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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!

  • The Binding Tempest: 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 for the #SPSFC we have The Binding Tempest, first book of The Luminance Saga, by Steven Rudy. For the purposes of this contest, … Read More
  • Earthweeds: 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 also brought me into the strange world of Earthweeds, first book of the Sons of Neptune series, by Rod Little. This book was … Read More
  • SUNDAYS SEVEN | 7 BOOKS THAT DIDN’T FALL VICTIM TO MIDDLE BOOK SYNDROME…
    Happy Sunday Bookish Folk! Good evening all! How are we all doing? Great I hope. It may be the end of the weekend but worry not I have a treat for you. I have been meaning to do this post for a little while now, so why not restart my Sundays Seven with this little … Read More
  • BOOK REVIEW | STONES OF LIGHT BY ZACK ARGYLE
    Hey there sweet thannngggg! I am back with another review because your girl here is playing some serious catch up. It is about time I reviewed this book for Zack! He is an incredibly writer and such a nice chap. I have actually read this book twice, once via paperback and once via audio. Which … Read More
  • Isoldesse: 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. Up next was Isoldesse, of the Aevo Compendium series book 1, by Kimberly Grymes. Banna idir dufiur et gohdeo … hey, I think I know … Read More
  • Children of Vale: 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. The next book on my #SPSFC list was Children of Vale, by D. A. Anderson. Reading this book was like having sex right down in … Read More
  • The Dinosaur Four: 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 Team Space Lasagna’s plate is The Dinosaur Four, by Geoff Jones. For some hilarious reason this book was misattributed as “time travel … Read More
  • BOOK REVIEW | THE LEGION OF FLAME BY ANTHONY RYAN
    Good Evening Bookish Folk! Fuck! It has been a while…I don’t really have an excuse other than LIFE! Lets just say I needed a break, I have had a break and now I’M BACK! And what a return review…The Legion of Flame by Anthony Ryan. This is the second book in the Draconis Memoria series … Read More
  • The Elcy Protocol: 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 for SPSFC I also reviewed The Elcy Protocol, by Bave Grozdanov. This here book is a real chonker. I was thrown by the … Read More
  • Ghostwater by Will Wight (Book #5 Cradle Series)
    Ghostwater by Will Wight is #5 in the Cradle series. If you’re here I’m sure you’ve already become vested in this universe.

“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