A Musical Experience

So, this past week, I’ve been going through Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. I’m not done with it yet, but one of the things that has really struck me so far is how Rothfuss has treated music in his novel. My train of thought went on to consider which other fantasy novels have…

A Trip Down Memory Lane

The past few weeks, my head has been stuck in the past (high school reunions are supposed to cause such nostalgia, right?), and this has been reflected in my reading habits. I’ve been going through and re-reading some of my favorite books from my school years, and thought I’d share some of the realizations I’ve…

Elizabeth Moon Author Spotlight!

Okay, I’ll be honest – I started Author Spotlight mostly because I love Elizabeth Moon’s work, and I cannot recommend her work highly enough. She is foremost among several authors that I don’t think are as widely read as they deserve; thus, Author Spotlight is born! I’ll begin by admitting I haven’t read everything she has…

Isobelle Carmody Author Spotlight!

A vastly under-read author – especially with the recent popularity of dystopian fiction – this author spotlight is dedicated to Isobelle Carmody. I am most familiar with her Obernewtyn Chronicles, so that is most of this spotlight will touch on. Imagine a post-apocalyptic society doomed not by some distantly vague and unknown catastrophe, but by…

Lauren’s April Book Reviews

Dealing with Dragons – Patricia C Wrede Rating: ⅘ Although Dealing With Dragons is definitely geared towards a younger audience, I enjoyed the simple language and accessibility of the writing. Cimorene, the main character, is spunky and sassy, and she is genre-savvy in an altogether refreshing way. In fact, I think that was the main…