First, the PSA. The U.S. election is Tuesday. If you are eligible to vote, and you haven’t voted yet, VOTE.
And now back to our regularly scheduled blogging. I had two books fall apart this week. I gave both of them Nancy Pearl’s “Rule of Fifty” and then gave up and went for something else. This week that won’t happen – these all look awesome. I have a much harder time making it through the serious books. I expect to get grabbed relatively early on, and I tend to expect a plot. Or at least a through storyline. Or something else I didn’t get. C’est la vie.
But speaking of serious books, this week is Veterans Day, or Remembrance Day in other countries. It’s a holiday that initially celebrated the end of World War I, but has been expanded to commemorate the service of all veterans, whether they served in war or peace, and whether they died in service to their country or survived to come home. Some years I write a column about the holiday. Sometimes I have a particularly apropos book, as I do this year. Howsomever, if you are looking for something fictional particularly to commemorate Remembrance Day, I highly recommend the marvelous short story collection, A Fall of Poppies.
Not giving anything away this week. Two giveaways next week!
A Review: Shadowed Souls edited by Jim Butcher and Kerrie L. Hughes
B+ Review: Let it Snow by Jeanette Grey
A- Review: Death Warmed Over by Kevin J. Anderson
A- Review: Through Uncharted Space by Anna Hackett
B+ Review: Rejected Princesses: Tales of History’s Boldest Heroines, Hellions & Heretics by Jason Porath
Stacking the Shelves (209)
Coming Next Week:
Belle Chasse by Suzanne Johnson (blog tour review)
Love Literary Style by Karin Gillespie (blog tour review)
Flying Through Fire by Nina Croft (review)
Warrior by Anna Hackett (review)
Grunt by Mary Roach (review)