Category: Criticism

Schooled in Magic – Book Review

Good news – I have gained more employment. Bad news – I will have even less time for reading and writing reviews. Thus I anticipate this is going to be my last post for a while. Schooled in Magic is the first in a...

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We Can Stop Digging, Watson

Awhile ago, I reviewed Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective. Well, if you hadn’t enough of my complaining about the original game, my family and I have finally gotten through the expansion Jack the Ripper and West End Adventures. If you want a short, sweet summary...

The Watchmaker’s Daughter – Book Review

I read the Watchmaker’s Daughter last week and have been ruminating on a book review since then. I have been having problems as this was a book I neither loved nor hated. It is not dreadfully written nor brilliantly told. Having not sparked a...

A Mortal Song – Book Review

My book review of A Mortal Song will contain some spoilers – you have been warned. This young adult fantasy-fairy tale novel by Megan Crewe was, in short, good. I loved the Japanese setting, partly because I had been there. I have seen Mount...

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A Tale of Two Mods

It’s the middle of the summer and outside of complaining about the weather, I have little to share. Unless people would be interested in my vacation to Algonquin. Here it is: It was buggy. So instead, I’m going to share my thoughts on how...

Season of Sequels: The Burning Page

The Burning Page is actually book 3 in Genevieve Cogman’s series: The Invisible Library. Title: The Burning Page (book 3) Series: The Invisible Library First book in the Series: The Invisible Library Author: Genevieve Cogman Genre: Multi-universe fantasy Synopsis: The Burning Page continues the...

Season of Sequels: Of Bone and Ruin

This a book, a sequel, I actually bought, spending real money! Of Bone and Ruin is the direct sequel to T.A. White’s Dragon Ridden novel. Title: Of Bone and Ruin (book 2) Series: Dragon Ridden Chronicles First book in the Series: Dragon-Ridden Author: T.A....