Book Review: The Paper Magician Series by Charlie N. Holmberg

I read this entire series in three days time so I'm going to talk about all three books here in one big review. The fact that I read them all so quickly will probably give you a head's up on how much I enjoyed reading these. Spoiler: I liked them a lot. The Paper Magician... Continue Reading →

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This Week in Reading: Scandinavian Inspired Epic Fantasy, A Magical Contest, and Vengeance?

Hi all! This week will be pretty busy for me as I organize prize stuff for a book contest I run, so I probably won't get to reading as much as normal. I'll be starting (finally! yay!) The Song of All by Tina LeCount Myers. Pretty excited about this one and looking forward to diving... Continue Reading →

2018 r/Fantasy Book Bingo Reading Challenge

A few of you have probably noticed me talking about book bingo a few times around here and were wondering what exactly I was going on about. Well, now that it's April 1st (the start of the new bingo period) I thought I'd do a post about it. r/Fantasy Book Bingo is something I initially... Continue Reading →

Audiobook Review: World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks

I read World War Z many years ago when a friend lent it to me and I enjoyed it a lot. What's not to love about a zombie apocalypse? Two years ago when I first started listening to audio books several people recommended I pick up the full cast recording of WWZ, especially after I... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Automation

  I have been under a curse, recently. Locked away in my fortress in the eastern wilds, I am being tormented and attacked by a terrible and fierce devil. Every time I turn around, she's stabbing at me, biting at my feet, howling at the sky and threatening to tear me apart. And the only... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Heart’s Blood by Juliet Marillier

Heart's Blood by Juliet Marillier is a Celtic take on the classic tale of Beauty and the Beast. From Goodreads: Whistling Tor is a place of secrets, a mysterious, wooded hill housing the crumbling fortress of a chieftain whose name is spoken throughout the district in tones of revulsion and bitterness. A curse lies over... Continue Reading →

This Week in Reading: Magicians and Whatnot

Last week was a bit of a whirlwind for me, lots of social events this past weekend and other commitments so my reading has shifted around a bit. I finished Farseer but haven't yet picked up The Song of All. Think I'm going to read a few more lighter books before diving into that one,... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Assassin’s Quest by Robin Hobb

Assassin's Quest is the final book in the Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb (but not the last book in this story overall--that continues in The Liveship Traders, the next trilogy in her Realm of the Elderlings series). It continues the story of FitzChivalry Farseer, bastard born of the former heir to the Farseer throne, assassin,... Continue Reading →

Movie Review: Annihilation

My husband and I went to see this on a whim (well, for him it was a whim--I'd been wanting to see it) and I'm really glad we got the chance to see it in theaters because it was quite a ride. Annihilation, directed by Alex Garland and staring Natalie Portman, is based on a... Continue Reading →

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