quick reads

The Robot Scientist’s Daughter, Jeannine Hall Gailey

My second from Alternating Current

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Currently Reading: Sandra Cisneros (Loose Woman Poems)

https://i0.wp.com/ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/510jjkcaAVL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_.jpgHaving read and become a fan of A House on Mango Street, there was little hesitation in acquiring this collection. At the time I read A House on Mango Street (high school) I wasn’t aware Cisneros also wrote poetry (or forgot). With my interest in poetry resurging and also wanting to tackle my neglected short reads, Loose Woman seemed ideal. In fact, I’m not sure why I didn’t grab it off my shelf sooner.

So far, I would say what has been said about the work isn’t fluff. Keep Reading

The Well Speaks of Its Own Poison, Maggie Smith

Thought a fun way of sharing my reviews for Alternating Current might be doing this…

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Review: Eric Henderson’s Stranded In Sunshine

Stranded in Sunshine

Stranded in Sunshine By Eric Henderson*
Publisher: Flickerlamp Publishing

Whenever I come across anything described as “unique,” my right eyebrow raises ever so slightly, but with respects to Henderson’s debut novel this is fair.

Stranded in Sunshine is the story of what happens when 11 people are invited to live in a recently abandoned shopping mall in order to create, a small sector of, civilization anew. While the premise may read as the plot to a reality show, it’s in the method Henderson chose to deliver the story that helps it earn its “unique” cred. Each chapter is through the eyes of a different character and plays out like a satirical soap opera.

“‘Forget technology, we’re starting… drum roll, please… A Better Place.’”

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