Time Traveler

I was really excited when I read about Time Traveler (published by Righter Books) and sent a request to author E. B. Alston to review it. I mean – it sounded like the perfect combination of science fiction (with the time travel) and history. In fact, I thought it was going to be a meld of scifi … Read more

Ripley’s #UnlockTheWeird

Last year, I got my kids a copy of Ripley’s Eye Popping Oddities. I am always amazed at how utterly fascinated they (still) are with that book. They can sit for hours, paging through, reading, and contemplating the range of unexpected and bizarre things in the world. When we went to Manhattan last February, and … Read more

Aquarius Rising Book 2: Blood Tide

Blood Tide is the second book in the Aquarius Rising series by Brian Burt When it comes to post-apocalyptic novels and dystopian fiction, I am often up to give anything a try. I have become more critical though, as the genre has become more popular. It’s like anything; the more people who are doing something, the … Read more

First Contact

First Contact: Strings Attached is a science fiction novel by Paul Nelson. I found myself intrigued by this book on several levels. First, I’m usually a sucker for science fiction, I’ll admit it. But my imagination was also tweaked by the cover art – a science fiction novel with a view point from an ancient … Read more

Prophase: A Present Tale

Prophase: A Present Tale, Book 1 in The Mitosis Series, is written by Mitchell Street.  I’ve been a fan of youth/young adult literature for quite a few years now, and as I contemplated this new-to-me title, I recognized familiar elements, but wasn’t quite sure what to expect in terms of supporting details. True to many of these … Read more

Habit Changers

Habit Changers: 81 Game-Changing Mantras to Mindfully Realize Your Goals isn’t quite what I expected. Probably (maybe unfairly) when I read mantras, I expected something very overtly Eastern in approach, maybe even with some meditation… I thought it would be good for serious self-reflection (did you hear my voice tone change, there). This would not be … Read more

Saint George: Rusty Knight and Monster Tamer

Saint George: Rusty Knight and Monster Tamer is a silly book written with little intent other than to be strictly entertaining. The story – well, stories (I’ll get to that) – revolve around the interactions of a few key characters: Freddie, the king of England; Merlin. his right hand man; Cuthbert, and George. There are also characters … Read more

Life Distilled in 25 Words or Less

Life Expressed in 25 Words or Less is an enjoyable read as well as an interesting book to ponder on several levels. The book is written by Jack Cantwell, who spent two different stints in his life living and working in Japan. The first time he was in the army, the second time, he was working … Read more

Don’t Speak

Don’t Speak, a Jade Harrington Novel, is quite the clever suspense tale. Set in the United States during an election season, focusing on the presidential race between a conservative party candidate who is a man and a progressive party candidate who is a woman (hmmm….), the author uses this as a surprisingly entertaining backdrop for a … Read more