Category Archives: Fiction – Fantasy

Lack of Progress on The Bone Clocks & Saturday Night at the Movies (by Jill)

Do you guys remember those posts I wrote last year about things I was doing while I was supposed to be reading Richard Powers’ Orfeo? I have a bad feeling I’m going to be writing another series of those while … Continue reading

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Brief Update on David Mitchell’s The Bone Clocks (by Jill)

  I did not make as much progress on The Bone Clocks over the past two days as I wanted to, but I think that with this book it might be better to proceed in a slow and steady manner … Continue reading

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A Review of Kate Atkinson’s Human Croquet (by Bethany)

Note: This review deals candidly with the ending of the novel. If you want to avoid “spoilers,” you should avoid reading the second half of this review. After a very slow start, I did end up enjoying parts of Human … Continue reading

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Final Thoughts on Ransom Riggs’ Library of Souls (by Jill)

The good news about Library of Souls: it got better. The bad news: now it appears the series is over. There is definitely room for additional books, I mean, it’s not like all of the characters die at the end, … Continue reading

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Progress Report on Ransom Riggs’ Library of Souls (by Jill)

  I’m going to keep this brief because I’m pleased to report that things have picked up quite a bit since I posted on Tuesday. Jacob, Emma, and Addison the dog are making progress in their quest to find their … Continue reading

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Early Thoughts on Ransom Riggs’ Library of Souls (by Jill)

  So it’s Tuesday, and my plan was to do a progress report on Library of Souls, the final book in Ransom Riggs’ Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children Trilogy, but I didn’t make a ton of progress this week in my … Continue reading

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Final Thoughts on George R.R. Martin’s A Feast for Crows (by Bethany)

Well, I finished it – and yes, it was entertaining at times. Unlike Outlander and other series, the books in A Song of Ice and Fire don’t vary much from one another in quality or in general mood. All of … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Ransom Riggs’ Hollow City: The Second Novel of Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children (by Jill)

I’ll admit that I’ve been putting off writing my review of Hollow City. Not because I didn’t enjoy it, because I did. Mostly it’s because it’s the second book in either a trilogy or a series, and I haven’t felt … Continue reading

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The Poetics of George R.R. Martin: Further Thoughts on A Feast for Crows (by Bethany)

Pages read: 414 out of 978 I put this book aside a couple of months ago and have been reading other things, but this week I picked it up again and – big surprise! – it was just as violent … Continue reading

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A Review of Anne Rice’s The Wolves of Midwinter (by Jill)

The more I think about The Wolves of Midwinter, Anne Rice’s follow up to 2012’s The Wolf Gift, the less I want to think about it. There are, let’s say, issues with this book. As everyone who has been reading … Continue reading

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