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Book Reviews

Pancake Sex Book Club: “Shadowshaper”

May 23, 2016 |

This month, we read “Shadowshaper” by Daniel José Older. In other exciting news, we all liked it! Thanks, as usual, to our friends at BlankShowCast for hosting the book club.



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Review: ‘A Field Guide to the F Word’: In a Word? Meh

April 12, 2016 |

(I received a free copy of “A Field Guide to the F Word” by Ben Parker in exchange for my honest review. The book was published Jan. 5, 2016, by Valley Press, an imprint of Lone Wolf Consortium.)

If there … Read More

Pancake Sex Book Club: “Sorcerer to the Crown” by Zen Cho

April 7, 2016 |

Pancake Sex Book Club talks Zen Cho’s delightful “Sorcerer to the Crown,” which was my pick. Mostly, we just gush about how great Prunella is—because she’s seriously fantastic.

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10 Second Reviews: Nebula Awards Edition

March 29, 2016 |

In my English major days, I read a lot of short stories. I have multiple editions of the “Norton Anthology of Short Fiction” sitting on my bookshelf. After I switched majors, however, I fell away from reading shorter fiction. But … Read More

Ten Second Reviews: Space Edition

March 25, 2016 |

My favorite space stories, in no particular order.

“The Jaunt” by Stephen King: A short story about the history of teleportation. This story has haunted my nightmares for the last 20 years.

“Old Man’s War” by John Scalzi: My favorite … Read More

Ten Second Reviews: Too Much Travel Edition

February 26, 2016 |

I did a lot of flying last month. Here are some tasty tidbits that helped me pass the time.

Snap Judgment: Run, do not walk, and listen to this piece on Girl Scout Cookies. I laughed out loud on a … Read More

Review: Girl of Myth and Legend

February 24, 2016 |

[I received a free copy of “Girl of Myth and Legend” by Giselle Simlett in exchange for my honest review.]

Trigger warning: This book includes descriptions of suicide and its effects.


The concept of “Girl of Myth and Legend” … Read More

Books Make the Best Gifts

December 16, 2015 |

I have always been a giant book nerd.

I have vivid memories of spending the summer between my junior and senior years of high school curled up on my bed reading “War and Peace” for fun. (Shut up, Russian lit … Read More

‘Magekiller’ is the Dragon Age Comic I Never Knew I Wanted

December 8, 2015 |

(I received a free copy of “Dragon Age: Magekiller No. 1” from Dark Horse Comics in exchange for my honest review.)


It starts with blood.

If we believe what the templars say, it always will, at least when it … Read More

Review: “These Vicious Masks” aka Superhero Jane Austen

December 2, 2015 | | 2 Comments

(I received a free copy of “These Vicious Masks” by Tarun Shanker and Kelly Zekas in exchange for my unbiased review. The YA novel is due to come out Feb. 9, 2016.)


What would Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” … Read More