Tag Archives: callback

Callback: What Alice Forgot

I first read What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty in 2019, and my original review is at that link. It’s a full review, spoiler-free, so if you’re looking for that, head back there. In 2019, I read and reread What … Continue reading

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Callback: Return of the Native

Back in 2010, I read Return of the Native for the first time. A few comments about that. First, it was my first read of Hardy since Tess of the D’Urbervilles in 2006. I’d been scared to read more by … Continue reading

Posted in 2019, Adult, Prose | Tagged , , , , , | 5 Comments

Callback: Elantris

I first read Elantris by Brandon Sanderson back in 2012, and I’ll direct you to that link for a synopsis and/or my original review. It’s been nearly six years, and it was time to revisit the story and this world. … Continue reading

Posted in 2018, Adult, Prose | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Callback: the Daughter of Smoke and Bone series

Back in 2012, I first read Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor. I fell in love with the book and gobbled both it and the sequel up over the next couple months. I didn’t get to read the … Continue reading

Posted in 2017, Prose, Young Adult | Tagged , , , , , | 7 Comments

Callback: The Well of Ascension

Recently I’ve been re-listening to my favorite of Brandon Sanderson’s trilogies, the Mistborn trilogy: The Final Empire, The Well of Ascension, and The Hero of Ages. After finishing The Final Empire, I found I didn’t have much to say about … Continue reading

Posted in 2016, Adult, Prose | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Callback: Warbreaker

When I read Words of Radiance last month, I was pleasantly surprised to run across characters from Warbreaker. I’d been thinking about rereading the book for a long time, so this was the perfect lead-in! During my first experience with … Continue reading

Posted in 2016, Adult, Prose | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Callback: The Way of Kings (audio)

Note: Because this is a re-review, there will be book spoilers. My original review of The Way of Kings is spoiler-free. I admit it: I didn’t want to reread this book. It’s long. Over 1000 pages. And back in 2012, … Continue reading

Posted in 2016, 2017, 2020, Adult, Prose | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

Gentlemen and Players, by Joanne Harris

St. Oswald’s Grammar School for Boys has withstood so much, from curriculum modernization to the dwindling of funds to a series of scandals buried as deep as the Board of Governors can dig. Roy Straitly has been teaching Latin there … 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

Posted in 2014, Children's, Prose | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

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

Posted in 2014, Children's, Prose | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment