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Book #20: The Wards of Faerie by Terry Brooks

For a very long time Terry Brooks was my favorite author.  He is not any longer.  Charles deLint took that honor a few years ago, but it took a long time to unseat Terry.  And although he is no longer … Continue reading

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Book #19: Proven Guilty by Jim Butcher

After listening to quite a few Harry Dresden novels, I wanted to read a Dresden novel again.  Jim Butcher is not a  writer I read to marvel at his prose.  His writing is serviceable, but it does not ever amaze … Continue reading

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Book #18: Redshirts by John Scalzi

I decided to re-join Audible after a six-year absence after my positive experiences with audiobooks in my daily commute to work.  I am learning the narrator (as expected) makes a big difference.  The style of writing also is important.  I … Continue reading

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Book #17: Dead Beat by Jim Butcher

Another Dresden novel.  Another audio book.  I have come to the conclusion that James Marsters is a good person to read your book.  He puts life into the character and the reading that many readers do not.  That said, I … Continue reading

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Book #16: The Libriomancer by Jim C. Hines

After reading Royal Assasin by Robin Hobb, I knew I needed to read something lighter, something shorter.  If I didn’t, I knew the next book would get read about 1/2 way or 100 pages and I would put it down … Continue reading

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Book #15: Assassin’s Quest by Robin Hobb

Robin Hobb is not a concise writer.  Her books are long, and often feel long during the reading for me, but unlike many other very long books, when I complete hers, I don’t feel that the text was wasted.  For … Continue reading

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Book #14: The Red Wolf Conspiracy by Robert V. S. Reddick

I have gotten my groove back in reading.  I am, once again, reading at a regular rate.  As I mentioned in an earlier post, I tend to read ind bursts.  Tons, then nothing, and back on schedule.  Well, back on … Continue reading

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