The Name of the Wind

Reading this book felt like coming home and putting on my warmest, comfiest fuzzy slippers. I love epic fantasy above all else when it comes to books. This book is classic epic fantasy in the same family as Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson, Raymond Fiest, and so many other amazing writers. Every time I read this … Continue reading The Name of the Wind

Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens LOST STARS

I'm still reeling from the death of Carrie Fisher and now her mother, Debbie Reynolds. My heart aches for Carrie's daughter, Billie Lourd and the rest of the family. I've been thinking about Star Wars a lot the last couple days. I read Lost Stars about a year ago when it was released. Since it … Continue reading Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens LOST STARS

Schlock Mercenary: Under New Management

Howard Taylor has written the Schlock Mercenary web comic for the last 16 years. He never ceases to amaze me at his ability to write a comic each day and not write himself into a corner. This book is a compilation of part of his web comic. I could have read his comic daily for … Continue reading Schlock Mercenary: Under New Management

Secret of the Unicorn Queen

Prior to 5th grade, I hated reading. By the time I entered 6th grade, I loved it. What happened? Mrs. Madigan happened. She read books to us after recess and that was the highlight of my day. She read the Indian in the Cupboard, The Fourth Grade Nothing, and many other books. There was no … Continue reading Secret of the Unicorn Queen

Rebel Mechanics

The novel this week is an alternate history. If you are not familiar with these, they are stories that imagine a 'what if' question which alters historical events and writes the imagined result of that question.  In this case, what if the English nobility had magic in the 1700's when the colonies were supposed to … Continue reading Rebel Mechanics