Shiver me Timbers! An Anniversary!

Ahoy there me mateys!  Guess what day it be? So to celebrate me 5 year (b)log anniversary, I break it down . . . 2020 Books By the Numbers: Number of Posts: 156 Books Read: 122 Books Reviewed: 134 (12 by the First Mate) Number of Pages Read: 38,365 (average 314; median 336) Books that … Continue reading Shiver me Timbers! An Anniversary!

Shiver me Timbers! It be 2021!

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.  Much thanks to matey Melanie @ grabthelapels for letting me know about its glorious existence! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1ZYXPK3VdA Always remember: Q: What be thee name of … Continue reading Shiver me Timbers! It be 2021!

Shiver me Timbers! Deciding on Danes: Who be the Best Hamlet?

Ahoy there me mateys!  Yesterday, the First Mate entertained us with his review of hamlet, revenge!  That led to a fierce debate over who be considered the best Hamlet from history.  Of course the best versions of Hamlet may be lost to time.  Or were never captured on film (e.g. the exquisite Simon Russell Beale … Continue reading Shiver me Timbers! Deciding on Danes: Who be the Best Hamlet?

Shiver Me Timbers! NetGalley Rejections! Part Fourteen

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 Fourteen

Shiver me Timbers! Words readers have read but have no idea how to say!

Ahoy there me mateys!  Though I don't do weekly wrap-up posts meself (too lazy), I very much enjoy reading those written by the crew.  Matey Nicki @ secretlibrarybookblog does a links round-up where I particularly enjoy the "Other Links" section due to the miscellaneous treasure she finds for me.  Recently she linked to "The Guardian … Continue reading Shiver me Timbers! Words readers have read but have no idea how to say!

Shiver me Timbers! The 2020 Hugo Winners – The Conclusion!

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 The City … Continue reading Shiver me Timbers! The 2020 Hugo Winners – The Conclusion!

Shiver Me Timbers! NetGalley Rejections! Part Thirteen

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 Thirteen

Shiver me Timbers! The 2020 Hugo Finalists – Part Three – Best Short Story

Ahoy there me mateys!  A short while back, I wrote a post discussing me initial thoughts on the 2020 Hugo award nominees.  At that time, I had read none 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 … Continue reading Shiver me Timbers! The 2020 Hugo Finalists – Part Three – Best Short Story