I Recently Finished Reading: The Marvelous Land of Oz

While I've read The Wizard of Oz several times over the years, this was just the second time I had read The Marvelous Land of Oz. The thing that struck me most while reading it was how it was both sexist and progressive at the same time. One of the key plot points in the … Continue reading I Recently Finished Reading: The Marvelous Land of Oz

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I Recently Finished Reading: Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen

Reading this book was a far different experience from what I was expecting. Most of the Vorkosigan books have an external conflict where Cordelia, Miles, Mark, or even Ivan have to use their wits and limited resources to resolve the situation. Most of them fall into the subcategories of action or political intrigue. Gentleman Jole … Continue reading I Recently Finished Reading: Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen

I Recently Finished Reading: Attack of the Fiend

This is the fourth book of the Wardstone Chronicles, and the best I've read so far. While the series has never been particularly light-hearted, Attack of the Fiend takes the series to an even darker place. The story of the book is a bit more intense than previous installments. Rather than Tom and his master … Continue reading I Recently Finished Reading: Attack of the Fiend

I Recently Finished Reading: The Colour of Magic

It wasn't until after I finished the book that I learned the story continues in the next book, The Light Fantastic. I was not particularly happy with the ending to The Colour of Magic, but now that I know the story hasn't actually ended, I'm willing to be a bit more forgiving until I read … Continue reading I Recently Finished Reading: The Colour of Magic

I Recently Finished Reading: Monster Hunter Alpha

The first thing I want to say about this book is that I'm really glad the author shifted the focus away from Pitt. I also liked that the story was kept to a single location and a smaller threat. Too often, I see book series that continually try and escalate, and it just leads to … Continue reading I Recently Finished Reading: Monster Hunter Alpha