I Recently Finished Reading: Lure of the Dead

One of the things that I've really enjoyed with this series is that each book is a fully self-contained story. There is a larger, series-wide story, but it tends to stay in the background. It still moves forward with each book, but it does so somewhat quietly. The 10th book, Lure of the Dead, is … Continue reading I Recently Finished Reading: Lure of the Dead

I Recently Finished Reading: Beguilement

Bujold is one of my favorite authors, but I've been putting off starting this series for quite a while. I finally started reading Beguilement, and I'm glad that I waited so long to read it. I want to start off with the biggest issue I had with this book: it's obviously the first in a … Continue reading I Recently Finished Reading: Beguilement

I Recently Finished Reading: The Menace from Earth

I started this collection of short stories thinking it was a novel. Since I was listening to the audiobook, there was no table of contents or dust jacket for me to look at either. I actually made it halfway through before I realized that the story titles weren't just chapter titles. I decided to go … Continue reading I Recently Finished Reading: The Menace from Earth

I Recently Finished Reading: Paladin of Souls

It's been a long time since I've read Paladin of Souls. This book, as well as its predecessor, introduced me to Lois McMaster Bujold, and she's been one of my favorite authors ever since. While the story of the novel takes place in the same world as The Curse of Chalion, and after the events … Continue reading I Recently Finished Reading: Paladin of Souls

I Recently Finished Reading: A Princess of Mars

This was one of those classics that had been on my list for a long time, but I never got around to reading. Well, I finally finished it, and it was a lot of fun. It's not a great literary classic, as it's pretty obvious that this was pulp fiction. A Princess of Mars is, … Continue reading I Recently Finished Reading: A Princess of Mars