Books to Read April 2018

Dryad-Born — Jeff Wheeler

The Gospel of Loki — Joanne M. Harris

Hangwire — Adam Christopher

The Black-Eyed Blonde — Benjamin Black

Rising Steam — Terry Pratchett

The Waking Engine — David Edison

Anna Dressed in Blood — Kendare Blake

Horrorstor — Grady Hendrix

Maplecroft — Cherie Priest

The Ritual — Adam Nevill

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Books to Read March 2018

The Boy Who Loved Math — Deborah Heiligman

Blood of the Lamb — Sam Cabot

A Spy to Die For — Kris DeLake

Hidden Cities — Moses Gates

Huntress — Melinda Lo

The Dark of the Forest — Russell Hillman

Demons, Dolls & Milkshakes — Nelson Pyles

Psycho-Mania — ed. Stephen Jones

The Mercury Waltz — Kathe Koja

Addiction by Design — Natasha Dow Schull

Books to Read February 2018

A Horrible Experience of Unbearable Length — Roger Ebert

The Adventures of Sally — PG Wodehouse

Bachelors Anonymous — PG Wodehouse

Black Feathers — Joseph D’Lacey

Florham: The Lives of an American Estate — Friends of Florham

Arcadia — James Erwin

The Corpse Reader — Antonio Garrido

Andromeda’s Fall — William C. Dietz

Sold for Endless Rue — Madeline E. Robins

Babayaga — Toby Barlow

Book Review: 10 Bits of My Brain

10 Bits of My Brain by Stuart Jaffe

Recommended for people who like Edgar Allen Poe, Stephen King, or Philip K. Dick.

This collection of 10 short stories is like all collections. There’s one or two stories which will cling in your brain for a long time and others which were fun reads or didn’t catch you. And they’re always difficult to review because you want to gush about the two that your heart grabbed onto and ignore the ones you just liked.

So, of course, I’m going to give into the temptation and gush about the story that keeps circling back into my brain when I look at the cover — the story about the Polish Necromancer in a WWII ghetto.

It’s got a great mix of creepiness and magic. Its internal consistency is excellent and the end payoff is excellent. I want to tell you everything about it, but I also don’t want to spoil you.

So, I’ll summarize this review with — grab this for reading on the bus or in those moments when you have a little spare time and I’m sure you’ll find a gem.