Saturday, November 12, 2016

Down the Stream of Stars by Jeffrey A. Carver

Down the Stream of Stars (Starstream, #2)Down the Stream of Stars by Jeffrey A. Carver
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Mystery and wonder among the stars!

I'd read Carver in years past, but picked him up recently thanks to some e- and audio book promotions. His books are intriguing and refreshing - I'm glad to have them in my library!

This is space opera, of a sort - a very different from the action of Starstream #1 - I enjoyed this (and the rigger universe stories) simply because they are so different than other stories and series (from Vorkosigan to Star Trek/Wars). He's created a vast history and universe to explore, and I'm enjoying all of them. Will there be a #3?

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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Donut Cry For Me by Liv Augusta

Donut Cry For MeDonut Cry For Me by Liv Augusta
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

One of the benefits of reading on a Kindle is being able to carry a library in my hand wherever I go (the downside is that sometimes having soooo many books means you don't finish them as quickly as you might if you were only carrying one book around). That library-in-hand has meant that I can carry all sorts of books from SF to mystery to reference to... poetry! For some reason I've especially enjoyed (even memorizing) Emily Dickinson. So I was happy to add this volume to my portable library, both because it was more poetry *and* because it was by my daughter.

This was a particularly poignant entry - a perfect word picture and memory:

“Pictures old photographs hang on the wall of loved ones: far away, long since moved or recently deceased. i dread each new picture that joins, the clips and my heart already sagging from the weight of loss. Mac & Cheese gathered around the kitchen counter, we share dinner of macaroni and cheese. we share dinner, my parents and i, as though no time had passed, the same plates holding the noodles as when i was just learning to hold a fork.”
― Liv Augusta, Donut Cry For Me

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