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Review of Iron Edda: Sveidsdottir

| August 16, 2017

My latest review is up at Mad Scientist Journal today. This one is for a Norse steampunk fantasy novel that was funded through a Kickstarter a few years ago. It’s been waiting on my Kindle for quite some time, but I only just got to read it! You can check out my review here!

Review of Starfall

| August 9, 2017

My latest review for Mad Scientist Journal is Jessie Kwak’s novella, Starfall. It’s the first in a series of novellas, but the second is already out, in case you’re the type who doesn’t want to wait to read the sequel. You can check out my review here!

Mini-Reviews of Comic Books

| August 2, 2017

My comic book stack has gotten ridiculous, so I’ve been reading some of them before I go to bed, when I’m not reading a book that I need to review. While I haven’t posted many in the past week, since I’ve been travelling and didn’t bring my comics with me, I’ve been writing some mini-reviews […]

Review of The Refrigerator Monologues

| July 26, 2017

My latest review is up at Mad Scientist Journal. You can read about my thoughts on The Refrigerator Monologues by Catherynne Valente. The quick synopsis? This book is brutal and challenging and also beautiful and a must-read! Check out the full review here!

Book Recommendation: Ink Calls to Ink

| July 19, 2017

Today, I’m recommending a book that I read a few years ago. This is one where I wrote a review as well, which you can find at Mad Scientist Journal. But even though the book has been out for a while (my review is almost two years old now), it’s one that’s worth checking out […]

Book Recommendation: School of Sight

| July 12, 2017

Every so often, I read a book that I don’t wind up writing a review for, for whatever reason. In this case, I think it was because I was busily scrambling to pull together the pieces of my own book. But if you’re looking for a fun urban fantasy read, School of Sight will deliver. There […]

Review of Cassilda’s Song

| July 5, 2017

I’ve got a new review up at Mad Scientist Journal today, this time for Cassilda’s Song, an anthology of 18 stories in the King in Yellow mythos by women authors. Check out my review to learn more about it!

Free Books to Review from Apex Book Company

| June 28, 2017

I’ve currently got a stack of books about a mile high to review (or they would be, if they weren’t all on my Kindle!), but if you’re looking for an excellent way to a) read new books, b) FOR FREE, and c) help out authors in the process, check out the Apex Book Company’s Minions Read […]

Review of Call of Cthulhu: A Coloring Book

| June 21, 2017

While I mostly review fiction, sometimes I get really interesting things that aren’t fiction, per se. In this case, I got a copy of the Chaosium coloring book, Call of Cthulhu. You can read my thoughts on it, along with the thoughts of my friend and MSJ illustrator Shannon (aka Red), at Mad Scientist Journal today. And […]

Book Recommendation: The “Wonderful” Wizard of Futhermucking Oz

| June 14, 2017

If you’re looking for a book that is both hilarious and completely irreverent, you’ve found it. Matt Youngmark’s The “Wonderful” Wizard of Futhermucking Oz is a fantastic read that is likely to keep you laughing the whole way through. You can find it on Amazon, and if you want to find out more about it, check […]