Author Archives: lydias

Mending Fences: A Review of A Prayer for the Crown-Shy

Title: A Prayer for the Crown-Shy Author: Becky Chambers Publisher: Tor Books Publication Date: July 12, 2022 Genres: Science Fiction, Utopia Length: 160 pages Source: I borrowed it from my local library. Rating: 5 Stars Blurb: After touring the rural areas of Panga, Sibling Dex (a Tea Monk of some renown) and Mosscap (a robot… Read More

Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge: My Ideal Bookcase

Hosted by Long and Short Reviews. Click here to read everyone else’s replies to this week’s question and here to see the full list of topics for the year. This week’s topic was “show us your bookcases.” While I do technically own one bookcase, it’s filled with clothes, random knickknacks, spare charging cords for our… Read More

Gentle Science Fiction: A Review of A Psalm for the Wild-Built

Note: I’m (finally) reviewing the first book in the Monk & Robot series today and will review the sequel next week. Stay tuned!  Title: A Psalm for the Wild-Built (Monk & Robot #1) Author: Becky Chambers Publisher: Tor Books Publication Date: July 13, 2021 Genres: Science Fiction, Utopia Length: 160 pages Source: I borrowed it… Read More

Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge: Describe a Perfect Weekend Getaway

Hosted by Long and Short Reviews. Click here to read everyone else’s replies to this week’s question and here to see the full list of topics for the year. This is a trip I’ve been dreaming about ever since I first read the Anne of Green Gables series by L.M. Montgomery.  Maybe someday a version… Read More

The Healer: A Review of Sweet Basil

Title: Sweet Basil – A Firethorn Chronicles Short Story Author: Lea Doué Publisher: Butterwing Publishing (Self-Published) Publication Date: August 30, 2021 Genres: Fantasy, Historical Length: 24 pages Source: I received a free copy from the author Rating: 3 Stars Blurb: Hiding from sorcerer hunters, Marisol travels in search of those she can help with her dangerous gift… Read More

Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge: Character in a Book You’d Love to Meet and Why

Hosted by Long and Short Reviews. Click here to read everyone else’s replies to this week’s question and here to see the full list of topics for the year. There are countless characters from books out there who would make a memorable first impression. For this week’s prompt, I used the following criteria to narrow… Read More

Top Ten Tuesday: Book Covers That Feel Like Summer

Hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl This was such a fun and easy prompt to do! Summer makes me think of ice cream, cookouts, picnics, sand, sunscreen, swimming, beaches, sandals, swimsuits, and more. I tried to incorporate as many different types of these images and similar images into my response as possible. No, I have… Read More

Sensing Something Wrong: A Review of The Wendigo

Title: The Wendigo Author: Algernon Blackwood Publisher: Eveleigh Nash Publication Date: 1910 (and republished on April 21, 2022) Genres: Fantasy, Horror, Historical Length: 74 pages Source: I received a free copy from the author. Rating: 5 Stars Blurb: Algernon Blackwood’s “The Wendigo” tells the story of a camping trip in the Canadian wilderness that goes… Read More