On the Horizon – in the vanishers’ palace (Aliette de Bodard)

Ahoy there me mateys!  I received this fantasy/sci-fi eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  So here be me honest musings . . . in the vanishers' palace (Aliette de Bodard) Title: in the vanishers' palace Author: Aliette de Bodard Publisher: JABberwocky Literary Agency, Inc. Publication Date: TODAY!! (paperback/e-book) ISBN: 978-1625673985 Source: NetGalley … Continue reading On the Horizon – in the vanishers’ palace (Aliette de Bodard)

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Off the Charts – another Muster of Mini-Reviews of Non-Fiction

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 – another Muster of Mini-Reviews of Non-Fiction

The Captain’s Log – first last snow (Max Gladstone) – why chronology vs. publishing order sometimes matters

Ahoy there me mateys!  So in previous times, wendy @ the biliosanctum set me on a series of adventures that led to me reading the first book in The Craft Sequence, three parts dead.  I absolutely loved it.  This is a review that talks about the fourth published book in the series.  Like the others, … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – first last snow (Max Gladstone) – why chronology vs. publishing order sometimes matters

The Captain’s Log – spellslinger (Sebastien de Castell)

Ahoy there me mateys!  The crew has been readin' and reviewin' this series like crazy.  I have been meaning to check out both it and the author's work for a while.  So when I couldn't think of what to read, I thought I would take a page out of Kate @ booksaremyfavouriteandbest's tips and use … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – spellslinger (Sebastien de Castell)

The Captain’s Log – the speed of dark (Elizabeth Moon)

Ahoy there me mateys!  After reading the vatta's war and the vatta's peace series, I wanted to check out one of her standalone novels.  Apparently this one won the Nebula Award for Best Novel in 2003.  I can certainly see why.  This novel was heart-warming, thought-provoking, and superb. Set in our close future, genetic testing … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – the speed of dark (Elizabeth Moon)

Second Reflections with Tidings from the Crew – the mouse and the motorcycle (Beverly Cleary)

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 – the mouse and the motorcycle (Beverly Cleary)