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Books for January and February 2009

by Michael on Monday, May 18th, 2009

Murder of Angels by Caitlin R. Kiernan [3.5/5] This book rejoins some of the characters from Kiernan’s first novel, Silk, ten years later, and while the prose is extraordinary, I didn’t end up enjoying it as much as the previous novel, in part because I didn’t find the plot to be as focused as I’d […]

summer reading from last year

by Jennifer on Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

I kept not finding time to review these, and now I’m several months behind…. So, here’s summer 2008, in which August was well-read due to an actual vacation. June Books The Luxe by Anna Godbersen : Essentially, Gossip Girls in turn-of-the-century Manhattan (19th century, that is). Scandal, back-stabbing betrayal, scheming, blackmail — this book has […]

Books for September, October, November and December 2008

by Michael on Friday, January 9th, 2009

Now that 2009 is officially underway, I thought it might be a good idea to say a few things about the four books I managed to read during the last four months of 2008. Which isn’t quite as bad as it sounds, as it only counts the books with covers, and not the drafts and […]

Books for July and August

by Michael on Monday, September 8th, 2008

Despite a busy summer, I actually managed to get through a few books, thanks in large part to a quiet vacation with plenty of time for reading. Realms: The First Year of Clarkesworld Magazine edited by Nick Mamatas and Sean Wallace [4/5] An excellent mix of stories chosen from the first year of Clarkesworld Magazine, […]

Books for May and June

by Michael on Monday, July 7th, 2008

It was another two months where I didn’t read very many things with covers. Captain’s Fury by Jim Butcher [4/5] This is the fourth installment in the Codex Alera series, and I thought it was another fine effort. Jim has a knack for keeping things moving, which helped to keep this sword-and-horses tale down to […]