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. 10 – an author advertisement
Ahoy there me mateys! I discovered this novella with the premise of "Pirates. Sharks. And a woman walking across the sea in a storm." Well a sea story always strikes me fancy and with a tagline like that I decided to give it a go. At 75 pages this was a fast and enjoyable read. … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – the wave speaker (J.S. Bangs)
Ahoy there me mateys! So as many of me crew of scalawags, seadogs, and fellow explorers knows today is Xmas (in the part of the world I am in anyways). Now as I am a Scroogey-Grinch whose only joy in this holiday is pillaging christmas baked goods, I thought I would share one of me … Continue reading Shiver me Timbers!
Sadly me mateys, it is time to abandon ship! the lost property office (James R. Hannibal) Ye see, I got this one from a local library. which of course has deadlines. Despite the short length and the adequate time before the return date, I read a little over half of the novel before the book … Continue reading Abandon Ship – the lost property office (James R. Hannibal)
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 – keeping the castle (Patrice Kindl)
Ahoy there me mateys! I am a fan of fairytale retellings and so when I saw the title and this cover: I was intrigued. It is a retelling of the 12 Dancing Princesses and I love that story. The highlights of this story were the main character, Zita and her friend Breckin, the stableboy. I … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – the thirteenth princess (Diane Zahler)
Ahoy there me mateys! As a reader I tend to have me favorite genres and authors. However I also like to experience new cultures and ideas. That is one of the best things about having this Log - I get recommendations on novels from readers all over the world. One of me more favorite things … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – if you could be mine (Sara Farizan)