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Michael's Book Babble

I'm an indie author and a scribbler of inane babble. I talk about books I've read/liked. Or at least, that's the plan.


Most of the reviews will be considered "mini-reviews." Usually, it's mostly my reaction to what I've been reading. There are people who are far better at doing full and helpful reviews. But I still have fun doing them, and hope you enjoy them!

Currently reading

Hitch-22: A Memoir
Christopher Hitchens
Progress: 90/1054 minutes
Wait for Signs: Twelve Longmire Stories
Craig Johnson
Progress: 105/184 pages

A mixed bag so far; but enjoying this more than SMOKE & MIRRORS

Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances - Neil Gaiman

(I'm not adding this to my shelf yet, because I keep switching between numerous short story collections.)


A little over 70 pages in, and so far I dig this collection. However, it is a mixed bag. Not everything has worked--yet I've found this to be much more enjoyable than Smoke & Mirrors. There are some really strong stories. "'The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains...'" is my favorite so far, and is worth the price of the collection alone.


Still too early to have a definitive opinion, but right now I can honestly say I'm enjoying it.


I'm reading this instead of listening to the audiobook because I love the way Gaiman plays with different formats. The current story I'm on is written as answers to interview questions--we only see the answers and not what was asked.