Genre: a poetry collection exploring the freedom of Self/Inspiration 5 Stars Magnificent prose of self discovery and freedom This collection of poetry, I say these things to myself by Linathi Makanda is a remarkable work of words. The words almost dance across the pages, filled with emotions and self-love. I enjoyed reading this collection and entering the mind of this prolific poet. Such a wonderful read. My favorite was The Dinner Table, which part of it says, "I am plenty.
Genre: Post-Apocalyptic Fantasy/Space Opera 4 Stars Enjoyed this story! What a well told story in Endeavor's run by Tobin Marks. I've read work from Marks before, and I enjoyed that story as well. Enjoy seems a simple word, but I take it to mean a lot. Humanity was destroyed, extinct to be exact. Though it was almost forever ago, it doesn't seem like that long ago, but somehow, out of the dust, life will always become life, and there is a new world of humanity. But it's not j
Full Title: Alternative Ulster Noir: Northern Irish Crime Stories Inspired by Northern Irish Music with Contributing Authors: Kelly Creighton, Colin Bateman, James Murphy, Sharon Dempsey, Gerard Brennan, Stuart Neville, Simon Maltman Genre: Short Stories/Culture/Music 5 Stars A Grand Collection of Stories What a wonderful idea for a collection. Gather writers and tell them to write a Northern Irish Crime story, that is also based on Northern Irish Music. And, indeed, what sto
Full Title: Donna Y Ferris - We’ve Got to Stop Meeting Like This: A Memoir of Missed Connections 4 Stars Great Read What a fantastically written memoir in We’ve Got to Stop Meeting Like This: A Memoir of Missed Connections by Donna Y Ferris. This is the first book of this author's that I've read, and I enjoyed it. I like memoirs and biographies, and when they are told from the author's perspective, the reader can learn a lot about someone's "not-so-perfect" life, but one that
5 Stars Superbly Supernatural What a superbly written story in Ravine LeReux by E. Denise Billups. I have become a big fan of this author! The characters were intense, secretive, and realistic. This author brings the story to life. Ravine was an unforgettable character, and her life was already changed when her parents disappeared, but now she has to figure out if the same fate touched her aunt and uncle. "Ravine breathes deep, removes a crumpled envelope from her purse ... T