Monthly Archive: July, 2013

The Devil’s Concubine by Jill Braden

Brief Summary:  QuiTai, the Devil’s concubine and crime mastermind is already playing a dangerous game—simultaneously placating the Devil while also scheming for the freedom of her people the Ponongese. But when Thampurian spy… Continue reading

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Brief Summary: The world has fallen apart, and most people live in great poverty, but for all there is always comfort in the simulated world of the OASIS. Wade, like many who spend… Continue reading

Aristeia: Tree of Liberty by Wayne Basta

Brief Summary: The war between the Union and the Alliance has come to its final battles, with both sides wondering how high the costs may be to win. The Tsundoku Scale: Middle of… Continue reading

Good Prose by Tracy Kidder and Richard Todd

Brief Summary: Two friends, a writer and his editor, talk about what makes good writing, and in doing so they present an intimate view into why writers love what they do. The Tsundoku… Continue reading

The Black Company by Glen Cook

Brief Summary:  The mercenary, rough sailors of the Black Company find themselves under the command of a new employer—a woman called The Lady, who may have darker plans for them than they could… Continue reading

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Brief Summary: Reporter Rebecca Skloot tells the improbable story of a woman, her cells, and the plethora of scientific discovery her cells have led to—all shadowed by the racism and medical neglect that… Continue reading