Broadside No. 8 – an author advertisement

Hear ye hear ye me mateys!  I announce an additional broadside to me Captain’s log.  What is a broadside ye ask?  Traditionally: A broadside is the side of a ship, the battery of cannon on one side of a warship; or their coordinated fire in naval warfare. From the 16th century until the early decades … Continue reading Broadside No. 8 – an author advertisement

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On the Horizon – the imlen brat (Sarah Avery)

Ahoy there me mateys!  I received this fantasy eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  So here be me honest musings . . . the imlen brat (Sarah Avery) Title: the imlen brat Author: Sarah Avery Illustrator: Kate Baylay Publisher: Point Quay Press Publication Date: TODAY!! (e-book) ISBN: 9780997414035 Source: NetGalley Me first … Continue reading On the Horizon – the imlen brat (Sarah Avery)

Tidings from the Crew – wolf in white van (John Darnielle)

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.  He and I both read the following: wolf in white van (John Darnielle) We were talking … Continue reading Tidings from the Crew – wolf in white van (John Darnielle)

The Captain’s Log – the cogsmith’s daughter (Kate M. Colby)

Ahoy there me mateys!  This novel was a super fun read and a big ole' mess.  The beautiful cover and that fact that it was free drew me in: This is steampunk fantasy and apparently the author's debut.  I was looking for a silly book that was a quick read.  I found it but a … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – the cogsmith’s daughter (Kate M. Colby)

Sailing to the Stars – the long way to a small, angry planet (Becky Chambers)

Ahoy there me mateys!  I discovered this here space opera when perusing the 2016 Arthur C. Clarke shortlist.  It sounded awesome.  And it was. The novel is the story of a ship called the Wayfarer and its crew.  The ship is a tunneler that helps create the wormholes through space for other ships so that … Continue reading Sailing to the Stars – the long way to a small, angry planet (Becky Chambers)