Monthly Archives: October 2009

Soulless, by Gail Carriger

Book Recommendation: Soulless, by Gail Carriger. This alt-Victorian steampunk romp was a hoot, and I say that as someone who is not particularly taken with steampunk. Well-crafted, with tongue firmly in cheek. Miss Alexia Tarabotti is a spinster with a rare talent: her lack of soul allows her to neutralize the super…natural. Vampires go fangless and werewolves furless upon her… (more…)

Recommendation (YA): Wake, by Lisa McMann

Janie fears the sleep of others, because what they dream, she must see. In Wake, the first book of the series, Janie struggles to maintain what little life she is able, as she begins to learn some small measure of control. The unusual writing style serves the book very… well. I was sucked in by page two. It’s a quick… (more…)

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Multimedia message Originally uploaded by frykitty Oops. I’m uploading a bunch of stuff from my phone to flickr, and accidentally blogged this.

Some Girls Bite, by Chloe Neill

Today’s pararom/UF recommendation (like I’ll do this every day): Some Girls Bite by Chloe Neill. Clear writing, an interesting world, and fun, memorable characters support this Urban Fantasy. Merit had the life she wanted, but it was swept away when a vampire saved her from the brink of death. Can she make the best of it, or will she go… (more…)


Couldn’t sleep in Coos Bay for the damned cough I’ve developed. And possibly because I was lonesome. Note to self: ten days is a little too long to be away from home. Anyway, I laupered myself back to Portland in the wee hours. Got here before the Spousal Unit was up for work. Got whined at and snuggled by a… (more…)

Prehistoric gardens

Prehistoric gardens Originally uploaded by frykitty

From the top of the sky trail

From the top of the sky trail Originally uploaded by frykitty

Trail of tall tales

Trail of tall tales Originally uploaded by frykitty

Cathedral tree

Cathedral tree Originally uploaded by frykitty

Trees of mystery

Trees of mystery Originally uploaded by frykitty