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The Time Traveler’s Almanac: This Tragic Glass by Elizabeth Bear

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This Tragic Glass by Elizabeth Bear

Section: Reactionaries and Revolutionares

Genre: Science Fiction

Rating: 4/5 Rating


What makes a man a man? Or a woman a woman?

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Top 9 Published Books in 2015!

Throughout the month of January (more like February now, I guess), I will posting various “best of” lists, ranging from the best books I read that were published in 2015, to my top 5 and 4 stars reads of 2015, to the best short fiction of 2015, and to my favorite foodie quotes!

Today, I am happy to announce my…

Top 9 Published Books in 2015!


9. Voyage of the Basilisk (Memoir by Lady Trent #3) by Marie Brennan

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About the Book:

Devoted readers of Lady Trent’s earlier memoirs, A Natural History of Dragons and The Tropic of Serpents, may believe themselves already acquainted with the particulars of her historic voyage aboard the Royal Survey Ship Basilisk, but the true story of that illuminating, harrowing, and scandalous journey has never been revealed—until now. Six years after her perilous exploits in Eriga, Isabella embarks on her most ambitious expedition yet: a two-year trip around the world to study all manner of dragons in every place they might be found. From feathered serpents sunning themselves in the ruins of a fallen civilization to the mighty sea serpents of the tropics, these creatures are a source of both endless fascination and frequent peril. Accompanying her is not only her young son, Jake, but a chivalrous foreign archaeologist whose interests converge with Isabella’s in ways both professional and personal.

Science is, of course, the primary objective of the voyage, but Isabella’s life is rarely so simple. She must cope with storms, shipwrecks, intrigue, and warfare, even as she makes a discovery that offers a revolutionary new insight into the ancient history of dragons.

My Rating: 3.5/5

Why You Should Read It: If you’re looking for a series with a strong female protagonist – look no further! This series is for you! Plus, DRAGONS.

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Book Review: Karen Memory by Elizabeth Bear

Karen Memory by Elizabeth Bear

Publisher: Tor Books

Publication Date: February 3, 2015

Edition: Hardcover, 350 pages

Genre: Steampunk, Western, LGBT

Rating: 3.5/5 Rating


The tastiest steampunk novel you’ll read!
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Book Collecting: Update #11

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So like my Readercon post, this one too is beyond late. Sorry about that, folks!

Two weeks ago, the weekend after Readercon, I went to Tor’s Big Summer’s Road Trip on July 17! Continue reading

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Book Review: Range of Ghosts (Eternal Sky Trilogy #1) by Elizabeth Bear

Range of Ghosts (Eternal Sky Trilogy #1) by Elizabeth Bear

Publisher: Tor Books

Publication Date: March 27, 2012

Edition: Hardcover, 334 pages

Genre: Fantasy, Silk Road

Rating: 2/5


This one just wasn’t for me.
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Book Collecting: Update #4: #BookOutletBlackFriday

BOOK OULET BLACK FRIDAY HAUL!!!

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So I wanted to buy a lot, and I mean a lot more books than I actually a did. The deals were unreal!!!! However, I was able to control myself – kind of – and get a “reasonable” amount of books. Although in my excitement, I did goof up a little with one thing. Here is what I picked up though!

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