When Jane, Unlimited was announced, I waited for it as eagerly as we now wait for Winterkeep. At least according to my shelf history on Goodreads, I was held in suspense for almost a year before I was able to get my hands on it and start reading. I remember my disappointment well enough; it … More Patching Up Jane, Unlimited
I’ve been promising some rapid book reviews for today, and I’m here to deliver. If you’ve read some of my recent blog posts, you may have an inkling on some of my general impressions already, but don’t worry, I’ve got plenty to share. This is my second RBR post, and I’m still testing some things … More Rapid Book Reviews (Legendborn, Fool Moon, A Phoenix First Must Burn)
The only good thing about 2020 was the sheer number of books I was able to get through. And there were some really good books on that list. There were also some epically awful books I somehow managed not to DNF, and those deserve an honorable mention. I’ve got my Goodreads books open and ready … More End of the Year Reading Wrap-Up (2020)
The legend of King Arthur is one of the West’s most popular of ancient stories. Why, exactly, it has held sway for thousands of years is up for debate. I think it’s because, with Sir Thomas Malory’s additions to the narrative, there’s a little bit of something for everyone. Action, romance, magic, triumph of good … More Setting Study: Legendborn and the Arthurian Mythos
As we get closer and closer to the beginning of a new year, it’s time I take a consolidated look at all the bookish things I’m looking forward to in 2021. Over the past month, I’ve been adding books to my TBR list. Some of them aren’t released until next year, and others are ones … More Setting My 2021 Reading Goals
In a rare reading victory on my end, I managed to wrap up three books in the last week. I don’t want to feature one single book for this week’s blog post, so we’re going to try something new today. No spoilers, no focus on any single book. I’ll give a little info on each … More Rapid Book Reviews! (The Song of Achilles, Long Way Down, This Savage Song)
We have 46 days until the next installment of the Graceling Realm series is finally published, and to pass the time, I have a few Cashore-related posts in mind to hold us over. Over the course of two months, I read all three books, and for the first time, it struck me how little and … More Can Bitterblue’s Riddle Be Solved?
I am going to be completely upfront about my reading preferences. As a general rule, I don’t read self-published works. There are too many choices as it stands just by shopping in bookstores (self-published books rarely get into bookstores). And there’s just something to be said about looking at a physical copy of a book, … More Book Review: The Rage of Dragons (The Burning #1)
Well it’s been over a month since I did one of these. I think we’re due for another while I finish up Rage of Dragons. Today we’re going to inspect the history infused into Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series to see what lessons might be learned. Considering we will be discussing historical figures and … More Making History (WoT Setting Study #4)
Here we are! The third and final published book in the Graceling Realm series. If you’re new, here’s what I’ve been doing: to commemorate the upcoming release of Winterkeep, I decided to reread the entire series. I was originally planning on doing Top Ten list of the whole series, but found it was almost impossible … More Top Ten Moments in Kristin Cashore’s Bitterblue!