“It had taken one shot. The sound of it had echoed back off the buildings. Crows had lifted from a copse of trees nearby, wheeling and cawing in the sky before settling back down, as if killing was only a minor disturbance in their daily routine.”
“Life is beautiful and life is stupid. This is, in fact, widely regarded as a universal rule not less inviolable than the Second Law of Thermodynamics, the Uncertainty Principle, and No Post on Sundays. As long as you keep that in mind, and never give more weight to one than the other, the history of the galaxy is a simple tune with lyrics flashed on-screen and a helpful, friendly bouncing disco ball of all-annihilating flames to help you follow along.” – Space Opera by Catherynne M. Valente
“The sister who sees, leads the way
The brother who dreams, slays the beasts
The friend who travels, opens doors”
“a cup of room coffee,” Will said. “It’s terrible, tastes like chemicals and poison.” ― Charles Soule, The Oracle Year About From bestselling comic-book franchise writer Charles Soule comes a clever and witty first novel of a twentysomething New Yorker who wakes up one morning with the power to predict the future—perfect for fans of Joe Hill and Brad Meltzer, or books like This …
“part of Melanie, even with all that was going on in the lab, that hoped he’d stick around DC and give her a chance to see what he looked like wearing nothing but his handcuffs. There was only a part of her that had wanted Agent Rich to stay, however, because the bigger part of her wasn’t sure she’d ever want to leave her lab. These things were fucking incredible. And she’d started calling them “things” because she wasn’t sure they were really even spiders. At least not the way she’d come to think of spiders. There are thirty-five thousand species”
― Ezekiel Boone, The Hatching
Book and Music recommendations for TV lovers.
#musicmonday Music That Speaks to Me Sometimes a song, is more than a song. Lyrics I used to spend my nights out in a barroom Liquor was the only love I’ve known But you rescued me from reachin’ for the bottom And brought me back from being too far gone You’re as smooth as Tennessee whiskey You’re as sweet as …
The Magic of Librarians “God save me from the yearners. The insatiable, the inconsolable, the ones who chafe and claw against the edges of the world. No book can save them. (That’s a lie. There are Books potent enough to save any mortal soul: books of witchery, augury, alchemy; books with wand-wood in their spines and moon-dust on their pages; …
‘They call it a “New Earth”,’ said the young astrobiologist with exaggerated air-quotes, ‘but our findings actually suggest that Terra-Two is many millions of years older than our own Earth; truly, we’re living on Terra-Two.’
Interview with author Justin Travis Call on his novel, Master of Sorrows. The first novel in the tetralogy, The Silent Gods.