Tour of Hobbiton & Waitomo Glowworm Caves — Travel With Nano B.

While New Zealand’s South Island typically gets all the praise and glory, there is a lot to explore up in the north as well. We spent beautiful time discovering the city of Auckland, sampling wine on Waiheke Island, and hiking through the rain forest of Waitakere Range. Although, one place we were particularly anxious to […]…

Five Sci-Fi Books That Are More Relevant Now Than Ever — Tor.com

There’s an old saying that I’m certain you’ve heard before: “May you live in interesting times.” The phrase is a translation of a Chinese curse, because peace, harmony, all those niceties make for a dull existence. War, unrest, injustice—now that makes for interesting times. It’s like Orson Wells said in his famous speech in Carol […]…

Book Reviews: Acts of Generosity or Ego? — The Green Study

I recently rejoined Goodreads after a long absence and am pondering whether or not to write book reviews. I haven’t done so in the past, as a rule, for a number of reasons. The first reason is that I have a lot of writer friends, many of whom have written books. Some of those books […]…

February 17, 2018: Stargate possibilities — Josephmallozzi’s Weblog

https://videopress.com/embed/h2BFH68L?hd=0&autoPlay=0&permalink=0&loop=0 I know, I know. You’re sitting there, re-reading yesterday’s blog entry, thinking to yourself: “Surely rebooting the franchise wouldn’t be that big a deal. The longtime fans who invested so much in those 17 seasons of television history – the characters, the technology, the worlds created for SG-1, Atlantis, and Universe – would get…

CROSSTALK by Connie Willis, Book Review — Booklover Book Reviews

Crosstalk Synopsis Briddey is about to get exactly what she thinks she wants . . . Briddey is a high-powered exec in the mobile phone industry, overseeing new products from concept (‘anything to beat the new apple phone’) to delivery. And she works with her wonderful partner, Trent. They’ve been together for six magical weeks,… via…

F*ck You Your Honor by Craig Chambers

F*ck You Your Honor by Craig Chambers Story Summary Attorney Darwyn “Wyn” VanWye is down on his luck. He squats in a foreclosed government-owned HUD home and conducts his law practice over his smart phone from a sports bar. While attempting to reconcile with Amalia, his Argentine ex-wife, so his excessive alimony payments can be terminated, Judge…

The Room by the Lake by Emma Dibdin — Bookliterati book review

Synopsis: When Caitlin left London for New York, she thought she’d left her problems behind: her alcoholic father, her dead mother, the unrelenting pressure to succeed. But now, down to her last dollar in a strange city, she is desperately lonely. Then she finds Jake. Handsome, smart, slightly damaged Jake. And he wants her […] via…

How can bookstores reinvent themselves? — A Better Man

Amazon has come in to drive bookstores out of business. But is there hope for the traditional bookstores yet? Perhaps. Here at La Casa Azul Bookstore, which is so well known for its collection of Latino literature that it has drawn Junot Díaz and Sandra Cisneros for special book readings, the innovative mix of offerings […]…