Book Reviews


Other than classics, I’ve read mostly fantasy (my top picks still being LOTR, Patricia McKillip, and Terry Pratchett), although I’ve read many of the pivotal science fiction works such as Foundation, Hitchhiker’s Guide, Dune, and Stranger in a Strange Land.

I like history enough that I’ll read it straight, especially biographies, and I enjoy historical fiction, although I like historical fantasy even better. I tend to shy away from too much explicit sex, and I don’t read erotica at all. I’m not a good choice to review a book that is actively hostile to any major religion or treats women as objects a la Bond. I won’t read anything that whitewashes rape or abuse.

The good news is that I won’t post a negative review, so you have nothing to lose by asking me. I just won’t finish the book. Life is too short to read books I don’t like.


Abendau’s Heir by Jo Zebedee

A Thing of Beauty by Bianca Schwarz

Christmas Yet to Come by Marian Perrera

Catling’s Bane by D. Wallace Peach

The Edge of Nowhere, by C.H. Armstrong

Inish Carraig by Jo Zebedee

Magic’s Stealing by Stephanie Flint

Normalish by Margaret C. Lesh

Suiko and the Puzzle Box

8 comments on “Book Reviews
  1. I like that you’ve established your boundaries.

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  2. It looks like we share tastes in books, Cathleen. Lots of great authors there, and of course Tolkien is my favorite, too 🙂

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  3. Sorry these two comments slipped under my radar. I haven’t checked this page in a while. Book reviews are something I need to do more often. 🙂


  4. Ann Coleman says:

    Have you ever tried any of Andrew Taylor’s historical mysteries? I like some of his books more than others, but he’s a very good writer.

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  5. Hi Cathleen. Are you doing book reviews? Your books look great and covers as well.

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