The Captain’s Log – upright women wanted (Sarah Gailey)

Ahoy there me mateys!  I loved the author's books about hippo cowboys even though I didn't enjoy their fantasy novel.  So I was excited that their newest novella was once again set in the American West and deals with queer librarian spies on horseback.  I mean how can ye not get excited about that?  I … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – upright women wanted (Sarah Gailey)

The Captain’s Log – the wolf road (Beth Lewis) – a 19 in 2019 book!

Ahoy there me mateys!  This be the fifteenth book in me Ports for Plunder - 19 Books in 2019 list.  I wanted to read this book because it was said to be a dystopian sci-fi set in British Columbia.  In the story, Elka finds out her adopted father is a serial killer with the law … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – the wolf road (Beth Lewis) – a 19 in 2019 book!

The Captain’s Log – stone mad (Elizabeth Bear)

Ahoy there me mateys!  I read the first book, karen memery, back before I had this log.  It was fantastic.  This be book two.  They both take place in a "steampunk Victorian Pacific Northwest city" with a western feel.  While I try to post no spoilers, if ye haven’t read the first book then ye might want … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – stone mad (Elizabeth Bear)

Off the Charts – taos lighting (Johnny D. Boggs)

Ahoy there me mateys!  Though this log’s focus is on sci-fi, fantasy, and young adult, this Captain does have broader reading tastes.  So occasionally I will share some novels that I enjoyed that are off the charts (a non sci-fi, fantasy, or young adult novel), as it were.  Here is: taos lightning (Johnny D. Boggs) … Continue reading Off the Charts – taos lighting (Johnny D. Boggs)

On the Horizon – unbury carol (Josh Malerman)

Ahoy there me mateys!  I received this fantasy eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  So here be me honest musings . . . unbury carol (Josh Malerman) Title: unbury carol Author: Josh Malerman Publisher: Random House Publishing Group - Ballantine Del Ray Publication Date: TODAY!!! (hardcover/e-book) ISBN: 978-0399180163 Source: NetGalley   This … Continue reading On the Horizon – unbury carol (Josh Malerman)

The Captain’s Log – river of teeth & taste of marrow (Sarah Gailey)

Ahoy there me mateys!  So apparently there was a meat shortage in the United States in 1910, so this dude Robert F. Broussard introduced what was known as the "Hippo Bill" or H.R. 23261 to Congress.  In it, he proposed to import hippos from Africa and let them loose in Louisiana!  These hippos would eat … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – river of teeth & taste of marrow (Sarah Gailey)

Captain’s Log – walk on earth a stranger (Rae Carson)

Howdy there me mateys!  A new category for me readers - westerns with a fantasy or sci-fi twist!  For the first installment . . . walk on earth a stranger (Rae Carson) I have conquered yet another port I wanted to plunder. Arrrr! A western with magic. I happen to really love Rae Carson’s writing. … Continue reading Captain’s Log – walk on earth a stranger (Rae Carson)