This year’s winner of Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction

I do enjoy finding an award given in a genre I often read. Another place for another gem. http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/debut-author-wins-2019-harper-lee-prize-for-legal-fiction-with-immigrants-story Debut author wins 2019 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction with refugees' story By Amanda Robert July 18, 2019, 3:10 pm CDT “The Boat People is a spellbinding and timely novel that provokes a deeply compassionate … Continue reading This year’s winner of Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction

B&N running a fire sale on Nooks and Nook accessories

Even before Amazon Kindle became the juggernaut it still is, I was concerned about the longevity and support by B&N for Nook devices. They have not been discontinued and B&N now has a new owner. Whether this sale is a predicate toward exiting the business is unknown. https://goodereader.com/blog/barnes-and-noble-nook-ereader-news/barnes-and-noble-is-having-a-firesale-on-nook-and-accessories Barnes and Noble is having a firesale … Continue reading B&N running a fire sale on Nooks and Nook accessories

Sci-fi/fantasy books to look for in September

https://www.polygon.com/2019/9/1/20842068/science-fiction-fantasy-books-recommendations-september-stan-lee-game-annalee-newitz-margaret-atwood Am always pleased to find a new (to me) place with lists of new (or even older) sci-fi/fantasy novels worth finding. This one looks fine. https://www.polygon.com/2019/9/1/20842068/science-fiction-fantasy-books-recommendations-september-stan-lee-game-annalee-newitz-margaret-atwood 13 New science fiction and fantasy books to check out this September Strange tales of suspense to astonish you By Andrew Liptak Sep 1, 2019, 10:00am EDT   … Continue reading Sci-fi/fantasy books to look for in September

10 of the best standalone fantasy novels

As you know, I'm an absolute sucker for book lists. I never run into one that doesn't either point out something new or something I'd forgotten that's good to remember. https://theportalist.com/best-standalone-fantasy-books? 10 of the Best Standalone Fantasy Books These magical fantasy reads prove sometimes less is more. PROMOTED BY OPEN ROAD MEDIA By Stephen Lovely Fantasy is … Continue reading 10 of the best standalone fantasy novels

Is there anything wrong with watching the same shows or reading the same books again instead of something new?

I think even the most adventurous of us occasionally likes comfort consumption, just like we like comfort food. https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2019/8/22/20826617/harry-potter-the-office-netflix-rewatching-binge-comfort-show In defense of reading the same book over and over again Why we revisit old favorites — like Harry Potter — so often. By Rebecca Jennings@rebexxxxa Aug 22, 2019, 8:10am EDT   A Harry Potter reader … Continue reading Is there anything wrong with watching the same shows or reading the same books again instead of something new?

Books have infinite value when they are rare

Knowing that you can read whatever you want wherever you want in a variety of formats is something we take very much for granted. The wonders contained between covers have to be protected and preserved however, and this is a story about people who cared enough to risk their lives for them. https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/how-a-group-of-syrian-residents-assembled-a-secret-library? How a … Continue reading Books have infinite value when they are rare

Women Sweep the Hugo Awards (again)

Awards season is a great time to add to your TBR (to be read) list. A link to a review of Kowal's Lady Astronaut works is at the end of the first article, but beware -- it contains spoilers. https://www.theverge.com/2019/8/19/20812571/hugo-award-2019-winners-worldcon-mary-robinette-kowal-best-novel-into-the-spider-verse Women swept the Hugo Awards — again Honoring the best science fiction and fantasy literature … Continue reading Women Sweep the Hugo Awards (again)