November, 2016 Archive

Review – The Aeronaut’s Windlass by Jim Butcher

I finally, finally, read The Aeronaut’s Windlass by Jim Butcher. This was another binge read. A whopping 570 pages in a day. And it was great. And I loved it. And you need to read it too.

Okay, okay. I know. I’m a fan of Jim Butcher’s work, so maybe this isn’t as un-biased a review as it could be. And, sure, I have a thing for binge reading giant fantasy books. But, really, guys, this book!

The Aeronaut’s Windlass is the first book in a new series by Jim Butcher. The tale is set in a fantasy world filled with airships and aeronauts, people living in giant spires far above the earth’s surface, and a surprise attack that throws the country into immediate war. And it isn’t like other fantasy series.

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November 29, 2016

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Review: The Aeronaut’s Windlass by Jim Butcher

I finally, finally, read The Aeronaut’s Windlass by Jim Butcher. This was another binge read. A whopping 570 pages in a day. And it was great. And I loved it. And you need to read it too.

Okay, okay. I know. I’m a fan of Jim Butcher’s work, so maybe this isn’t as un-biased a review as it could be. And, sure, I have a thing for binge reading giant fantasy books. But, really, guys, this book!

The Aeronaut’s Windlass is the first book in a new series by Jim Butcher. The tale is set in a fantasy world filled with airships and aeronauts, people living in giant spires far above the earth’s surface, and a surprise attack that throws the country into immediate war. And it isn’t like other fantasy series.

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November 29, 2016

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Review – A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab

There’s something that just draws me to A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab. And sitting here behind my keyboard trying to explain why, I find myself returning to the oversimplified non-answers I’ve given when asked why I read fantasy novels. Because it’s wonderful. Because I should read it. Because I must read it. Because, it’s the sort of thing that makes you believe in magic, or at least want to.

On a more relatable note, because it’s a damned good book and I loved every second of it.

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November 26, 2016

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Review: A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab

There’s something that just draws me to A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab. And sitting here behind my keyboard trying to explain why, I find myself returning to the oversimplified non-answers I’ve given when asked why I read fantasy novels. Because it’s wonderful. Because I should read it. Because I must read it. Because, it’s the sort of thing that makes you believe in magic, or at least want to.

On a more relatable note, because it’s a damned good book and I loved every second of it.

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November 26, 2016

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Review: Dragonfly in Amber

 The obsession continues for me in this sequel to Outlander. A well written sequel that picks up right where we left off I have to say that I nearly missed my train stop a few times when reading this book. 

Diana Gabladon continues to run with the story here, giving us more and more reasons to cheer for her characters, worry about them and turn page after page. Did I mention I almost missed my stop? Gabladon’s characters are on a precarious journey to literally change history but, the question is, do they succeed? Some spoilers/ spoiler hints ahead, you have been warned! 

 

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November 24, 2016

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Review – Overlord, Vol 2: The Dark Warrior by Kugane Maruyama

Every time I go into a bookstore it’s the same. I chant “I just bought books; I will not buy more.” I’m not sure why I bother. It never works. This last trip to the bookstore was my best attempt yet. The last set of books I’d ordered had just arrived at my door that morning and I swore I wasn’t buying more. Then I saw Overlord, Vol. 2: The Dark Warrior sitting on a shelf with some recent manga releases, squee’d, and immediately bought it. Because I’m weak. Continue Reading

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November 23, 2016

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Review: Overlord, Vol 2: The Dark Warrior by Kugane Maruyama

Every time I go into a bookstore it’s the same. I chant “I just bought books; I will not buy more.” I’m not sure why I bother. It never works. This last trip to the bookstore was my best attempt yet. The last set of books I’d ordered had just arrived at my door that morning and I swore I wasn’t buying more. Then I saw Overlord, Vol. 2: The Dark Warrior sitting on a shelf with some recent manga releases, squee’d, and immediately bought it. Because I’m weak.

And I confused Vol. 3’s US release date with Vol. 2’s, but let’s not talk about that.

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November 23, 2016

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Review: The Elite

The second book in this series, like the first, didn’t disappoint me. We continue with America Singer and the remaining contestants of the Selection as the women work to win the heart of Prince Maxon. America meanwhile is stuck between a rock and a hard place as her heart still pulls her to her first love, and palace guard, Aspen. Who will she choose? And, when she’s ready, will the one she chooses still be hers to claim?

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November 22, 2016

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Review – Doctor Who: The American Adventures

It’s been quite some time since Doctor Who has aired, and the Christmas Special is still several weeks off. I, like many of you, have been completely Doctor Who starved these last months. But never fear! There’s something to tide us over until Christmas.

Doctor Who: The American Adventures released on October 25, 2016. And I have some mixed feelings about it.

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November 19, 2016

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Review: Doctor Who: The American Adventures

It’s been quite some time since Doctor Who has aired, and the Christmas Special is still several weeks off. I, like many of you, have been completely Doctor Who starved these last months. But never fear! There’s something to tide us over until Christmas.

Doctor Who: The American Adventures released on October 25, 2016. And I have some mixed feelings about it.

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November 19, 2016

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