Afterparty by Daryl Gregory

It’s future!Canada! And in future!Canada drugs can be printed on paper! And then you eat them. And then you see God. Literally. Numinous is a tricky drug; it changes the chemicals (or something) in your brain so you hallucinate religion. It’s like zombies, but they’re high on god instead of turning living corpses. What I loved most was that the whole book is a kind of meditation on religion and spirituality and if believing in Read More …

Unreliable flappers: The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell (+ giveaway!)

I love flappers and mysteries and mysteries with flappers, so when I was given the opportunity to join in a blog tour for The Other Typist, which has all those things, I jumped at it! The narrator, Rose, is unreliable like woah. I feel weird about not believing someone who is presented as a victim, but her narrative voice is very hinky. She just oozes “I am lying and/or delusional,” so I pretty much automatically Read More …

REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: Historical Heartthrobs: 50 Timeless Crushes—From Cleopatra to Camus

The only thing I love more than history is the people who lived it! And I especially love books who go beyond what you’d expect from a history book. Like a quirky who’s who of hotness, Historical Heartthrobs has a ton of interesting people in it. It starts with Cleopatra and ends with Benazir Bhutto, and between those two are some amazing mini-biographies. There’s a good mix of people here, both good and bad. I Read More …