Kat: I’ve been busy with holidays and planning for the spring semester, but yesterday I managed to read the two most recent PENRIC & DESDEMONA novellas by Lois Mcmaster Bujold: The Orphans of Raspay and The Physicians of Vilnoc.

Bill: Since our last status, I’ve read the following, unfortunately none particularly strong:
A History of What Comes Next by Sylvain Neuvel
A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes
The Fictional Man by Al Ewing
“The Only Living Girl on Earth”, a novella by Charles Yu
How to Feel: The Science and Meaning of Touch  by Sushma Subramanian
The Absolute Book by Elizabeth Knox (DNF)

Marion: I got the Garth Nix fantasy The Left-Handed Booksellers of London for Christmas and finished it the next day. It’s a brisk, fun-filled adventure! Elly Griffiths writes murder mysteries set in Norfolk, with an archeologist amateur sleuth character, and I enjoyed A Room Full of Bones. While it was light on mystery it was heavy on interesting characters and information. Now I’m about one-third of the way through Cat Rambo’s Beasts of Tabat, Book one of the TABAT QUARTET.

Terry: I devoured Ronald Malfi’s Mr. Cables, an 80-page novella that is marvelously creepy. Then for a complete change of pace, I devoured The Beautiful Ones by Silvia Moreno-Garcia, a romance with a twist, that set me up perfectly to enjoy “Bridgerton,” which I’m now watching with great delight. It also persuaded me to go on a Moreno-Garcia kick; I’m presently reading Gods of Jade and Shadow, a beautifully unique fantasy novel.


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    TIM SCHEIDLER, who's been with us since June 2011, holds a Master's Degree in Popular Literature from Trinity College Dublin. Tim enjoys many authors, but particularly loves J.R.R. Tolkien, Robin Hobb, George R.R. Martin, Neil Gaiman, and Susanna Clarke. When he’s not reading, Tim enjoys traveling, playing music, writing in any shape or form, and pretending he's an athlete.