Can AI Dream of Electric Sheep? || The Ghost and the Machine Review

Can AI Dream of Electric Sheep? || The Ghost and the Machine Review

Initial Thoughts: I've always been wary of AI, but then an AI mixed in with a different personality complex? Yeah, definitely worth wars being fought over. THE GHOST AND THE MACHINE by L.B. Garrison May 2020 Science fiction Rated: 3.5 / 5 cookies Desperate to pay off her debts, Mandy agrees to have her mind [...]

Bookcon 2019 Wrap-Up

Bookcon 2019 Wrap-Up

Third time's the charm! Honestly, it feels like it's been forever since I've started going to Bookcon, but come to think of it, it's really only been the three years so far! This time around, though, instead of just going the one day on Saturday, my friend Meg and I booked tickets for both days. [...]

Russian Folklore Galore || The Bear and the Nightingale Review

Russian Folklore Galore || The Bear and the Nightingale Review

Initial Thoughts: This was the type of book you needed to read in a slow pace beside the crackling of a fireplace. No, seriously, it's very reminiscent of old-world storytelling, and it was just so damn lovely. And lyrical. And filled with Russian fae-folk. And a badass girl who is not afraid to stare Death [...]

A Russian Historical Fairy Tale || Blood Red, Snow White Review

A Russian Historical Fairy Tale || Blood Red, Snow White Review

Initial Thoughts:  I will say that I enjoyed this book, though I find the marketing summaries for it are completely off-base. Yes, it says it's a fairy tale, but it's not based on anything recognizable, and it's not exactly filled with fairy or fantasy-like elements. Yes, it's a historical fiction previously published in 2007 (also, weirdly enough, as [...]