About Courtney

I teach Special Education and have three demented dogs. Between my students all day and my dogs all night my stress relief is reading. It is the only thing that keeps me from going crazy. Or should I say from going crazier? I read anything but I prefer fantasy, sci-fi and steampunk. I also love urban fantasy and historical romances. If it has dragons and magic, vampires and werewolves, crazy machines and corsets or aliens and spaceships then I’m happy. Mix in a Scotland laird or two every once in a while and I’m ecstatic!

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What Courtney Would Recommend

21 November 2012 Courtney 2

One thing you really need to know is the first book I can remember understanding is The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien and that has pretty much defined my reading choices since then. My list is going to be heavy on fantasy and sci-fi with some urban fantasy, paranormal and historical […]


Sunday Surprise – LE Recs!

18 November 2012 Courtney 0

When Jackie first started Literary Escapism, she wrote up a list of recommendations based on what she had read up to that point and then updated it two years later. Recently, while she was updating the About LE page, she realized it had been another two years. LE has grown […]

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The Lazarus Machine by Paul Crilley

23 October 2012 Courtney 0

I wasn’t really sure what to expect when I started reading The Lazarus Machine by Paul Crilley, but I honestly did not have high hopes. The description mentioned Professor Moriarty from the wonderful books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and I was nervous The Lazarus Machine would just be a steampunk, young adult […]