The Captain’s Log – a single shard (Linda Sue Park) – a Newbery Winner!

Ahoy there me mateys!  I picked up this book because of me ongoing goal of reading all of the Newbery winners.  This novel won in 2002 and was inspired by a 13th-century Goryeo celadon vase designated as Korean National Treasure No. 68 located at the Kansong Art Museum.  It was a very enjoyable historical fiction … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – a single shard (Linda Sue Park) – a Newbery Winner!

On the Horizon – knot of shadows (Lois McMaster Bujold) – another Penric and Desdemona novella!

Ahoy there me mateys!  I received this fantasy eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  So here be me honest musings . . . Title: knot of shadows Author: Lois McMaster Bujold Publisher: Subterranean Press Publication Date: TODAY!! (hardback) ISBN: 978-1645241140 Source: NetGalley The Penric and Desdemona novellas take place in the World of … Continue reading On the Horizon – knot of shadows (Lois McMaster Bujold) – another Penric and Desdemona novella!

Tidings of the Crew – girl waits with gun (Amy Stewart)

Ahoy there mateys!  Though the First Mate and I have very different reading tastes, occasionally we do recommend books to each other.  He and I both read the following: girl waits with gun (Amy Stewart) We read and talked about the book and I enjoyed his viewpoint so I ordered asked him to write a review.  … Continue reading Tidings of the Crew – girl waits with gun (Amy Stewart)

The Captain’s Log – before the coffee gets cold (Toshikazu Kawaguchi)

Ahoy there me mateys!  This book was recommended to me by a member of the crew.  It is a Japanese work translated by Geoffrey Trousselot.  The story takes place in a café in Tokyo where urban legend says ye can go back in time.  This story follows four people who visit the café. The book … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – before the coffee gets cold (Toshikazu Kawaguchi)

On the Horizon – emily wilde’s encyclopaedia of faeries (Heather Fawcett)

Ahoy there me mateys!  I received a copy of this fantasy novel eArc from NetGalley in exchange for me honest musings . . . Title: emily wilde's encyclopaedia of faeries Author: Heather Fawcett Publisher: Random House Publishing Group - Ballantine, Del Rey Publication Date: YESTERDAY!! (hardback/e-book) ISBN: 978-0593500132 Source: NetGalley The crew has been raving about … Continue reading On the Horizon – emily wilde’s encyclopaedia of faeries (Heather Fawcett)

Off the Charts and On the Horizon – everyone in my family has killed someone (Benjamin Stevenson)

Ahoy there me mateys!  I received an eArc of this mystery through NetGalley 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 . . . … Continue reading Off the Charts and On the Horizon – everyone in my family has killed someone (Benjamin Stevenson)

Abandoned Ship On the Horizon – the keeper’s six (Kate Elliott) – unpopular opinion time!

Ahoy there me mateys!  I received this fantasy eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  So here be me honest musings . . . Title: the keeper's six Author: Kate Elliott Publisher: Tor.com Publication Date: TOMORROW!! (hardback/e-book) ISBN: 978-1250769060 Source: NetGalley This was sadly a miss for an author whose work I usually … Continue reading Abandoned Ship On the Horizon – the keeper’s six (Kate Elliott) – unpopular opinion time!

Tidings of the Crew – maybe this time (Jennifer Crusie)

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: maybe this time (Jennifer Crusie) We read and talked about the book … Continue reading Tidings of the Crew – maybe this time (Jennifer Crusie)