Tag Archives: multi-read

The Raven King, by Maggie Stiefvater

1. Book 4 of the Raven Cycle. 2. There will be no spoilers at all in this review (book or series). 3. I honestly considered simply writing the word LOVE!!!!! on this review and being done with it. 4. I … Continue reading

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Words of Radiance, by Brandon Sanderson (audio)

Book Two of the Stormlight Archive, following The Way of Kings. Note: this review will not contain book spoilers, but will contain spoilers for The Way of Kings. Shallan and Jasnah make their way toward the shattered plains with information … Continue reading

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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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The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, by Marie Kondo

Subtitled: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing So…basically this is a kind of self-help course in decluttering and organizing, as the subtitle suggests. It’s been traveling around the blogosphere for a time now, and I first heard about it … 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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The Dream Thieves, by Maggie Stiefvater (audio)

This review will necessarily contain spoilers for the first book in the series, The Raven Boys. It will unnecessarily contain minor spoilers from The Dream Thieves. Ronan Lynch has a secret. He can remove things from his dreams, taking them … Continue reading

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The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater (audio)

Blue Sargent lives in a family of psychics, though she has no (usable) magic herself. She’s been told since early childhood that if she kisses her true love, he will die, and therefore, she’s decided never to fall in love. … Continue reading

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