Category Archives: 2014

Harry Potter Page to Screen, by Bob McCabe

Four years ago, I read Harry Potter: Film Wizardry, which was about the Harry Potter movie series as it existed by that point (ie not all eight movies). Harry Potter Page to Screen covers some of the same areas as … Continue reading

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The Queen of the Tearling, by Erika Johansen (audio)

Raised in hiding until her nineteenth birthday, Kelsea Raleigh returns to the city to claim her place as queen. In order to avoid spoilers, that’s all I’m going to say about that. I’ve heard such good things about this book … Continue reading

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Protected: The Retribution of Mara Dyer, by Michelle Hodkin

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Together Tea, by Marjan Kamali

I’m taking a break from my HP rereading to escape into a few quiet, soft comfort books in December. Together Tea was first up on my list. The back of the book synopsis is a bit misleading, I felt, and the GoodReads … Continue reading

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Throwback: Prisoner of Azkaban

What better way to spend Thanksgiving than to lounge around in warm pjs, with the Macy’s parade on TV, and Prisoner of Azkaban in hand? This is one of my two favorite Harry Potter books. The first time I read … Continue reading

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Throwback: Chamber of Secrets

I have always considered Chamber of Secrets one of my least favorite books in the Harry Potter series. It follows too closely the pattern of the first book, and there are a few scenes in it that just really bore … Continue reading

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Throwback: Sorcerer’s Stone

I am in need of comfort right now. I’m also right smack in the middle of NaNoWriMo, having received a wonderful bit of inspiration when the NaNo team chose to design a cover of my novel for their 30 Covers … Continue reading

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Blue Lily, Lily Blue, by Maggie Stiefvater

Third book in the Raven Cycle, after The Raven Boys and The Dream Thieves. I cannot review this one in regular fashion. I just love these books too much to formulate coherent thoughts. Instead, I will simply list out some … Continue reading

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Storm Front, by Jim Butcher (audio)

Harry Dresden is a professional wizard, meaning that yes, he can perform magic – such a thing does exist, along with vampires and demons and various other paranormal phenomena – and yes, he does so for a fee when you … Continue reading

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, by Robert Louis Stevenson (audio)

I have read the story of Jekyll & Hyde so many times since my first read eight years ago that I really cannot just review it like a normal book. Even my first review – my third read-through, and one … Continue reading

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