Summary: Some people are born boring. Some live boring. Some even die boring. Fred managed to do all three, and when he woke up as a vampire, he did so as a boring one. Timid, socially awkward, and plagued by self-esteem issues, Fred has never been the adventurous sort. One fateful night – different from … Continue reading Book Review: The Utterly Uninteresting and Unadventurous Tales of Fred, The Vampire Accountant by Drew Hayes
Well, I've been binge reading over the last month or so and my reviews are really piling up again so it's time for some more mini-reviews! So excited to get these out of my drafts folder, weee! All of these books contain vampires and all but one I read for my r/fantasy bingo card (I'm … Continue reading Mini Reviews – Vampires, Vampires, Vampires!
Summary: Edward (long live the king) is the King of England. He’s also dying, which is inconvenient, as he’s only sixteen and he’d much rather be planning for his first kiss than considering who will inherit his crown… Jane (reads too many books) is Edward’s cousin, and far more interested in books than romance. Unfortunately … Continue reading Book Review: My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows
Summary: The greatest philosopher of all time is offering to sell his soul to the Devil. All he wants is twenty more years to complete his life’s work. After that, he really doesn’t care. But the assistant demon assigned to the case has his suspicions, because the philosopher is Saloninus – the greatest philosopher, … Continue reading Book Review: The Devil You Know by K.J. Parker
Timeless by Gail Carriger is the fifth and final book in her Parasol Protectorate series. Summary: Alexia Tarabotti, Lady Maccon, has settled into domestic bliss. Of course, being Alexia, such bliss involves integrating werewolves into London High society, living in a vampire's second best closet, and coping with a precocious toddler who is prone to … Continue reading Book Review: Timeless by Gail Carriger
Many, many years ago, the revered scribe J.R.R. Tolkien wrote "Not all who wander are lost." Wise he may have been, but he apparently never traveled with me. While our trip north was much less eventful than our trip south, I still had to spend most of Sunday in Bowling Green, KY, coping with a … Continue reading Book Review: Kingshold
Apparently, they've released a documentary film about the making of The Phantom Tollbooth. My life is more or less complete, now. -- CJKC (Thanks to Boing Boing for the tip.)