“Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain.”
— Henry David Thoreau
The short: 3/5 ✦. The interesting premise doesn’t save this book from bland characters and flat writing.
Christmas is a season not only of rejoicing but of reflection.
— Winston Churchill
The short: 4/5 ✦. A funny, fascinating collection of letters between a book lover and a bunch of book sellers and how they all connect with and help each other.
“Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.”
― Mark Twain, Pudd’nhead Wilson
The short: 4.5/5 ✦. A truly amazing novel that takes every SF/F convention and turns it on its stereotypical head. There’s earthquakes, pain, rock creatures, sacrifice, Evil Earth, and multi-faceted characters who must battle for their very existence.