Category: Paperback Perils

On Books and Emotions

I haven’t posted as many book review in a while, despite the large to-read stack that I walk past everyday. This is for a couple of reasons: I keep picking up new books and setting them down again, unfinished. This is getting better, even if it is a slow process. I’ve turned to rereading well

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Book Review: A Natural History of Dragons

Title: A Natural History of DragonsAuthor: Marie Brennan Publication Date: 2013Publishing House: Tor Books Dragons. I’ve been reading a lot of books about dragons recently. A Natural History of Dragons has probably been on my to read shelf since the year it was published. Sometimes it takes me a bit to get to reading them. The

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Book Review: Black Powder War

Title: Black Powder WarAuthor: Naomi NovikPublication Date: 2006Publishing House: Del Rey Books This is book three in the Temeraire series. When I first started reading this series I thought there were five books, but no, there are nine. That is just a general heads up for those that are interested in the story of Temeraire

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Book Review: A History of Wild Places

Title: A History of Wild PlacesAuthor: Shea Ernshaw Publication Date: 2021Publishing House: Atria Books I picked up a copy of this book through Book of the Month but also check for it at your local library. It was suggested because it has a similar feel to Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance. I agree to a point; this

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Book Review: Ariadne

Title: AriadneAuthor: Jennifer SaintPublication Date: 2021Publishing House: Flatiron Books I love me some Greek Mythology rewritten from the point of view of the women. I picked up a copy of this book through Book of the Month but also check for it at your local library. Goodreads Synopsis: Ariadne, Princess of Crete, grows up greeting

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Book Review: The Princess Diarist

Title: The Princess DiaristAuthor: Carrie FisherPublication Date: 2016Publishing House: Blue Rider Press I read this book after having read a review of it on another blog. I will link their blog once I find the post. I enjoyed this memoir as an audio book from the library. It is narrated in part by Carrie Fisher

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Book Review: Those Were the Days: Memories of an Aspen Hippie Chick

Title: Those Were the Days: Memories of an Aspen Hippie ChickAuthor: Jill Sheeley Publication Date: 2019Publishing House: Courtney Press While in Aspen, Keltin and I stumbled across a wonderful local bookstore, Explorer Booksellers, and I immediately went to their small regional literature section. I quickly fell in love with this memoir and read the first chapter

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Author Interview with Jill Sheeley

While in Aspen I found a wonderful book titled Those Were the Days: Memories of an Aspen Hippie Chick. On a whim I reached out to the author, Jill Sheeley, and she was more than happy to do an author interview. I absolutely loved doing this interview, Jill was a delight to talk to. Her

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Book Review: Project Hail Mary

Title: Project Hail MaryAuthor: Andy WeirPublication Date: 2021Publishing House: Ballantine Books I absolutely love The Martian and Artemis was a fun read but not something I would reread. Because of my feeling on Artemis I was a bit nervous picking up Project Hail Mary. This copy I got from the library, support your local library.

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Book Review: The Silmarillion

Title: The SilmarillionAuthor: J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (Editor)Publication Date: 1977, 1985Publishing House: Del Rey Books This is not so much a review of The Silmarillion as reaction. I have tried to read this book several times over the years, a couple of times when I was younger and once at the start of 2020. Here at the

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