed

I will probably review all of these eventually, but for now, I have included the blurbs (mostly from GoodReads)     Tolkien & the Great War “To be caught in youth by 1914 was no less hideous an experience than in 1939 . . . by 1918 all but one of my close friends were dead.” So J.R.R.Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Loved but Never Reviewed”

Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon Closing Survey

How would you assess your reading overall? I read a lot more than I expected! I got a bingo (3 across). I commented in the GoodReads group too. Did you have a strategy, and if so, did you stick to it?  I had two books planned:  The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo  Haroun & the Sea of Stories (reread) byContinue reading “Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon Closing Survey”


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