Thoughts on the Temeraire Series by Naomi Novik (Audiobooks)

I spent most of September listening to the Temeraire series by Naomi Novik, read by the marvelous Simon Vance. I borrowed it from my public library. About the Books: I already talked about the first book in this series, His Majesty’s Dragon. Rather than summarize each book, I’ll just say this series is basically the […]

Thoughts on “The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making” by Catherynne Valente

After reading many glowing reviews of The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne Valente, I knew I wanted to read it. A member of my book group was kind enough to lend me her copy. About the Book: At 12 years old, September is a precocious child. She […]

Thoughts on “His Majesty’s Dragon” by Naomi Novik (Audiobook)

One of my former coworkers was forever recommending Naomi Novik’s Temeraire series to customers. When I found out that Simon Vance, whose narrating prowess I had heard about but never experienced, read the entire series, I knew what my next audiobook would be. About the Book: Captain Will Laurence of the British Navy has no […]

Thoughts on “Savvy” by Ingrid Law (Audiobook)

A coworker from my old bookstore job loved Savvy by Ingrid Law enough that I heard it recommended many times over. When I needed an engaging audiobook for a recent bus trip, I decided to give Savvy a go. About the Book: Mississippi “Mibs” Beaumont is about to turn thirteen. This birthday may not be […]

Thoughts on “Peter and the Starcatchers” by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson (Audiobook)

After finishing Leviathan and Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld (reviews coming, I swear!), I wanted something in a similarly adventuresome vein. I’d been meaning to try the Starcatchers series, so I listened to the first one on audio. About the Book: Peter and the Starcatchers is a prequel of sorts to J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan. Peter […]