Tag Archives: reviewing

Best Novel Hugo Nominees: Two Down, Two To Go

This week, I finished two (2) of the five (5) nominees for this year’s Best Novel Hugo Award.  I started a third one immediately, which leaves me just one left after that. I enjoyed reading Uprooted by Naomi Novik until … Continue reading

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My Year in Books ~ 2015 Edition

GoodReads did something interesting today that I’m going to share here.  They created a nifty page that summarizes my ‘year in books’ for 2015.  Here’s the link to what they came up with: My Year in Books ~ 2015 Edition … Continue reading

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C. S. Lewis Reviews The Hobbit, 1937

A world for children: J. R. R. Tolkien, The Hobbit: or There and Back Again (London: Allen and Unwin, 1937) The publishers claim that The Hobbit, though very unlike Alice, resembles it in being the work of a professor at … Continue reading

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Book Review: Clash of Eagles by Smale (3.5 stars)

Clash of Eagles by Alan Smale 3.5 to 4 stars Good but not great. As other reviewer(s) have noted, this ends up being a one-man show almost exclusively – Marcellinus, the Praetor of the XXXIII Legion, marching west across the … Continue reading

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Book Bingo

Lansing Community Library‘s Winter Reading Program Book Bingo Here’s my adult bingo card so far: B I N G O An Author Whose Last Name Stars With a “W” A Book in a Series A Nobel Prize in Literature Winner … Continue reading

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Book Review: Judy by Lewis (3.5 stars)

Judy: A Dog in a Million by Damien Lewis 3.5 to 4 stars out of 5 stars Read in late November 2014 Publisher’s Synopsis: British bestselling author Damien Lewis is an award-winning journalist who has spent twenty years reporting from … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sword of Michael by Wynne (2.5 Stars)

The Sword of Michael by Marcus Wynne 2 to 2.5 out of 5 stars Publisher’s Synopsis: Marius Winter doesn’t walk the road of the shaman-warrior alone. He has powerful allies in the Other Realms and in ordinary reality. His spirit … Continue reading

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