2018; A Reading Year In Review

I’ve barely written here at all in 2018, it’s been the year off blogging I needed, my life had changed and I wasn’t reading like I used to (nor did I have any desire to write in any way). The end of 2018 was quiet and while I am once again ill at least it’s not the glandular fever of 2017/18.  2019 will be my 9th year of blogging, and I hope to write more regularly ………

A Shiny Excersion

ofbooks has been a proverbial ghost this year. I have been reading and writing, although not nearly as much as I used to.  Without the affliction of ‘I should’, my reading has become more select and enjoyable. I’m reading for pleasure rather than obligation and I couldn’t be happier. I’ve also been lucky enough to continue writing reviews for Shiny New Books, some reviews of which I wanted to share here. My Year of Rest and ………

The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin

Imagine a world with only one known continent, a Pangaea like land called the Stillness. The Stillness is held together, not by earth or water, but people. The Orogenes. Unique and feared, bred or born to the ordinary, with the ability to control the earth via kinetic energy. The Orogene are unwanted but needed to sustain their world and make money for the Fulcrum, home (prison?) of the Orogene. Ordinary people fear them, kill them, ………

2017; A Reading Year In Review

Another year, another year in review. Due to currently suffering from Glandular Fever (Mono)* 2017’s review comes a little later than usual. The back of my mouth is red raw, my body covered in a rash, my brain is foggy at best, and my organs are swollen and hurt, it’s a miracle I even have the energy to do this. But, as this won’t be going away for a while (thanks, Mono) and I enjoy ………