So in the past few weeks I’ve read a couple of books where I decided to snip things for a Teaser Tuesday, even though, technically, on Teaser Tuesday, you’re supposed to take two sentences from whatever book you’re reading on that very day and use that as your teaser. But hey, you know how it is …Continue reading “Twofer Teaser Tuesday”
Not a Review of “Mare of Easttown” and “Upload”
So over the last few weeks, with Dickinson between seasons, we’ve sort of been looking for some new programs to intersperse amongst the lighter Big Bang Theory and New Adventures of Old Christine fare—sitcoms that my wife likes to refer to as “dessert”. I had been hoping the new HBO series The Nevers would fit the bill:Continue reading “Not a Review of “Mare of Easttown” and “Upload””
It’s the Wild Wild West … of Grammar
I’ve posted previously about how we started watching television with the subtitles on during Dennis the Vizsla’s later years, when he got in the habit of barking and carrying on in the evening because he thought we should all go to bed. Sometimes these subtitles can be amusing, making a comedic scene funnier; sometimes they can sort of puncture the drama a little.
Then there’s this:
Teaser Tuesday 8/27/19: “The Atomic Sea”
So this week I was reading The Atomic Sea by Jack Conner:
Teaser Tuesday: “Railsea”
So this week I’m reading Railsea, by China Miéville, author of several of my favorite books, including Perdido Street Station, The Scar, and Kraken.
Teaser Tuesday 12/18/2018: “Mortal Engines”
So this week I’m reading Mortal Engines, by Philip Reeve.
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Teaser Tuesday 7/3/2018: “The Rise of Ransom City”
This week I’m reading Felix Gilman’s The Rise of Ransom City, a steampunk fantasy Western that is a quasi-sequel to The Half-Made World, which is of course also a steampunk fantasy Western.
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Teaser Tuesday 8/15/17: “The Great Iron War, Volumes 1-3”
This week I’m reading volumes 1-3 of The Great Iron War, by Dean F. Wilson, a science fantasy steampunk series in which Earth (or someplace like it) is invaded by outsiders, called “demons” (even though I’m pretty sure that’s not what they are) who come in search of iron. Hence the name of the war.
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Teaser Tuesday 8/16/2016: “Ticker”
So this week I’m reading Ticker, by Lisa Mantchev, another in a recent series of steampunk novels that I’ve accumulated over the last few years that have suddenly percolated to the top of the list. Evidently my random novel selection process has decided that the shelf for this genre needs to be thinned out.
Teaser Tuesday 2/23/2016: “Wolves of the Northern Rift”
So this week I’m reading Wolves of the Northern Rift, by Jon Messenger.
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