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TOP TEN TUESDAY

Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday! This is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, where a new top ten list hits the web every week! This week our topic is … TOP TEN CHARACTERS I SHOULDN’T LIKE … Continue reading

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BEST READS OF 2015 (SO FAR!)

Thankfully, I spent, at least, some of the last six months reading some great books. And in an effort to look back on those reading experiences (and give my favorites a little hype), I decided to post this list of … Continue reading

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THE BLADE ITSELF (THE FIRST LAW #1) by JOE ABERCROMBIE

My rating is 3 out of 5 stars. As I’ve mentioned in other reviews, Joe Abercrombie is a fantasy author who all my real-life friends have raved about for years and insisted that I read. From their proselyting, it seemed … Continue reading

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FUN DAY MONDAY, OR THE BOOKS THAT WILL HELP ME SURVIVE THE WEEK AHEAD (OCTOBER 13, 2014)

The work week begins. Time for me to strap on my business suit and head back into the office to save the world one case at a time. And usually, I have a list of books that are going to … Continue reading

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Fantasy Violence: Too Realistic or Not?

Many reviewers believe fantasy has become too violent, too ultra-realistic in that violence. Many of those critics point to Mark Lawrence’s series The Broken Empire as a prime example of their premise. Since Emperor of Thrones was released today, I … Continue reading

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