Ahoy there me mateys! A little while back, I wrote a post discussing me initial thoughts on the 2022 Hugo awards. At that time, I had read three of the six novellas. I have since finished two more and will not be reading the last. So here be me thoughts about the novellas and me … Continue reading Shiver me Timbers! The 2022 Hugo Finalists – Part Two – Novellas
Ahoy there me mateys! The Hugo Finalists for 2022 have been announced. I followed the 2019 to 2021 awards and loved it so much that I be doing it again. Arrr! Looking at this year's list, I have thoughts about who I think some of the winners should be. So I figured a) I would … Continue reading Shiver me Timbers! The 2022 Hugo Finalists – Part One
Ahoy there me mateys! With more NetGalley rejections piling up, I had a hankering to do another one of these posts. For those scalawags new to the crew, me blog started in January 2016. It originally took several months for me to learn about NetGalley and then attempt to use it. In fact, my first … Continue reading Shiver Me Timbers! NetGalley Rejections! Part Seventeen
Ahoy there me mateys! Guess what day it be? So to celebrate me 6 year (b)log anniversary, I break it down . . . 2021 Books By the Numbers: Number of Posts: 116 Books Read: 115 Books Reviewed: 119 (4 by the First Mate) Number of Pages Read: 34,965 (average 304; median 304) Books that … Continue reading Shiver me Timbers! An Anniversary!
Ahoy there me mateys! Happy New Yarrrrrrr! So grab yer grog and drink up me hearties, Yo Ho! A Pirate Blessing for the Yarrr Ahead! And a sea shanty to celebrate! Always remember: Q: What be thee name of the most frugal pirate? A: Barry D. Treasure! Hardy har har! x The Captain
ME LIFE IN BOOKS TAG (2021) Because I wanted to do something silly to celebrate the end of the year and I had fun with this in 2019 and 2020. I love the idea of it! It’s a fun way to look back at what we’ve read this year, with a bit of humor mixed … Continue reading Shiver me Timbers! – ME LIFE IN BOOKS TAG (2021)
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! Bah Humbug!
Ahoy there me mateys! The Hugo Winners have been announced! Let’s see how I did. I be using the list as published on Tor.com with links to me reviews where applicable. The winners are listed in bold. A reminder that I only be tracking the categories of specific interest to me. They be: Best Novel Black Sun, … Continue reading Shiver me Timbers! The 2021 Hugo Winners – The Conclusion!
Ahoy there me mateys! The Hugo Awards are being announced at this year's DisCon III December 15 - 19, 2021. I made an effort to read most of the works in the categories of specific interest to me. I may not have gotten to them all but I certainly have opinions on those I read. … Continue reading Shiver me Timbers! The 2021 Hugo Finalists – Part Five – Final Predictions
Ahoy there me mateys! A while back, I wrote a post discussing me initial thoughts on the 2021 Hugo award nominees. At that time, I had read half of the works in the best short story category. I have since remedied the situation and so here be mini-reviews of the short stories and me pick … Continue reading Shiver me Timbers! The 2021 Hugo Finalists – Part Four – Best Short Story