The Captain’s Log – angel mage (Garth Nix)

Ahoy there me mateys!  It be no secret that I adore Garth Nix.  He was the first author featured in me Broadside No. 1 and I have re-read the Old Kingdom series many times over the years.  So I was super happy to finally read his newest standalone book. As always, the world-building here be … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – angel mage (Garth Nix)

The Captain’s Log – circe (Madeline Miller) – a 19 in 2019 book!

Ahoy there me mateys!  This be the seventeenth book in me Ports for Plunder - 19 Books in 2019 list.  The crew has been gushing over this author's work for forever and this book won the Goodreads Choice award for fantasy in 2018.  So I thought I would give it a shot.  While it was … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – circe (Madeline Miller) – a 19 in 2019 book!

The Captain’s Log – war girls (Tochi Onyebuchi) – It’s Sci-Fi Month!

Ahoy there me mateys!  With an awesome cover and cool premise, I thought for sure that I would love this one.  Instead it was very uneven. The story is a dystopian sci-fi drawn from the Nigerian and Biafra civil war of the 1960s.  It takes place in 2172 after the planet has been decimated from … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – war girls (Tochi Onyebuchi) – It’s Sci-Fi Month!

The Captain’s Log – the sparrow (Mary Doria Russell) – a 19 in 2019 book for Sci-Fi Month!

Ahoy there me mateys!  This be the sixteenth book in me Ports for Plunder - 19 Books in 2019 list.  I found this book in the 2016 treasure haul from Maine and then never read it.  That's why it made this year's 19 in 2019 list.  And in a weird coincidence, it happens to be … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – the sparrow (Mary Doria Russell) – a 19 in 2019 book for Sci-Fi Month!

The Captain’s Log – the burning white (Brent Weeks) – the series comes to an end after 9 years

Ahoy there me mateys!  This novel is the fifth (and last!) in the Lightbringer series.  If ye haven't read any of this series then ye might want to skip this post and go read the first book, the black prism.  Worth the read.  If ye keep reading this log then ye have been forewarned and … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – the burning white (Brent Weeks) – the series comes to an end after 9 years

The Captain’s Log – mr. penumbra’s 24-hour bookstore (Robin Sloan)

Ahoy there me mateys!  I absolutely loved the quirky and hard to categorize sourdough by this author.  I thought I would try his other novel.  While this had a lot of good in it, ultimately it be just an okay read for me.  I think the problem for me was that once the bookstore mystery … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – mr. penumbra’s 24-hour bookstore (Robin Sloan)