Blog Tour, Book Reviews, Misc, XPresso

Book Review: Ann, Not Annie by Sage Steadman

***This book was reviewed via XPresso Blog Tours **mild trigger warning- rape/sexual assault, not fully explicit Steadman’s Ann, Not Annie is the quirky, at times sad, tale of Annie Grey. Annie, who prefers being called Ann, is going through that most awful time of life- high school. Following a terrible accident that shatters her fragile… Read More Book Review: Ann, Not Annie by Sage Steadman

Book Reviews, CBR- San Francisco, CBR- San Francisco, City Book Reviews, Misc

Book Review: Finding My Badass Self by Sherry Stanfa-Stanley

***Reviewed for the San Francisco Book Review In Finding My Badass Self Stanfa-Stanley takes us along with her as she spends a year, 52 weeks, doing a new, boundary-pushing task each week. Some tasks overlap, such as taking several belly dance lessons, and some are single shot, like spending the day on a ride-along. Stanfa-Stanley… Read More Book Review: Finding My Badass Self by Sherry Stanfa-Stanley

Book Reviews, Misc, Reader's Favourite

Book Review- Orb Stones and Geoglyphs: A Writer’s Journey by Daniel A Smith

***This book was reviewed for Reader’s Favourite Smith’s short memoir Orb Stones and Geoglyphs: A Writer’s Journey is an exploration of one man’s drive to create, and the inspirations he found to do so. Smith admits a favouring of mathematics and hard science over writing, finding the latter confusing in its more chaotic nature. Writing… Read More Book Review- Orb Stones and Geoglyphs: A Writer’s Journey by Daniel A Smith

Book Reviews, CBR- San Francisco, City Book Reviews, Misc

Book Review: Women Within by Anne Leigh Parrish

***This book was reviewed for the San Francisco Book Review Constance Maynard is 92, and living in the Lindell assisted living home. When we meet her, she is druggy with prolonged Ambien use, and being cared for by the 50-something Eunice, and the 20-something Sam. Most of the story follows the independent-minded Constance as she… Read More Book Review: Women Within by Anne Leigh Parrish

Book Reviews, CBR- Manhattan, City Book Reviews, Misc

Book Review: Banged-Up Heart by Shirley Melis

***This book was reviewed for the Manhattan Book Review Banged Up Heart is a poignant memoir of life after the death of a cherished one. Of letting go, and learning to love again. And yet again. My heart went out to Ms Melis as I read. To lose not one, but two people so close… Read More Book Review: Banged-Up Heart by Shirley Melis

Getting to Know Me, Lorekeeping, Misc

Lorekeeping: Percy Fawcett’s Fringe Archaeology

I’m an archaeologist by my earliest training, and will always have a soft spot for it. I wanted to share one of my most favourite discoveries. Sometimes we don’t actually know what we think we do. We gotta look outside the box. There are times when what seems to be part of the fringe element… Read More Lorekeeping: Percy Fawcett’s Fringe Archaeology

Getting to Know Me, Misc, Weekly Recap

Weekly Recap: Aug 20th- Aug 25th

Life and Things On a fun and happy note, we went to see our first play of the season, Something Rotten, Thursday night. It was hilarious! Well worth seeing despite the fact I didn’t feel great. On a squee note, I was invited to join the Red Coat PR Review Team, and was approached by… Read More Weekly Recap: Aug 20th- Aug 25th

Audible, Book Reviews, Misc

Audible / Book Review: The Beekeeper’s Apprentice by Laurie R King

***This book was for my own enjoyment I have read Ms King’s delightful Beekeeper’s Apprentice, and when I had the chance to snag an audible of it, I was thrilled. Ms Sterlin is a fabulous, creative narrator with a gift for voices. I particularly like Sherlock’s low drawl. I’m very picky about narrators, and happy… Read More Audible / Book Review: The Beekeeper’s Apprentice by Laurie R King

Book Reviews, Misc

Book Review: The List by Patricia Forde

***This book was reviewed for Sourcebooks- Jabberwocky via Netgalley *Words are… tears of the sun, given shape.    Words are… Awen manifest; fruit of the soul.        Words are… arbitrary symbols of communication. Patricia Forde’s The List is a clarion call for the future, echoing the lessons of Fahrenheit 451 and Equilibrium. Set in a post-apocalyptic future… Read More Book Review: The List by Patricia Forde