Second Reflections – a Muster of Mini-Reviews of YA Books

Ahoy there me mateys!   today I bring ye a muster of mini-reviews.  What be a muster? Well the Oxford English Dictionary defines it as: assemble (troops) especially for inspection or for battle; collect or assemble (a number or amount); or a group of peacocks. Here I take a second look at previously enjoyed novels from … Continue reading Second Reflections – a Muster of Mini-Reviews of YA Books

Second Reflections – the goblin emperor (Katherine Addison) & the sieve (C.A. Caskabel)

Ahoy there mateys!  I tend to get focused on the new shiny treasure.  But part of what I love about readin’ is re-visitin’ old friends.  So I created me new category where I take a second look at a previously enjoyed novel and give me crew me second reflections, as it were, upon visitin’ it … Continue reading Second Reflections – the goblin emperor (Katherine Addison) & the sieve (C.A. Caskabel)

Second Reflections – the steerswoman & the outskirter’s secret (Rosemary Kirstein)

Ahoy there mateys!  A long while back in 2017, Matey Sarah @ brainfluff reminded me that these books existed.  I had read them and owned them in an omnibus form.  I have no idea where I got this omnibus but both books were five stars reads.  What I never knew was that there were two … Continue reading Second Reflections – the steerswoman & the outskirter’s secret (Rosemary Kirstein)

Second Reflections with Tidings from the Crew – moby dick (Herman Melville)

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)

Second Reflections – have spacesuit – will travel (Robert A. Heinlein)

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)

Second Reflections – mrs. frisby and the rats of NIMH (Robert C. O’Brien)

Ahoy there me mateys!  While drawin' up me lists of 2016 for me log, I realized a curious thing - out of 134 books read, not a single one was a re-read.  In me enthusiasm of discovery and taking suggestions from me crew, I did not revisit a single old port for plunder!  And part … Continue reading Second Reflections – mrs. frisby and the rats of NIMH (Robert C. O’Brien)

Second Reflections – ancillary sword & ancillary mercy (Ann Leckie) – It’s Sci-Fi Month!

Ahoy there me mateys!  While drawin’ up me lists of 2016 for me log, I realized a curious thing – out of 134 books read, not a single one was a re-read.  In me enthusiasm of discovery and taking suggestions from me crew, I did not revisit a single old port for plunder!  And part … Continue reading Second Reflections – ancillary sword & ancillary mercy (Ann Leckie) – It’s Sci-Fi Month!

Second Reflections – ancillary justice (Ann Leckie) – It’s Sci-Fi Month!

Ahoy there me mateys!  While drawin’ up me lists of 2016 for me log, I realized a curious thing – out of 134 books read, not a single one was a re-read.  In me enthusiasm of discovery and taking suggestions from me crew, I did not revisit a single old port for plunder!  And part … Continue reading Second Reflections – ancillary justice (Ann Leckie) – It’s Sci-Fi Month!

Second Reflections – the miniaturist (Jessie Burton) – with more thoughts from an airplane!

Ahoy there me mateys!  While drawin' up me lists of 2016 for me log, I realized a curious thing - out of 134 books read, not a single one was a re-read.  In me enthusiasm of discovery and taking suggestions from me crew, I did not revisit a single old port for plunder!  And part … Continue reading Second Reflections – the miniaturist (Jessie Burton) – with more thoughts from an airplane!

Second Reflections – heidi (Johanna Spyri) – with reflections from the Norwegian Sea and an airplane!

Ahoy there me mateys!  While drawin' up me lists of 2016 for me log, I realized a curious thing - out of 134 books read, not a single one was a re-read.  In me enthusiasm of discovery and taking suggestions from me crew, I did not revisit a single old port for plunder!  And part … Continue reading Second Reflections – heidi (Johanna Spyri) – with reflections from the Norwegian Sea and an airplane!