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The Storyteller
[Reading Challenge 2024]

The Storyteller by Dave Grohl HarperCollins, 2021 Dave Grohl’s The Storyteller is not the usual kind of rock and roll autobiography whose arc most often goes from rags to riches with a side tour into addiction. Instead it’s a series of short vignettes that illustrate his love of music and his gratitude towards the people …

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Nettle & Bone
[Reading Challenge 2024]

Nettle & Bone by T. Kingfisher Tor Books, 2022 This is another of those books I got from the Little Free Library down the street. I was surprised to find it there, because it’s so recent, so niche, and was so acclaimed in its niche. The book was labeled as “This isn’t the kind of …

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Of Mist and Shadow [Review]

Of Mist and Shadow by Jenna Wolfhart Self-published, 2022 This was the second of the Romantasy books I read. The book starts off similar to a YA novel: “I’d been born to fulfill a promise to the fae king. It was an ancient promise, bound in powerful magic. I was sworn to serve his every …

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An Heir Comes to Rise [Review]

An Heir Comes to Rise by C. C. Penaranda Lumarias Press, 2021 This book was one of a bundle I got for free – five romantic fantasies, all of them self-published, clearly some sort of cooperative deal between the authors — it was advertised on the r/fantasyromace subreddit.They all seemed typical of what’s available these …

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2024 Reading Challenge

I haven’t had much success with reading challenges these past years. In 2023, I finished 5 out of 12. In 2022, it was eight out of twelve, with a little cheating: three-quarters. So THIS year, I’m only going to pick six. That’s make it a little easier to chew. 19. Like a novel, only real: …

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Crown of Starlight (Chapter One) [Review]

Crown of Starlight (Chapter One) by Cait Corrain Everybody’s been talking lately about the publishing scandal involving debut author Cait Corrain and her fantasy novel Crown of Starlight, so I thought I’d put in my opinion. The whole story is here and tells it more eloquently and completely than I can, but the gist is …

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