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The Book in Hand is a SFF Book Review Blog but also you can find Book Recaps, TBR related posts and other feature posts like Sundays Seven!

  • Skysworn by Will Wight
    Here we have another review on the Cradle series by Will Wight. This will be a continuation on my journey with book 4 Skysworn.
  • 5 Sci-Fi Series I Want to Read
    One of my goals for 2021 was to actively seek out science fiction stories as part of my reading goal. Recently, I’ve read some incredible sci-fi stories – Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells, Dune by Frank Herbert and A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine. If you haven’t read these stories, I highly recommend giving … Read More
  • Constellation: An Edpool Review
    This review is part of my judging effort for the SPSFC. For a little intro to the whole thing and an explanation of my judging style, see this practice review. This week I took a long, loving look at Constellation, by Robert Scanlon. In this sci-fi action thriller, we follow India “Indy” Jackson, a sassy … Read More
  • FIVE STARS IN AUDIOBOOK NARRATION…
    Hello Bookish Folks! Well, it is official…I LOVE AUDIOBOOKS! I think I now own over 50 audiobooks and even more on my Wish List! Now that might not be many to some, and I started this post a while ago so it has definitely increased. Point being, your girl hear loves audiobooks. I HATED audiobooks … Read More
  • Blackcoats: Dead Man Walking: An Edpool Review
    This review is part of my judging effort for the SPSFC. For a little intro to the whole thing and an explanation of my judging style, see this practice review. My next SPSFC read was Blackcoats: Dead Man Walking, by Michael Lachman. Adam is a normal teen, who likes *checks notes* failing to talk to … Read More
  • THE LAST KING OF OSTEN ARD | THE WITCHWOOD CROWN & EMPIRE OF GRASS (Spoiler Free)
    New York Times-bestselling Tad Williams’ ground-breaking epic fantasy saga of Osten Ard begins an exciting new cycle! • Volume One of The Last King of Osten Ard The Dragonbone Chair, the first volume of Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn, was published in hardcover in October, 1988, launching the series that was to become one of the … Read More
  • Three Reviews From A Girl With No Time…
  • A Star Named Vega: An Edpool Review
    This review is part of my judging effort for the SPSFC. For a little intro to the whole thing and an explanation of my judging style, see this practice review. Next up on the SPSFC list was A Star Named Vega, by Benjamin J Roberts. What a fun story! It somehow managed to take a … Read More
  • Outpost by W. Michael Gear
    Today I bring you some Science Fiction; Outpost by W. Michael Gear is book 1 of the Donovan Trilogy.
  • Shepherds: An Edpool Review
    This review is part of my judging effort for the SPSFC. For a little intro to the whole thing and an explanation of my judging style, see this practice review. This week I dived into Shepherds, by J. Drew Brumbaugh. It’s a near-ish-future aquatic sci-fi so that’s the level I’m at with the whole ‘dived … Read More

“She read books as one would breathe air, to fill up and live..”

Annie Dillard

ALL THE BOOKS I HAVE BEEN MEANING TO READ…

Ahhh the TBR, a hopeful list that begins off small, but as the years fly by that once small list grows and grows and grows. Until one day it is no longer a little hopeful list but an unruly beast flooded with all the glories of the book world…

“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”

C.S. Lewis