Enjoy the rest of the weekend!
Things I learned yesterday: There’s a world series for Little League. Who knew? I watched a few minutes of the game between Japan and Panama while I was warming up at the gym.
I have a review of the novel by V.R. Christensen, Of Moths and Butterflies, up at The Dark Globe. For you photographers out there, The Dark Globe is having a photography contest in August. To everyone who read through and commented on my post from last night, thank you. I have indeed gone the direction of the scrap and am finally feeling more productive and creative than I have in awhile. Thanks everyone!
Are you a Pantser, Plotter, Adventurer, or Strategist? Let me know at The Dark Globe.
Moving is hard work. Moving into a house is even harder work. Finally, it’s starting to look like a place where people live and not a pack of hoarders. In the meantime, here’s a book review for The Fall of Hyperion by Dan Simmons, sequel to Hyperion, posted at The Dark Globe. And here’s a picture of a slug in a drawer. We found it in our kitchen.
I read this book a few weeks ago and reviewed it here. I found this book to be really sad and I think the level of sadness in it kept me from really enjoying it. I think other people would have vastly different experience because of that.
In case you guys were suspicious that I love absolutely everything I read, here is a review for you. I reviewed Kim Stanley Robinson’s The Years of Rice and Salt at the Dark Globe. I thought the book was overall just so-so, but click through to the review to see more.
More dystopian YA!!!
Veronica Roth is 23. There is hope for us yet. New, young authors are still emerging and the best-seller list isn’t just the province of older, established writers. Veronica Roth, you are my new home girl.
I’m over at The Dark Globe discussing The Adoration of Jenna Fox. ‘Twas a quick, fun read, yet thoughtful.
I’m over talking about Tolkien at the Dark Globe today. For those of who have been wondering what I’m doing over at the Dark Globe and what that means for isleofbooks, keep reading. For my own blog, I’m not planning to do anything differently. This will still be a blog devoted to rave reviews about books along with author spotlights, series spotlights, literature readings out and about in San Diego, general musings about writing, and the newly hatched poetry features. Some of who click around in the tabs or look at my Goodreads will notice that I read a lot more than I post about. Because I don’t intend this blog to be a place for general book reviews (see the About section), I don’t review a lot of what I read. So that’s what I’m doing at the Dark Globe, talking about the other books that were good/great, but didn’t make me want to buy a hundred copies and leave it on people’s doorsteps.