Monthly Archives: February 2013

#18-20, The Good Neighbors 1-3: Kin, Kith, and Kind by Holly Black and Ted Naifeh

Rue has always known her mother was mad.  Just one of those family quirks, you know?  Rue knows she’s mad too (how else do you explain seeing men with deer heads and plants bowing to her mother), but unlike her … Continue reading

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#16, Emperor Mage by Tamora Pierce

I always forget how much I love this book.  The Realms of the Gods has always been my favorite of The Immortals quartet but I suspect that now that I’m older and find several aspects of The Realms of the … Continue reading

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#17, Glamour in Glass by Mary Robinette Kowal

A sequel to Shades of Milk and Honey, which has been described as Jane Austen with magic.  I don’t think that’s quite a fair description since it might give you a higher expectation of the writing than it should.  Which … Continue reading

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#15, After: Ninteen Stories of Apocalypse and Dystopia.

Edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling. The editors bring up an interesting point in the introduction that the technical definition of a dystopia is an utopia that has somehow gone wrong. My dystopic fiction I’ve read does not fit … Continue reading

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Book #s 13-14

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson.  I only picked this one up because the audiobook version my library had was read by Alfred Molina.  And I mean, dude, come on.  Win.  Alfred was delightful and the book was a lot … Continue reading

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Book # 12, Ruins by Orson Scott Card

I find Orson Scott Card to be problematic.  On the one hand, he is clearly a deeply talented writer.  On the other hand, I find a lot of his personal views to be bigoted, closed mined, and offensive.  But his … Continue reading

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Book #s 8 – 11 aka The books I don’t have much to say about.

World Without Superman by a crap load of people. *shrugs* It is what it is. I don’t have any strong feelings for this one, except Lex’s hair continues to be hilarious. Superman: Man of Steel, vol. 1 by John Bryne … Continue reading

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