2022 Reading Challenge

2022 Reading Challenge
Jill Elizabeth has read 5 books toward her goal of 260 books.

Book Review: Faller by Will McIntosh

Ok, I’ve been trying and trying… I usually love Will McIntosh – so much so that I saw his name and hit request before I even read the description. He’s inventive and clever and writes unusual stories that are engaging and innovative and quirky and all things I like. But for some reason, this one […]

Book Review: Crosstalk by Connie Willis

What a MARVELOUS book! I love Connie Willis – she is a master storyteller, always managing to come up with unique characters and unique situations to put them in. Her worlds are just this side of regular – she tweaks the rules of the universe just enough to make her stories futuristic or extra-normal (I […]

Thought of the Day, Courtesy of Ashley Bell (again)

I know, I know – I quoted him the other day, but I can’t help it – this one is GREAT too, and such a fantastic description of fiction…

Some people thought that novels were a kind of lie, because the stories and the characters were made up, but fiction could be a search engine […]

Book Review: Madam Tulip and the Knave of Hearts by David Ahern

So a little while ago, I shared a review of the first Madam Tulip book. Unbeknownst to me at the time, a sequel was progressing nicely through the works, and I was kindly contacted by the author and asked if I would be interested in reading her latest adventure – Madam Tulip and the Knave […]

Book Review: The Soul Mender by R.S. Dabney

What an intriguing concept! I saw the description (and cover) for this darkly fanciful tale and was immediately curious – and the book delivered as promised…

The story is original and the characters are too – original and human and relatable, which is saying something given the construct of the story. There are some […]