- Pancake Day
- Shrove Tuesday
- Mardi Gras
- Super Tuesday
- The day I stubbed my left big toe twice.
- The morning after I had a really twisted dream wherein Barack Obama and Hilary Clinton were co-judging a drag contest at the Duplex, a contest that started immediately after the polls closed. If only!
Yesterday's PW featured reviews of On Stranger Tides by Tim Powers (starred review), The Baum Plan for Financial Independence and Other Stories by John Kessel, The Dreaming Void by Peter F. Hamilton, The Lost Ones: Book Three of the Veil by Christopher Golden, Shadow Gate: Book Two of the Crossroads by Kate Elliott, Poison Sleep by T.A (Tim) Pratt, and The Magician and The Fool by Barth Anderson.
Wands and Words reviews Incarceron by Catherine Fisher.
An article from the Guardian from a couple of weeks back that I neglected to post: The new world of the New Weird. (Okay, really, guys? Not so new anymore.)
The Toasted Scimitar takes a very early look at Armed & Magical by Lisa Shearin. (A note to those online reviewers who get copies of ARCs from publishers: Posting a review three months before the pub date isn't really a good idea. There is no book for a consumer to buy should he/she really dig your review. Two or three weeks ahead of pub date might be okay, but the publisher is really hoping that the galley copies they hand out will be reviewed right around the time of publication. Some publishers will take a reviewer out of their database if they continuously post reviews too early. Just something to think about.)
The Genre Files reviews The Red Wolf Conspiracy by Robert V.S. Redick (which Betsy Mitchell at Del Rey just picked up for publication in the U.S. market for six figures, by the way) and Black Magic Woman by Justin Gustainis. Darren also reviews White Night by Jim Butcher and The Last Argument of Kings by Joe Abercrombie.
The Book Swede also looks at The Red Wolf Conspiracy as well as Once Bitten, Twice Shy by Jennifer Rardin.
Andy Wheeler reviews 9Tail Fox by Jon Courtenay Grimwood.
The February issue of Bookslut is online, with reviews of You Must Be This Happy To Enter by Elizabeth Crane as well as an interview with the author, and Apollo's Song by Osamu Tezuka, among others. There's also a new Science Fiction Skeptic column by Paul Kincaid.
Book Fetish reviews Demon Night by Meljean Brook.
Love Vampires reviews Saint City Sinners by Lilith Saint Crow, Half the Blood of Brooklyn by Charlie Huston, and Kitty and the Silver Bullet by Carrie Vaughn.