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Review Revisited: Terry Pratchett – The Light Fantastic

May 18, 2015

Re-read. The Light Fantastic by Terry Pratchett (1986)
Discworld, Book 2

Length: 241 pages
Genre: Fantasy; Humor

Originally Read: 13 May 2006
Re-read Started: 24 January 2015
Re-read Finished: 27 January 2015

Where did it come from? This time, downloaded from Amazon. Originally, lent to me by a friend.
Why do I have it? Trying to read more of Pratchett’s work, plus I read The Color of Magic not too long ago.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 17 September 2013.

Magic spells can be
useful, but only if you
can say them aloud.

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Brandon Sanderson – Legion: Skin Deep

May 15, 2015

6. Legion: Skin Deep by Brandon Sanderson (2014)
Legion, Book 2

Read my review of book:
1. Legion

Read By: Oliver Wyman
Length: 4h 23m (208 pages)

Genre: Mystery, Science Fiction (except not really, since it’s psychological, not scientific)

Started: 19 January 2015
Finished: 23 January 2015

Where did it come from? Audible.
Why do I have it? I really enjoyed the first Legion story, I love Sanderson’s books, and it was a free download at Audible!
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 15 December 2014.

He gets by with help
from his (imaginary)
friends, and they solve crimes!

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DNF: Karen Miller – The Falcon Throne

May 13, 2015

LibraryThing Early ReviewersDNF. The Falcon Throne by Karen Miller (2014)
The Tarnished Crown, Book 1

Length: 676 pages (I gave up on page 211, which I feel like was a fair shake)

Genre: Fantasy

Started: 15 December 2014
Finished: Nope! (gave up on 24 January 2015)

Where did it come from? LibraryThing Early Reviewers.
Why do I have it? I generally like fatty-fat fantasy novels.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 11 September 2014.

If you think Game of
Thrones didn’t have enough of
Joffrey, here you go!

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Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley – Frankenstein

May 11, 2015

3. Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1818)

Read By: Simon Vance
Length: 8h 21m (352 pages)

Genre: Classic, Science Fiction

Started: 11 January 2015
Finished: 18 January 2015

Where did it come from? Audible.
Why do I have it? It was my book club’s pick for classics month!

If man creates a
monster, then abandons it,
who’s the REAL monster?

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Graphic Novel Threefer: Saga Vol. 4, The Unwritten Vol. 10, Fairest Vol. 3

May 8, 2015

It’s a graphic novel threefer today! We’ve got the newest volumes from Saga, The Unwritten, and Fables: Fairest!

5. Saga, Volume 4 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (2014)
Saga, Volume 4

Length: 144 pages
Genre: Science Fiction, Graphic Novel

Started / Finished: 22 January 2015

Where did it come from? The library.
Why do I have it? New volume in one of my favorite graphic novel series!

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Short Stories Review Roundup: May 2014 – April 2015, Part 2

May 6, 2015

Back for part 2 of all of the short story podcasts I’ve been listening to lately! This post is all flash fiction miniature podcasts from Podcastle.

Previous installments: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 (People reading free fiction to you! For free!)

Reviews are this-a-way…

Short Stories Review Roundup: May 2014 – April 2015, Part 1

May 4, 2015

Time for another installment of short story mini-reviews! As I’ve said before, I’m doing these mini-reviews partly because I just think it is so neat that there is all of this fiction available for free online. Also, I’ve been listening to a lot of them lately (I burned them to a disc so that it’s always on when I’m in my car, which gets through a bunch of stories faster than you might expect, even with a relatively short commute.) This post is all full-length podcasts from Podcastle; I’ll be back on Wednesday with the flash-fiction miniatures stories.

Previous installments: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 (People reading free fiction to you! For free!)

Reviews are this-a-way…

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