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Book Review: Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology

Turns out, books that don’t come out of the dollar paperback bin are usually better than those that do. Go figure. Case in point, Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology. I picked it up from the library on a whim, at which point I devoured it over the course of a few days, and now here we …

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Book Review: Ann Leckie’s Ancillary Sword

I’ve written on this blog long enough to run out of elegant ways to segue from “hey I read a shitty book” to “hey I read a good book.” So I’ll just forgo any attempt at cleverness, and say “Oh hey I just read Ann Leckie’s Ancillary Sword” and get on with the damn review. …

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Book Review: Deathlands, Chrono Spasm by James Axler

For 2018, I made it my New Year’s resolution to read at least 52 books. This … may not have been a good idea. Mostly ’cause, like any New Year’s Resolution, I’m kind of fading on it only a few weeks in. Oops. Though really, it’s not the reading itself, so much as finding, y’know, …

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Book Review: Agatha Christie’s A Pocket Full of Rye

I was in the mood for something a little different (read: something without dragons or spaceships on the cover). Something … respectable. But not too respectable, mind you, ’cause I’m not in the mood to read an experimental prose-poem based on the author’s adolescence growing up in 70’s Nantucket or something. Hence, Agatha Christie. Christie …

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Book Review: Previously on X Men, by Eric Lewald

“Previously, on X-Men.” If you were a kid in the 90’s, you know exactly how that phrase is supposed to sound. And, well, I was a kid in the 90’s. X-Men: The Animated Series was one of those cornerstones of my Saturday morning schedule, to the point when I had to go to the doctor …

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Book Review: Fonda Lee’s Jade City

And it’s time to hit the ground running in 2018! Technically this is a book I started reading in 2017, but just finished today, so … yeah. Still, it should say something that I got this book for Christmas and devoured it in under a week. It’s that good. I every book I read in 2018 …

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Book Review: Jim Butcher’s Storm Front

Here’s another book I read (well, re-read) during my Twelve Days of Crimmus, but have only gotten around to reviewing now– Jim Butcher’s Storm Front. Storm Front is the first novel in the Dresden Files, arguably the most popular and successful Urban Fantasy series going today. The premise is (initially) simple: Harry Dresden is the …

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Keep Calm and Fire Lasers: David Weber’s The Honor of the Queen

And we’re back to our regularly scheduled book reviews, as I catch up with stuff I put off while I was watching Christmas cartoons. Yay? The Honor of the Queen is the second Honor Harrington novel– I’ve read and reviewed the first and the third, so I figured I’d fill in that gap. I snagged …

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Book Review: The Three Kingdoms

For the whole dozen of you who read this blog regularly, you’ve probably figured out that I tend to read ‘genre’ stuff. I.e: books with spaceships and/or dragons on the cover. But sometimes, I like to change things up. And with that in mind, well … we’re certainly changing things up today. Y’see, I happened …

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Book Review: Dan Abnett’s Triumff: Her Majesty’s Hero

I love a good swashed buckle. Ruffs and rapiers, doublets and decolletage– I eat that kind of stuff up. Thing is, there aren’t a huge amount of books out there that scratch that particular itch. I mean, yeah, there’s Dumas and Hope and the other classics, or the work of modern authors like Arturo Perez …

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