Book Review: The Gathering Edge by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller

The Gath­er­ing Edge by Sharon Lee My rat­ing: 5 of 5 stars A most sat­is­fy­ing entry in the Liaden Uni­verse series, num­ber 20 begins and ends with plen­ty of action. Indeed, the read­er hard­ly has time to take a breath for all the action! The char­ac­ters them­selves must be exhaust­ed — I feel so in their […]

Book Review: Positivity: Groundbreaking Research Reveals How to Embrace the Hidden Strength of Positive Emotions, Overcome Negativity, and Thrive by Barbara L. Fredrickson, Ph.D.

Pos­i­tiv­i­ty: Ground­break­ing Research Reveals How to Embrace the Hid­den Strength of Pos­i­tive Emo­tions, Over­come Neg­a­tiv­i­ty, and Thrive by Bar­bara L. Fredrick­son My rat­ing: 5 of 5 stars I first read Fredrick­son’s sec­ond book, Love 2.0: How Our Supreme Emo­tion Affects Every­thing We Feel, Think, Do, and Become. It blew me away, and I’ve rec­om­mend­ed it hither […]

Book Review: Storm Front by Jim Butcher

Storm Front by Jim Butch­er My rat­ing: 5 of 5 stars I just re-read Storm Front, after first read­ing it — well, I don’t even know how many years ago! Short­ly after it was first released, I think.  Now, it’s impor­tant to know that I sim­ply don’t re-read books. I find that too bor­ing, most of the […]

Book Review: Full Metal Magic

Full Met­al Mag­ic: An Urban Fan­ta­sy Anthol­o­gy of Mag­ic, May­hem, and the Para­nor­mal by J.A. Cipri­ano My rat­ing: 3 of 5 stars I was clued in to this anthol­o­gy by a men­tion in J.A. Cipri­ano’s newslet­ter, which is worth sub­scrib­ing to (hey, the man sends you free reads, and they’re good!). Any­way, Cipri­ano and com­pa­ny are […]

Book Review: Magic to the Bone

Mag­ic to the Bone by Annie Bel­let My rat­ing: 5 of 5 stars The Boss Fight! The cli­max to the Samir sto­ry­line that has been build­ing through­out all sev­en vol­umes of the series, this plot does not dis­ap­point. My only com­plaint about the book, as with the oth­er six, is that it’s short. Still, it’s as long […]

Book Review: Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives

Bet­ter Than Before: Mas­ter­ing the Habits of Our Every­day Lives by Gretchen Rubin My rat­ing: 4 of 5 stars Not quite as good as her first book, but well worth the read. I prob­a­bly should have got­ten the abridged ver­sion, because as usu­al, I got tired of the anec­dotes.  I find her types inter­est­ing — there […]

Review: How to Win Friends and Influence People in the Digital Age by Dale Carnegie

How to Win Friends and Influ­ence Peo­ple in the Dig­i­tal Age by Dale Carnegie My rat­ing: 5 of 5 stars I was a teenag­er when my father rec­om­mend­ed Mr. Carnegie’s orig­i­nal book to me, and at 48 I final­ly got around to read­ing this ver­sion. I’m glad that I did, as it was well worth the […]

Review: Attack the Geek by Michael R. Underwood

Attack the Geek by Michael R. Under­wood My rat­ing: 5 of 5 stars Excuse me, but SQUEE! More Ree Reyes! More Drake! More East­wood and Grog­nard! Yes, more Geeko­man­cy!  Michael Under­wood is back with a delight­ful novel­la and if I have ANY com­plaints, it’s that this is a novel­la instead of a nov­el. That’s just because […]

Review: Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex by Mary Roach

Bonk: The Curi­ous Cou­pling of Sci­ence and Sex by Mary Roach My rat­ing: 4 of 5 stars Fas­ci­nat­ing stuff! Vast amounts of sheer geek­ery about sex, sci­ence, and the inter­sec­tion there­of. If you’re look­ing for sex tips or sala­cious read­ing, look else­where. If you’re look­ing to howl with laugh­ter with­out being able to explain WHY to […]

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