12 Sci-fi riveting novels about pandemics

https://www.popsugar.com/entertainment/books-about-pandemics-47700522? For some people, the scariest science-fiction books involve alien attacks, rebellious robots, and malevolent technology. For others, sci-fi is truly at its best when it introduces an unseen killer: a deadly disease. While fictitious pandemic novels hit a little bit closer to home than tales of time travel and parallel universes because — unlike most anything written … Continue reading 12 Sci-fi riveting novels about pandemics

Cat names for your nerdy feline

https://theportalist.com/cat-names-for-your-nerdy-feline Cat Names for Your Nerdy Feline Searching for the right name for a new furry friend? Allow us to be of assistance. By Feliza Casano | Published Aug 10, 2017 There’s really nothing like a text from a friend that reads, “HELP ME NAME MY NEW KITTIES!” I’m the geeky type, as are most of my friends, so … Continue reading Cat names for your nerdy feline

11 ways to take advantage of Audible’s new and old features

https://gizmodo.com/11-tips-to-make-the-most-of-your-audible-subscription-1844946268 11 Tips to Make the Most of Your Audible Subscription David NieldTuesday 8:30AM Audible is one of the biggest names in audiobooks, and while you’ve probably mastered the basics of queueing up and listening to your purchased items, there might still be features you’ve yet to discover. Log into your account (or sign up for a … Continue reading 11 ways to take advantage of Audible’s new and old features

Tana French: another author fans hover for

The Essential Tana French If you want to brush up before her new novel arrives this fall, here’s your guide. By Janet Maslin July 29, 2020 Tana French has written seven novels, with an eighth due in October. There are important things they have in common. They’re superb. They’re set in Ireland. They pull you way … Continue reading Tana French: another author fans hover for

Try another sci-fi/fantasy series similar to Lord of the Rings

https://bookriot.com/books-like-lord-of-the-rings/ Ashlie Swicker Aug 26, 2019 In general, there is one BIG SERIES that people consider the pinnacle of mainstream fantasy, but modern readers are constantly looking for books like Lord of the Rings. Whether you’re not interested in Frodo’s journey or just wanting to read something else that scratches the same itch, books like Lord of … Continue reading Try another sci-fi/fantasy series similar to Lord of the Rings

A different list of Nordic noir novels

https://bookriot.com/nordic-noir-novels/ Sophia LeFevre Aug 31, 2020 We all have certain genres we turn to when we need an escape from everyday life. Recently, I’ve been picking up books that are dark and gritty, but removed enough from the current climate that it still feels like an “escape.” Currently, that means I have a big stack … Continue reading A different list of Nordic noir novels

How about an environmentalist cookbook?

Anyone who can help the broad population change its eating patterns away from environmentally destructive choices is to be applauded. https://bookriot.com/environmentalist-cookbooks/ Hassana Moosa Aug 25, 2020 Migrations by Charlotte McConaghy. A dark past. An impossible journey. The will to survive. For fans of Flight Behavior and Station Eleven, a novel set on the brink of … Continue reading How about an environmentalist cookbook?

Try reading a lesser-known classic

Many of these are new to me. Bet some of them are fresh titles for you as well. https://bookriot.com/100-must-read-lesser-known-classics/ Rebecca Hussey Aug 22, 2016 Everything about this post is subject to debate: what constitutes a “must-read” book? What does “lesser-known” mean? What exactly is a “classic”? Hell if I know. But I thought it would … Continue reading Try reading a lesser-known classic

Which books are selling most easily at used bookstores now

https://bookriot.com/17-books-that-sell-way-too-fast-at-used-bookstores/ Danika Ellis Aug 15, 2016 A funny thing about working at a used bookstore is that there is only so much control you have over your stock. You can select from what people bring in, but you can’t make more people bring you the books you want the most. Book buyers have to mentally … Continue reading Which books are selling most easily at used bookstores now

“H for Hawk” is a great price at Amazon, but look at this!

Helen Macdonald's earlier book "H for Hawk" has been recommended to me by many people over the years. I've found the adjustability of the font in Kindles to be an eyesaver but the library's ebook is not in Kindle format . Today, at least for me in the United States, the Kindle version is available … Continue reading “H for Hawk” is a great price at Amazon, but look at this!

In case you just want a quick read

From ever-reliable Bookbub... 15 New Fast-Paced Books to Binge This Weekend By Melissa FlandreauUpdated: August 21, 2020 6 min read Escaping into a good book is our favorite form of distraction. If you’re looking for a totally engrossing book to pass the time, we have just the list for you. From pulse-pounding thrillers to addictive … Continue reading In case you just want a quick read