Ahoy there mateys! Though the first mate and I have very different reading tastes, occasionally we do recommend books to each other. Books the first mate introduced to me included xom-b, holes, and the perks of being a wallflower. Here I take a second look at a previously enjoyed novel and give me crew me … Continue reading Second Reflections with Tidings from the Crew – moby dick (Herman Melville)
Ahoy there mateys! This be the second book of the year from me 20 in 2020 ports for plunder list. This was a fast read but extremely unsatisfying. I really don't get how people think this is good. Now to be fair, the premise sounds awesome. The story follows Olive who is the last in … Continue reading Walk the Plank – the ugly princess (Henderson Smith) – a 20 in 2020 book and unpopular opinion!
Ahoy there mateys! Not so long ago I read Heinlein's stranger in a strange land. It was me first "adult" Heinlein novel and it made me rant and get grumpy. I wasn't sure I ever wanted to read a Heinlein again. But back in the day, I had read his "juveniles" and had fuzzy memories … Continue reading Second Reflections – have spacesuit – will travel (Robert A. Heinlein)
Ahoy there me mateys! I adored station eleven and the singer's gun so much that I got a hold of this book without knowing anything about it other than the author and title. This is a lovely literary book with just a touch of the supernatural and a touch of murder mystery. Ultimately though, the … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – the glass hotel (Emily St. John Mandel)
Ahoy there me mateys! For those of ye who are new to me log, a word: though this log’s focus is on sci-fi, fantasy, and young adult, this Captain does have broader reading tastes. Occasionally I will share some novels that I enjoyed that are off the charts (a non sci-fi, fantasy, or young adult … Continue reading Off the Charts with Tidings from the Crew – the alienist (Caleb Carr)
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 Twelve
Ahoy there me mateys! I received this sci-fi eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. So here be me honest musings . . . the last human (Zack Jordan) Title: the last human Author: Zack Jordan Publisher: Random House Publishing Group – Ballantine Publication Date: TODAY! (hardback/e-book) ISBN: 978-0451499813 Source: NetGalley I was … Continue reading Abandoned Ship On the Horizon – the last human (Zack Jordan)