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)
Ahoy there me mateys! This book has been on me list ever since it was featured in the SPFBO #5 in 2019. It was the book that sounded the most interesting to me from that year's list and then it won the contest. Well I just found the time (and mood) to pick it up … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – the sword of kaigan (M.L. Wang)
Ahoy there me mateys! I was interested in this novella as soon as I heard about it. It was described as a martial arts story involving bandits and a young nun. I requested an eArc immediately but was denied ::sob::. Then Matey Tammy @ books,bones,andbuffy was nice enough to send me an extra copy ::cheer!::. … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – the order of the pure moon reflected in water (Zen Cho)
Ahoy there me mateys! Novellas are floating me boat these days and this one was no exception. I have been meaning to read this author's work for forever and was drawn into picking this up based on the armadillo on the cover. This story follows a 12 year old mage named Oliver who only knows … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – minor mage (T. Kingfisher)
Ahoy there mateys! This author's work is fairly new to me but I am really enjoying it so far. It seems that the author writes in a variety of styles with a variety of subjects. The first sci-fi novella was walking to aldebaran which was definitely unusual but made me laugh. The second, a novel … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – made things (Adrian Tchaikovsky)
Ahoy there me mateys! This is me third work by the author but not me last. I have loved every one. The first story was the black god's drums which takes place in an alternate steampunk 1884 New Orleans where slavery in the South is not illegal. Then I read “The Secret Lives of the … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – a dead djinn in cairo (P. Djèlí Clark)
Ahoy there me mateys! This year be crazy so this is only book three in me Ports for Plunder - 20 Books in 2020 list. Lots of reviews talk about The Twist. I was spoiled by other Goodreads reviews back when I put together the 20 in 2020 list. I decided to read it anyway … Continue reading Abandoned Ship! – the quick (Lauren Owen) – a 20 in 2020 book!
Ahoy there mateys! I am not a big movie watcher but sci-fi month of 2019 started this trend with total recall (1990), sphere (1998), and galaxy quest (1999). The First Mate has seen practically every movie of the 80s and 90s and we were recently discussing our childhood memories of The Beastmaster (1982). In honor … Continue reading Tidings from the Crew – the beastmaster (1982) movie review – old fantasy movie for Wyrd and Wonder!!
Ahoy there me mateys! This 2017 Newbery winner sounded awesome and has a lot of good things going for it. While the prose in this book was divine, a lot of the joy came from the narration by Christina Moore. I don't know that I would have finished this if not for the audiobook. I … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – the girl who drank the moon (Kelly Barnhill) – a Wyrd and Wonder book!
Ahoy there me mateys! I get why this book is hyped even if it ended up not being a favorite. The main reason is the love story. I liked it and thought it was sweet but would have preferred the book without it. The main premise is that a world like ours has magical children … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – the house in the cerulean sea (T.J. Klune) – a Wyrd and Wonder book!