A Master of Djinn: Review

Start: December 8, 2021 Finish: December 20, 2021 Synopsis: Cairo, 1912: Though Fatma el-Sha’arawi is the youngest woman working for the Ministry of Alchemy, Enchantments, and Supernatural Entities, she’s certainly not a rookie, especially after preventing the destruction of the universe last summer. So when someone murders the members of a secret brotherhood dedicated to […]

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April Reads

Another month, another (small) list of books. I put this post off from a few extra days because I hoped to finish one extra book before publishing this. But I have a while to go until I finish ‘Self-Editing for Fiction Writers’ so I’m putting that in the May Reads post. April went by in […]

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August TBR List

As a kid and teen, I was a fast reader and could knock out lengthy books in a week or two. Now that I’m an adult, I seem to struggle to read even one title in a month. So for now, these lists will feature three or four books. But I hope over time, I’ll be able to stretch them out to five, six or even seven books.

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A Writer’s Journal: April

April was such a good month for me. Despite not finishing the first Camp NaNoWriMo challenge of the year, I still have a rough beginning for my new novel. I’ll be honest, most of it is crap and will either be edited out or heavily revised in future drafts. But it’s still a start and that was my biggest goal for this month.

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Once & Future: Review

The greatest strength of this story is its inclusivity..This book seeks to normalize many things that our current world either ignores or dismisses, while also poking fun of many of the harmful “-isms” some people still desperately cling to…

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The Stone Sky: Review

Also, I want to take the time to acknowledge that Jemisin is a hardworking writer. I believe these books were all published within a year of one another and I’d like to imagine that she had everything nicely outlined and planned out before beginning the first draft. But it’s still impressive that she managed to publish three, phenomenal, award-winning books in such a short amount of time!

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The Obelisk Gate: Review

Set in the Stillness once again, The Obelisk Gate, primarily follows two characters, Essun and her missing daughter Nassun, though there are brief interludes from Hoa, the stone-eater who follows Essun. (Read the first book to learn why Damaya and Syenite “disappear” from the narrative.)

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