Thursday, January 18, 2018

Review:: Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? by Frans de Waal

Title: Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?
Author: Frans de Waal
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Once again, Frans de Waal comes forward to show us that the animal kingdom isn't how many perceive it. However, once again, his organization is a bit funky and I'm left feeling like I could have gotten more out of this.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Review:: Shadow and Steel, by JW Troemner

Title: Shadow and Steel
Author: JW Troemner
Series: Urban Dragon, #2
Rating: ★★★★☆


Mark of the Dragon

The first one wasn't enough. The second left me begging for more. Luckily, there is in fact, more to come. Also, cliffhanger much?

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Review:: Why Dogs Eat Poop, by Francesca Gould

Title: Why Dogs Eat Poop, and Other Useless or Gross Information About the Animal Kingdom
Author: Francesca Gould
Rating: ★★☆☆☆

While this book contains quite a few interesting animal facts, the science is wrong in bits, which is enough to get me to dump a book. Add in a whole bunch of ethical weirdness, and I couldn't wait until this thing was over.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Review:: Mark of the Dragon, by JW Troemner

Title: Mark of the Dragon
Author: JW Troemner
Series: Urban Dragon, #1
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Wellwritten, fast-paced, and food-for-thought, the biggest problem with its book is merely that it's simply too short. Luckily for me, there are more of them.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Review:: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, by Marie Kondo

Title: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
Author: Marie Kondo
Series: Magic Cleaning, #1
Rating: ★★★★☆

I have never really read a "self-help" book, but I promised my partner I'd read this one. I'm working on tidying our house -- something that seems insurmountable at times. After reading this, I actually feel motivated to clean.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Review:: The Tropic of Serpents, by Marie Brennan

Title: The Tropic of Serpents
Author: Marie Brennan
Series: The Memoirs of Lady Trent, #2
Rating: ★★★☆☆

A Natural History of Dragons

I needed a palate-cleanser after The Forever War, and the delight Marie Brennan gave me last time seemed like just the antidote I needed. I was right.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Review:: A Natural History of Dragons, by Marie Brennan

Title: A Natural History of Dragons
Author: Marie Brennan
Series: The Memoirs of Lady Trent, #1
Rating: ★★★☆☆

When a friend wanted a signed copy of The Tropic of Serpents, the sequel to this book, I gladly headed into the City for a reading. After the puppet show and artifacts, I definitely had my interest peaked in this novel; it promised to be something different. And something different it was, something delightfully different.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Review:: The Forever War, by Joe Haldeman

Title: The Forever War
Author: Joe Haldeman
Series: The Forever War, #1
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

I forgot I had already read this book. And I think Joe Haldeman forgot that gay people are real, and might actually read this book.