The Fellowship of the Ring, JRR Tolkien

The Lord of the Rings is one of the biggest epic stories that exists in the fantasy genre. Unfortunately, I watched the Peter Jackson film trilogy before reading the books. In fact, I saw the movies before I even knew The Lord of the Rings was a book series (I was 13 when the first … Continue reading The Fellowship of the Ring, JRR Tolkien

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Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, Susanna Clarke

   Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell is a novel of epic proportions. Not only is it substantial in physical size, but the scope of the story is huge as well.  I have described this novel as an alternate English history when put to the question. The premise is that English magic (which was prevalent a … Continue reading Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, Susanna Clarke

Thoughts on The View from the Cheap Seats, by Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman is one of those authors whose fiction has a distinct style. You can point to something he wrote and say with confidence, Neil Gaiman wrote that. It's in the names he chooses, the subjects he writes about, the stories he weaves, and the language he uses as the strands to do so. After … Continue reading Thoughts on The View from the Cheap Seats, by Neil Gaiman

Summer 2017 TBR – & the 10 Books of Summer Challenge

I was in the middle of drafting a summer 2017 TBR post when I came across the 20 Books of Summer challenge hosted by 746books.com. What a happy coincidence! So instead of the conservative 5 books I was planning to list, why not double it and see if I can finish them all? Here are … Continue reading Summer 2017 TBR – & the 10 Books of Summer Challenge

Her Fearful Symmetry, Audrey Niffenegger

My first review in awhile! As I mentioned just before, we’ve moved recently, which has left precious little time for reading. The last few weeks though, I’ve been getting the itch to listen to audiobooks at work, I just never seemed to get to the library to pick any up. Until Tuesday. First up from … Continue reading Her Fearful Symmetry, Audrey Niffenegger

Stardust, Neil Gaiman – An Audiobook & Movie Review

My favorite thing about (most) Neil Gaiman audiobooks is that they're narrated by the author. The only one I've heard that wasn't is Anansi Boys, but I really liked that narrator (Lenny Henry) as well. I highly recommend checking if your local library has any of Gaiman's self-narrated novels - read them while you commute! … Continue reading Stardust, Neil Gaiman – An Audiobook & Movie Review