Reading in 2020 has been an up and down process for me, mostly down. Finding the mental space to simply escape has been a challenge. I'm a slow reader and lately it's taking me twice as long to complete anything. Short novels and novellas have worked best. As a writer, I'm exposed to recommendations from… Continue reading Finding Your Next Book
I'm not a reviewer but sometimes I just want to give a shout out to a book that struck me in a good way. Mem is set in an alternate 1920s Montreal where terrible (mostly) memories can be extracted from a person. But that memory becomes a living 'clone,' a Mem. This is the setup… Continue reading Book Shout: Mem by Bethany C. Morrow
I finally did some short story reading recently. The story that stood out most to me was The Hummingbird Temple, by C. C. Finlay at Beneath Ceaseless Skies. It was a nice change of pace, low fantasy. Low meaning low level of magic, which is my kind of fantasy. A lovely tale. The Virtue Retreats… Continue reading Reading Short
2020 Has not been a banner year for reading for me. It's been difficult to focus and sit still. However, I have been reading. I just haven't finished any novels that I started in 2020. My favorite novel so far, is The Unwritten Library by AJ Hackwith. It's just the right mix or humor, heaven,… Continue reading It’s Halfway Through 2020, What have you read?
I remember thinking in high school, how distant the years 2000 and 2020 seemed. It was during some of the worst years of the Cold War and one thing I thought as an eighteen-year-old know-it-all was, we'll never make it. I'm glad I was wrong. But the Cold War gave me real recurring nightmares and… Continue reading Reading in March 2020