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Gilgamesh [Reading Challenge 2017]

Gilgamesh Adapted by Stephen Mitchell Freepress, 2004 [Challenge # 11: A book written before 1700] Gilgamesh is one of the oldest pieces of fiction in human history. I chose it to read for the “Ye Olde Book Shoppe” — a book written before 1700, which Gilgamesh certainly qualifies for — segment of my reading challenge. …

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Faeries of Dreamdark: Blackbringer [Reading Challenge 2017]

Faeries of Dreamdark: Blackbringer by Laini Taylor G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 2007 [Challenge # 6: Out of the Park at First Bat] (Note: I am reading and blogging these Challenge books out of order) I’ve gotta say I have a lot of problems with post-Harry Potter YA books — the ones published after that first …

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Junction True [Review]

Junction True by Ray Fawkes (Writer) and  Vince Locke (Illustrator) Top Shelf Productions, 2015 Junction Total is a technosex horror thriller set in a near future world, or perhaps a sideways-in-time version of this one, where hipsters and goths maintain constant connection to their blogs and blog audiences. The latest pursuit among the cream of …

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Tiger Lung [Reading Challenge 2017]

Tiger Lung by Simon Roy and Jason Wordie Dark Horse Originals, 2014 (Note that I am not doing this challenge in numerical order!) The Seattle Public Library is among the finest for a metropolitan area in the US. Each branch specializes in a different genre, and for my branch, it’s graphic novels. By browsing in …

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Stardust [Reading Challenge 2017]

Stardust by Neil Gaiman HarperCollins; Reprint edition [Challenge # 1: Coming to theater near you] I had never read Neil Gaiman before, so I was pleasantly surprised by his “Fairy tale for Grown-ups” Stardust. (A movie was made of it in 2007 starring Clare Danes and Charlie Cox, but I haven’t seen it, so can’t …

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Reading Challenge 2017

Inspired by the fine folks at the Writers Water Cooler forums, I have taken on a reading challenge for this year, my first ever. As a writer, I tend to not read a lot of fiction when I’m working, but of course as writers we must read, just to see how other writers do things, …

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