Sunday, September 30, 2018
Saturday, September 29, 2018
Friday, September 28, 2018
Thursday, September 27, 2018
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
“We know of your coming, Willow Grey, but think you do not know enough of yourself.”
“I’m not interested in double-talk,” she said, “I am here to take back Barrowdwell from your mistress.”
It laughed, “None have ever come here with such seeming arrogance and foolishness, we shall give you that much. We might even inscribe some passing flattery on the stone you are buried under.”
(from All Things True by Greg James)
9*/10. The complete review is here.
Monday, September 24, 2018
Sunday, September 23, 2018
Saturday, September 22, 2018
Well, technically, I suppose the picture can apply to published authors as well. But indie authors are easier to talk to, and frankly. if you go out and angrily buy a second book by them, they're happy whether you agree or disagree with them.
Friday, September 21, 2018
“Let’s see,” Teresa said in a chipper tone of voice as she assumed a plastic smile. “We need to find food, but we can’t disrupt the Prime Continuum, and since we’re in a castle under siege, we’ll be lucky to steal a few potatoes.”
“No potatoes yet,” Gabriel’s mouth watered at the thought of a big baked potato with melted cheddar cheese and sour cream. “Potatoes come from Peru. They don’t end up in Europe until the 1700’s.”
“Thank you, Mr. History.”
(Note: They were in France in 1203 AD at this point in time.)
(from The Sword of Unmaking by G.L. Breedon)
7½*/10. The full review is here.
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Monday, September 17, 2018
When he looked up, he saw – with a sudden shock – that Agent Pendergast was seated in the lone chair across from the tiny desk. D’Agosta had neither seen nor heard him come in.
“Jasus!” D’Agosta said, taking a deep breath to recover from the surprise. “You just love creeping up on people, don’t you?”
“I admit to finding it amusing. Most people are about as aware of their surroundings as a sea cucumber.”
“Thanks, I appreciate that.”
(from Blue Labyrinth by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child)
8½*/10. The complete review is here.
Sunday, September 16, 2018
Saturday, September 15, 2018
Friday, September 14, 2018
Thursday, September 13, 2018
“You have no lady-in-waiting?”
She waved dismissively at the question, before condescendingly answering. “They are cumbersome things at my age: hoping for love, comparing knights and nobles. What do they know of the harshness of life? The frailties of men? We risk our lives on childbed so men could boast their sons. But even our young do not listen to us.”
(from Pride and Honour by Nathaniel Burns)
5½*/10. The complete review is here.
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
I remember the first time I rode a bicycle by myself. I was probably five or six years old, and was using my older sister's bike, a big black, clunky thing.
I was on a slight downhill slope, so I didn't need to pedal. It was a girl's bike, so I knew I could easily jump off the pedals and onto the ground to stop myself anytime.
The thrill of moving without walking/running was utter ecstasy, and has lasted an entire lifetime.
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Monday, September 10, 2018
Sunday, September 09, 2018
Saturday, September 08, 2018
Friday, September 07, 2018
He behaved like a man torn from the cover of some steamy romance novel: the charming rogue, the passionate pirate who would, come morning, take his ship to sea for God, Queen, and Country. Of course, usually, sometime before morning, the women would realize that under the smooth, gin-painted exterior was a guy who sniffed his shorts to check their wearability. But for a moment, for them and for him, he had been cool. Sleazy, but cool.
(from Island of the Sequined Love Nun by Christopher Moore)
8*/10. The complete review is here.
Thursday, September 06, 2018
Wednesday, September 05, 2018
Tuesday, September 04, 2018
Monday, September 03, 2018
Happy Labor Day! Power to all the working people out there!
Being semi-retired, technically I no longer get holidays. My three-day work-week remains three days.
Of course, the other way to look at it is to say that I get two or three holidays EVERY work-week.