Tidings from the Crew – the power (Naomi Alderman) – the keep or keelhaul edition!

Ahoy there me mateys!  Blustery winds and crazy seas are still severely limiting the time I have to read.  So here be a Tidings post with a twist!  The First Mate has been reading like a fiend.  I ordered asked him to write a review of something he recently read because I be going through … Continue reading Tidings from the Crew – the power (Naomi Alderman) – the keep or keelhaul edition!

On the Horizon – mexican gothic (Silvia Moreno-Garcia)

Ahoy there me mateys!  I received this gothic horror eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  So here be me honest musings . . . mexican gothic (Silvia Moreno-Garcia) Title: mexican gothic Author: Silvia Moreno-Garcia Publisher: Random House Publishing Group – Ballantine Del Ray Publication Date: TODAY!!! (hardcover/e-book) ISBN: 978-0525620785 Source:  NetGalley This be … Continue reading On the Horizon – mexican gothic (Silvia Moreno-Garcia)

Second Reflections – the steerswoman & the outskirter’s secret (Rosemary Kirstein)

Ahoy there mateys!  A long while back in 2017, Matey Sarah @ brainfluff reminded me that these books existed.  I had read them and owned them in an omnibus form.  I have no idea where I got this omnibus but both books were five stars reads.  What I never knew was that there were two … Continue reading Second Reflections – the steerswoman & the outskirter’s secret (Rosemary Kirstein)

The Captain’s Log – the order of the pure moon reflected in water (Zen Cho)

Ahoy there me mateys!  I was interested in this novella as soon as I heard about it.  It was described as a martial arts story involving bandits and a young nun.  I requested an eArc immediately but was denied ::sob::.  Then Matey Tammy @ books,bones,andbuffy was nice enough to send me an extra copy ::cheer!::.  … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – the order of the pure moon reflected in water (Zen Cho)

The Captain’s Log – bury the dead (Ann Leckie) – Short Short Story

Ahoy there me mateys!  It's been a long while since I read anything by this author and I was reminded about this free short story (4 pages) and so thought I would give it a whirl.  Is yer Thanksgiving full of family drama?  Read this and see how much subtext and characterization ye can get … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – bury the dead (Ann Leckie) – Short Short Story

Shiver Me Timbers! NetGalley Rejections! Part Thirteen

Ahoy there me mateys!  With more NetGalley rejections piling up, I had a hankering to do another one of these posts.  For those scalawags new to the crew, me blog started in January 2016.  It originally took several months for me to learn about NetGalley and then attempt to use it.  In fact, my first … Continue reading Shiver Me Timbers! NetGalley Rejections! Part Thirteen

Off the Charts and On the Horizon – cactus jack (Brad Smith)

Ahoy there me mateys!  I received an eArc of this contemporary novel through Edelweiss in exchange for me honest musings.  Though this log’s focus is on sci-fi, fantasy, and young adult, this Captain does have broader reading tastes. So occasionally I will share some novels that I enjoyed that are off the charts (a non … Continue reading Off the Charts and On the Horizon – cactus jack (Brad Smith)

The Captain’s Log – made things (Adrian Tchaikovsky)

Ahoy there mateys!  This author's work is fairly new to me but I am really enjoying it so far.  It seems that the author writes in a variety of styles with a variety of subjects.  The first sci-fi novella was walking to aldebaran which was definitely unusual but made me laugh.  The second, a novel … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – made things (Adrian Tchaikovsky)