Five Questions: Elizabeth Guizzetti, author of The Grove

Check out Joe Follansbee’s awesome blog where I was interviewed with 5 questions.

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Elizabeth Guizzetti author photo Elizabeth Guizzetti is author of three sci-fi and fantasy novels, including Other Systems and The Grove.

I’m starting a new occasional feature on my blog called Five Questions. I’ll ask an author five interesting questions and post their answers. Check out the answer for the bonus question! My inaugural guest is Elizabeth Guizzetti, a personal friend whom I met through a sci-fi and fantasy writers group in Seattle. Elizabeth loves to write science fiction, horror and fantasy with a bit of social commentary mixed in, not always intentionally. Her 2012 debut novel, Other Systems, was a finalist for the 2016 Canopus Award. Her most recent novel, The Grove, is on sale now.

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Sunday Book Review: The Cat, The Devil and Lee Fontana and The Fourth Piece

In this episode, I reviewed two books which were very different, yet had the same issue with the ending, just stopping.

The Cat, The Devil, and Lee Fontana by Shirley Rossuae and Pat JJ Murphy is a bit repetitive, but has compelling stories in a two-part narrative. 2 Stars (It would have been a 3 star, but they didn’t tell me on the cover that it was part of a series.)

The Fourth Piece by E. Ardell: Was a little nervous going into it since its YA, but I enjoyed this novel a great deal. Wonderful fast pacing, lots of action. Danger dripped from the prose. All four of the POV characters had their own unique voices. It was well written and I like the straightforward way E. Ardell uses description.  4 Stars

Jet City Here I come…

This weekend I will be at Artist Alley Table 007  and on The Ladies of Literature Panel at 3-3:45pm at Jet City Comic Book Show: A Back to Basics Comic Book Show.

Tacoma Convention & Trade Center
1500 Broadway
Tacoma, WA 98402

Nov. 5-6, 2016
10am to 5pm Both Days

Sunday Book Review: Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon Wrapup

In this video, I explain while I am glad I tried Dewey’s 24-hour Read-a-thon, I realized reading like that just isn’t for me and I review the three books I read that Saturday.
The House of Small Shadows by Adam Nevill, a very British horror novel. Slightly slow paced, but beautiful details. 5 stars.
I am Providence by Nick Mamatas A great Lovecraftian Murder Mystery and a satire of the convention scene and fandom at large. 4 stars
The Edgar Allan Poe Collection Audio Book read by Vincent Price and Basil Rathbone 5 stars

 

Sunday Book Review: Binti and America Again and READATHON announcement.

This week I read Binti by Nnedi Okorafor and America Again by Stephen Colbert. As always I say what I liked and didn’t like about each book.

Nebula and Hugo Winner, Binti is a coming of age novella that follows a 16 year-old-girl as she leaves home to go to the university and ends up a prisoner of an alien race, the Meduse. Ultimately though there was a lot I enjoyed in Binti, I felt the setup felt a little lopsided as Okorafor explored Binti’s culture in depth, while every other human was unimportant. Otherwise this is a great allegory novella with layers of meaning with an intelligent hero who finds non-violent solutions to her and humanities problems.  4 stars

America Again is Stephen Colbert being Stephen Colbert from the Colbert Report. He explores topics such as gun control, food, the justice system and others. If you liked the character, you’ll like it. I got tired of the sarcasm. 3 stars.


A regular feature to my blog, Elizabeth’s Sunday Book Review, is simply a review of the book (or books) I read during the previous week on Sunday. Since I started adding videos, I started doing stars. I do say what I liked and didn’t like. You will notice that some will be independent titles, some will be mass market books, others will be classics. I write a review on whatever I read that week.

I’m in a Read-A-Thon tomorrow!

I am a reader for the Dewey’s 24Hour Read-a-thon. http://www.24hourreadathon.com/

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(I also donated a prize an e- copy of my latest novel, The Grove)

What is the 24 Hour Read-a-thon?

It’s sort of a reading challenge, only everyone participates at the same time. For 24 hours, people from all over the world read books, post in our blogs and various social media platforms about our reading, and visit other readers’ homes online.

Because I am in the Pacific Standard Time Zone, my start time is at 5 am Saturday Morning.

I will be checking in with tweets between books. I will be stopping for meal breaks as well as teaching a class in the afternoon. Then back to reading. Yes, I do plan on sleeping at points. My stop time is 4:49 am Sunday Morning.

I have seven books in my TBR List, let’s see how many I can get done 🙂

(Note: My Sunday Book Review will not include the Read-a-thon books. They will all be on next week’s video.)

 

 

 

 

Sunday Book Review: Warlock Holmes, The Last Keyhole & Cursed Pirate Girl

 

 

This week I read three books.
Warlock Holmes A Study in Brimstone, is a Sherlock Holmes Mystery/Dark Fantasy Mashup which I purchased during my last Barnes&Noble Book Haul.
The Last Keyhole is a cute children’s ghost story which I purchased from the author at GeekGirlCon last week. This is the first children’s book that I have reviewed.
Cursed Pirate Girl is the first volume of a beautiful graphic novel series which I purchased at Golden Age Collectables in Pike Place Market a couple years ago. This is a re-reading.


A regular feature to my blog, Elizabeth’s Sunday Book Review, is simply a review of the book (or books) I read during the previous week on Sunday. Since I started adding videos, I started doing stars. I do say what I liked and didn’t like. You will notice that some will be independent titles, some will be mass market books, others will be classics. I write a review on whatever I read that week.

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