Calm before the nerd storm: September 2019 Recap

It’s been a difficult month in terms of getting anything actually done, to the point where I’ve had to step back from some things and use my time to just breathe, regroup and try to focus on the next thing, and hope to return to the unfinished things when the brain weasels will allow it. But if there’s going to be time to breathe, it’s probably good that it was now. October is a day away, and I’ve got things

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Outreach and outrage: The Poison Song Read-along, Part 2

Vintage and Agent Chenlo make it to Tygrish, where they immediately clash with its newly crowned queens. Meanwhile, some very unexpected trouble is in store for our battle-ready heroes as they attempt to take on a very mission-oriented Hestillion… Deep breaths. Let’s discuss The Poison Song. SPOILERS FOLLOW FOR CHAPTERS 10 THROUGH 19.

Dark days: The Poison Song Read-along, Part 1

Today we’re FINALLY returning to the world of Sarn, for the finale of the Winnowing Flame trilogy by Jen Williams. It may be overdue, but my enthusiasm has not waned – and neither has, it seems, the author’s knack for making me feel all the things. It’s going to be one hell of a ride. Let’s discuss The Poison Song. SPOILERS FOLLOW FOR CHAPTERS 1 THROUGH 9.

Refresh: July 2019 Recap

So the weather’s gotten abominably warm, to the point where I’m hydrating more than I’ve ever hydrated before. On the plus side, I’m on a wonderful streak of reading amazing books, and with August on the doorstep, Worldcon is that much closer! Let’s look at what July got done, and take a look ahead at some fun things coming soon!

Appearances can be deceiving: The Bitter Twins Read-along, Part 4

Tor and Noon go looking for answers, and only find more questions. Hestillion seizes the chance for more power, and finds herself making an irrevocable move. And Vintage is up to her eyes in political trouble. Everything’s fine here, how are you? Let’s discuss The Bitter Twins. Spoilers follow for chapters 35 through 46.

The course of true love: The Bitter Twins, Part 3

  It’s time for another round of playing catch-up, and today I am (desperately) catching up with the Read-along for The Bitter Twins! I left things at Part 3 (AKA chapters 23 to 34) of the book, in which a lot of the focus seems to be on various characters’ relationships – mostly romantic, though not very secure … for various reasons. Nothing is OK. Nothing. Let’s discuss The Bitter Twins. (With spoilers!)

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Dear Geek Place is my new home on the internet, though I've been around here before - I am the blogger formerly known as @EffingRainbow. Here, you can still find reviews of science fiction and fantasy books, but hopefully more besides, as I throw myself cheerfully out into the world and attempt to chronicle my experiences, one adventure at a time.

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