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Review: The Scent of Shadows

The Scent of Shadows by Vicki Pettersson My rating: 1 of 5 stars

I got this as a Kindle freebie and I was grinding along, hoping for something to click, perturbed that in a book where a more-or-less traditional super-hero trope was supposed to underlie . . . → Read More: Review: The Scent of Shadows

Review: Transformation

Transformation by Carol Berg My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Everything starts somewhere and Carol Berg’s novels start with Transformer. Despite being 438 pages long (in the Roc mass market) and the first volume of a trilogy that promises to a world-changing confrontation of good . . . → Read More: Review: Transformation

Laurie’s Got a New Book Out!

Laurie Sutton, good friend and frequent commenter here at the Face has a new book on the shelves!  It’s entitled Sword of the Dragon and it’s a YA story about Wonder Woman. 

Laurie’s a veteran comic-book writer and editor.  She’s done DC, she’s done Marvel and . . . → Read More: Laurie’s Got a New Book Out!

Review: The Maerlande Chronicles

The Maerlande Chronicles by Élisabeth Vonarburg My rating: 3 of 5 stars

When I realized this was a post-ecological disaster, matriarchal, communal story with a crypto-Christian overlay, I almost set the book aside. I’m glad I didn’t. Vonarburg put a lot of thought into her . . . → Read More: Review: The Maerlande Chronicles

Review: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I’ve read so many favorable reviews of this book, so, perhaps I approached it with too-high expectations. In terms of directing my attention to a moment in . . . → Read More: Review: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Mom’s doing fine…and the new chair has arrived

When I got to my parents’ house yesterday afternoon, Mom was outside sweeping the (empty) driveway.  She was adamant that her encounter with the semi hadn’t affected her at all physically and I really can’t disagree.  Emotionally, she and Dad were are still coming to terms with events, but they’re doing better . . . → Read More: Mom’s doing fine…and the new chair has arrived