I just finished reading Still Life with Tornado by A. S. King. This is a Good Book. It paints a chillingly accurate picture of spousal abuse from the eyes of a child with a stunningly original speculative twist thrown in: Sarah, sixteen years old at the time of the novel, encounters herself as a ten-year-old, […]Read More A Good Book is a Mirror
Normally I would wait for any reviews until the end of the year for a roundup of “Year of Books” posts. If I read a good book by a small publisher or lesser-known author, though, I’ll probably make an exception. And this is one of them! So, without further ado: Horizons by Peter Prellwitz On […]Read More Review: Horizons
We have another shelf. We’ve just gone through the shelf of all shelves, the “what we read this year” shelf. We also have a “to be read” shelf. This isn’t the books we necessarily want to read first; these are the books we’ve bought in the past year. And it’s time to clean it out. […]Read More A Year of Books: EXILED!
Jon here! Helen isn’t a big fan of graphic storytelling; she says all the pictures distract her and she gets lost in the details. Maybe opening up a comic turns her into an autistic individual? I don’t know. But I know that since before I can remember I’ve read comics! This set of reviews is […]Read More A Year of Books: Novels of a Graphic Nature
Welcome to part two of the books we read this year that are pretty darn good, don’t ya know? Let’s get to it! Iceling By Sasha Stephenson Helen says: This one missed my top picks list by half a page. Half a page! Aaaauugggghhh! Okay, the good stuff: This is a story about two sisters. […]Read More A Year of Books: Pretty Gosh Darn Good Books, Ya Know, Part 2
We read lots this year, and I don’t mind that in the least. This chunk of books includes books that we enjoyed and would readily recommend, but didn’t make the best of what we read this year. These books aren’t “meh” (you got that in the last post) and certainly not bad. You’ll notice there […]Read More A Year of Books: Pretty Gosh Darn Good Books, Ya Know, Part 1
Not every book we read is gosh darn pretty good. Most are; we don’t typically waste our time reading books that aren’t good. We’ve got too much to read to waste our time on crap. This post will cover the remaining books we read this year in three categories: “Decent,” which means that they weren’t […]Read More A Year of Books: Decent, Meh, and Ugh