So this week I’m reading Mean Spirit, by Will Kingdom Phil Rickman, in which a famous medium, Persephone Callard (yes, named after that Persephone) is having a little trouble pursuing her craft, due to (1) being stalked by unknown persons seeking to do her physical harm and (2) having a particularly nasty spirit following her around and taking over … Continue reading Teaser Tuesday 10/25/2016: “Mean Spirit”
So this week, and given its size, probably for a few more weeks, I’ve been reading Seveneves, an apocalyptic doorstopper of a novel by Neal Stephenson. Of course, “doorstopper of a novel” and “Neal Stephenson” do tend to go together; this particular one, if I shook it out of my eReader onto a stack of … Continue reading Teaser Tuesday 9/6/2016: “Seveneves”
So the other week we I watched “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter“. Me: <shows NetFlix envelope to wife> Wife: “What’s that?” Me: “‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter’.” Wife: “Uh-huh.” Later: Me: <loading disc into player> Wife: “What’s this?” Me: “‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter’.” Wife: “You were serious about that?” Sadly, yes. Yes I was was.
So this week I’m reading Unhappenings, by Edward Aubry.
So this week I’m reading a zombie (shocker) apocalypse (shocker) novel called Grace Lost, by M. Lauryl Lewis, in which some sort of blue mist from space has coated the world and caused the dead to rise. Or something like that.
So this week I’m reading Wolves of the Northern Rift, by Jon Messenger.
So last week I was reading a book called That Frequent Visitor, by K. Hari Kumar.
So this week I’m reading Boneshaker, by Cherie Priest, in which the release of rogue technology destroys much of Seattle and unleashes a toxic gas, known as the Blight, that kills most things it touches, and reanimates some of those things as the living dead. In other words, it’s just like the launch of Windows … Continue reading Teaser Tuesday 1/26/2016: “Boneshaker”
Last week I had a sad and didn’t do a post, but this week I’m back with a teaser from my current read, The Lady Astronomer, by Katy O’Dowd. So far I would characterize this book as steampunk, but it’s steampunk that’s sort of been filtered through a Hayao Miyazaki “Kiki’s Delivery Service” meets “Howl’s … Continue reading Teaser Tuesday 12/15/2015: “The Lady Astronomer”
So this week I’m reading Queen of the Tearling, by Erika Johanson, because the Calibre Random Book Picker told me to, and I already paid a buck ninety-nine for it a while ago, and Mango Momma advised me too late that I should read the reviews, which to be fair are mostly favorable, except when … Continue reading Teaser Tuesday 11/10/15: “Queen of the Tearling”