Three Book Recommendations and How They Worked

Short Wave is a popular science (as opposed to a scholarly science) podcast put out by NPR I listen to occasionally. It covers a wide range of topics in 10-15 minute segments that are light, often funny, and usually quite informative. Veering off their usual foray into the natural world, the hosts on December 22Continue reading “Three Book Recommendations and How They Worked”

Spring clean: Five more books

This is the second group of books to be donated. I ‘ll miss some of them more than others, of course. I hope they all find happy homes. There is no theme. The books are arranged by alphabetic order on the shelf, so they’ll be going to donation in alphabetical order. This is sort ofContinue reading “Spring clean: Five more books”

Review of “The Beast Weeps with One Eye” by Morgan Al-Moor

Regarding PodCastle I’ve been considering adding to the media that I draw reviews from. Some time ago, I stumbled across PodCastle, which, true to its name, offers fantasy stories via podcast. They also have online text versions. They solicit paid subscriptions of various levels, but the podcast and online versions are readily available without cost.Continue reading “Review of “The Beast Weeps with One Eye” by Morgan Al-Moor”

Review of “It Will Be Under the Next Stone” by Jennifer Linnaea

She is the best, Hananh tells the reader. Her name is Gwenneth. Among her sensitivities are the ability to “overhear a conversation between spirits in a gurgling brook or overturn those rare rocks with djinn correspondence carved on the bottom.” Hananh herself is sensitive. She knows the acacias have been talking about her, but sheContinue reading “Review of “It Will Be Under the Next Stone” by Jennifer Linnaea”

Review of “Seeds of the Soul Flowers” by M. K. Hutchins

Babies born without souls die. Amma’s great-grandson, born with half a soul, appears to be failing. Vette, the baby’s mother, brings him to Amma, asking if there’s anything she can do. The baby is refusing to eat. Even if they spoon milk into his mouth, he pushes it out with his tongue and lets itContinue reading “Review of “Seeds of the Soul Flowers” by M. K. Hutchins”