The Captain’s Log – the sword of kaigan (M.L. Wang)

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)

The Captain’s Log – the order of the pure moon reflected in water (Zen Cho)

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)

The Captain’s Log – bury the dead (Ann Leckie) – Short Short Story

Ahoy there me mateys!  It's been a long while since I read anything by this author and I was reminded about this free short story (4 pages) and so thought I would give it a whirl.  Is yer Thanksgiving full of family drama?  Read this and see how much subtext and characterization ye can get … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – bury the dead (Ann Leckie) – Short Short Story

The Captain’s Log – made things (Adrian Tchaikovsky)

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)

The Captain’s Log – a song for a new day (Sarah Pinsker) – did this book deserve to win the Nebula?

Ahoy there me mateys!  The title of me post is not meant to be click bait but I am still not going to change it because it captures the conflicted feelings of the moment.  I just finishing reading the 2020 Nebula winner and I am not sure of how I rate this one.  Maybe writing … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – a song for a new day (Sarah Pinsker) – did this book deserve to win the Nebula?

The Captain’s Log – the girl who drank the moon (Kelly Barnhill) – a Wyrd and Wonder book!

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!

The Captain’s Log – the house in the cerulean sea (T.J. Klune) – 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!

The Captain’s Log – deeplight (Frances Hardinge) – a Wyrd and Wonder book!

Ahoy there me mateys!  This book has been on me list to read ever since I first heard about it.  It's a sea yarn!  Then of course it appeared as a nominee for the Lodestar Award for Best Young Adult Book this year and I am trying to read more of the list before the … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – deeplight (Frances Hardinge) – a Wyrd and Wonder book!

The Captain’s Log – Network Effect (Martha Wells) – I LOVE MURDERBOT!!!!

Ahoy there mateys!!!   RELEASE DAY!!!!!  I LOVE MURDERBOT!!!!!! The crew should know at this point that I LOVE MURDERBOT!!!  In fact, it be fair to say I be a bit obsessed.  I have read the four novellas in the series multiple times and have disciplined those crew members who have not yet met the Murderbot.  I consider know … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – Network Effect (Martha Wells) – I LOVE MURDERBOT!!!!

The Captain’s Log – the glass hotel (Emily St. John Mandel)

Ahoy there me mateys!  I adored station eleven and the singer's gun so much that I got a hold of this book without knowing anything about it other than the author and title.  This is a lovely literary book with just a touch of the supernatural and a touch of murder mystery.  Ultimately though, the … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – the glass hotel (Emily St. John Mandel)