I continue my Nebula mom reads by reading a book actually nominated: “Amberlough” by Lara Elena Donnelly. You know when you read a well written book that just leaves you cold? ⭐️⭐️⭐️ amzn.to/2F2FM6d 📚
My novel Kismet was nominated for an Ursa Major Award! If you haven’t read it/heard of it, here’s more info. 📚
Nick Spencer and Ryan Ottley on Amazing Spider-Man is a dream come true. Can’t wait for that book. 📚
I very much enjoyed “Carthage Must Be Destroyed” by Richard Miles, and now you can too for $2: amzn.to/2HScXHu 📚 It inspired me to pitch an article about how the corvus was like the iPhone. No one, unsurprisingly, was interested in paying for it. But read the book!
Robert Bloch doesn’t seem to have the same degree of fan following of other writers involved in the Lovecraft circle. Difficult to find good online resources devoted to Bloch. Found this, though: Unofficial Robert Bloch Website. Not updated for over a decade. 📚
Edna St Vincent Millay is one of my favourite poets - just noticed and appreciated this article, published on the anniversary of her birth, February 22nd 1892: Edna St Vincent Millay’s poetry has been eclipsed by her personal life – let’s change that 📚
The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty kicks off my Nebula noms reading. Very much enjoyed it; it was nothing like I expected (which was urban fantasy) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ amzn.to/2Cj2UvA 📚
📚 Read: Red Clocks by Leni Zumas
Enjoyed this near-future American dystopia about reproductive rights while being horrified by how plausible it is.
My rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Book Review: The Forgotten Girls Another dark entry in the Stevens and Windermere series following a serial killer who uses cargo trains to move around the Northwest and prey on targets. 📚 Quick Review: 3 out of 5 stars.
Finished “Women & Power: A Manifesto” by Mary Beard last night. A short, powerful look at the classical roots of misogyny in our culture. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ amzn.to/2sy75j3 📚
The Power by Naomi Alderman doesn’t need me to tell you to read it. But it is pretty darned good. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ amzn.to/2Cv5Xwd 📚
The only downside to finishing “The Chalk Pit” by Elly Griffiths is that I now have to wait for the next book to come out. 🙀⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ amzn.to/2CtXyZO 📚
I finally got around to reading “The Left Hand of Darkness” by Ursula K. Leguin. While I could have done with slightly less glacier traipsing, this is a very good book. Shocking, I know. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ amzn.to/2sznyDm 📚
Just finished reading “Wizard of Earthsea” by Ursula K. LeGuin for the first time. A victim of a genre establishing book being surpassed by later works. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ amzn.to/2EJDhWf 📚 Not having any find memories of the book didn’t help it either.
There are some great Marvel books on sale at ComiXology for Valentine’s Day, including every issue of the criminally underappreciated Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane and the practically mandatory Spider-Man: Blue.
Finished The Girl In the Spider’s Web by David Lagercrantz. Rated “don’t read, even if / especially if a Lisbeth Salander / Stieg Larsson fan” (spoilers) ki.tt/bk180221 📚
So bad I’m not reading the next book in the series.
Listening to Malagash by @joeycomeau, a 2018 ALA Youth Media Award winner. Love this little book to death, and you can quote me on that. 😉 Thanks @hoopladigital for featuring these books! 📚🎧 #ALAyma
While I’m on this Dyson kick, he’s got a new book coming out later this year called Dyson on Design. I can’t seem to find a Kindle version of his autobiography, I’m going to need to hunt down a paper copy. 📚
This memoir is charming, and sad, and silly, and about all of the things that you’d expect from the host after listening to five minutes of her podcast.
My rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I have only read two of the Nebula nominees for best novel, which means I can add 5 more books to my “want to read” shelf on Goodreads! 📚
This is a must read for everyone. This should be taught in schools. 📚📖 www.goodreads.com
Check out Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams by Matthew P. Walker
Getting close to finishing The Bright Hour by Nina Riggs. 📚 Excellent rec from Book Riot. Cat lurking while his actual mom is gone to a school softball tournament. Going to be a long night.
Finished Brotopia a few days ago, and while nothing was earth shattering to me, it definitely has made me think about where I fit into the industry and what I can do.
Quick Review: 3 out of 5 stars. Full Review Link. 📚
📚 Finished reading Happy Money: The Science Of Happier Spending by Dunn and Norton. They put forward five principles for your spending that maximize happiness.
Spoiler alert: mindless consumerism isn’t on the list