Hot Air: That Guardian Article on Terry Pratchett

By Heather A. **The opinions expressed here and other places around the internet are mine and do not reflect those of my employer, family, friends, inanimate objects that may become sentient, or plants.** In case you missed it, The Guardian posted an article from writer/ artist Jonathan Jones, berating Terry Pratchett’s works as mediocre and … Continue reading Hot Air: That Guardian Article on Terry Pratchett

New Releases: May 2015

It’s spring! The weather is beautiful. Cherry blossoms are in bloom. It’s the perfect time to read outdoors. So, grab one of these May releases, a blanket, and find the nearest grassy knoll. And Benadryl, ’cause allergies, ya know. The Book of Phoenix (Who Fears Death 0.1) by Nnedi Okorafor  — (Fantasy – DAW, May5, … Continue reading New Releases: May 2015

A Valentine's Reading List to Satisfy Cynics and Romantics

So, Valentine’s Day is this Saturday. We at 80 Books Blog understand that not everyone is looking forward to this particular holiday. We have mixed feelings ourselves. Wasn’t St. Valentine stoned to death as a heretic? Isn’t this just an excuse for Hallmark, florists, and Hershey to rip you off? Never mind the ridiculous and probably … Continue reading A Valentine's Reading List to Satisfy Cynics and Romantics

A Valentine’s Reading List to Satisfy Cynics and Romantics

So, Valentine’s Day is this Saturday. We at 80 Books Blog understand that not everyone is looking forward to this particular holiday. We have mixed feelings ourselves. Wasn’t St. Valentine stoned to death as a heretic? Isn’t this just an excuse for Hallmark, florists, and Hershey to rip you off? Never mind the ridiculous and probably … Continue reading A Valentine’s Reading List to Satisfy Cynics and Romantics