Monthly Archives: July 2014

Book 23: Sabriel

Similar to the work of Diana Wynn Jones, Garth Nix creates characters that are the embodiment of real people and not of an ideal specimen. You love them, you hate them, and occasionally they make you cringe from their stupidity but … Continue reading

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Book 22: Quiet

Everyone knows someone who is introverted even if you don’t know what that means. Since about 50% of the American population are introverts it can only be assumed that everyone has a friend, colleague, family member, or acquaintance who is … Continue reading

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Book 21: House of Many Ways

I first read this book because of the title, and also because it’s a sequel to Diana Wynne Jones Howl’s Moving Castle, but mostly for the title. Growing up in a small house I would have loved to have a … Continue reading

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Book 20: The Golden Age

I haven’t read a serious science fiction book since I re-read Ender’s Game in high school. This book gave me a renewed vision of what the genre was supposed to be. Ten thousand years into the future technology has created … Continue reading

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Book 19: The Historian

Vampires in literature have gone through the wringer over the past several years as authors have done their best to squeeze every last bit of creativity from the these undead monsters. Several young adult authors have taken the romantic approach … Continue reading

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Book 18 – The Ranger’s Apprentice: The Ruins of Gorlan

I dislike when someone asks me what is my favorite book. What is my favorite book? That’s like asking what my favorite movie or favorite food is. In all of these areas I have explored a vast variety of genres … Continue reading

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Book 17: Redwall

Everyone has a first book; and by this I mean your first chapter book, your first novel; the one that really got you into reading. Before I could really read I would check out large chapter books from the children’s … Continue reading

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