Wyrd & Wonder Blog Tag, prompts 27-31

previously: part 1, part 2, part 3! I had intended to do #16 and #19 together in a separate post (a list of favorite male characters & favorite female characters) but I don’t think I’ll have a chance to do a whole separate post for that as I had planned. Maybe an idea for aContinue reading “Wyrd & Wonder Blog Tag, prompts 27-31”

Wyrd & Wonder Blog Tag prompts 20-25

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Book Beginnings & The Friday 56: Spinning Silver

Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader. The weekly post goes up every Thursday and bloggers can add their links all week. I started The Innkeeper’s Song  by Peter Beagle earlier this week, but then I decided to start Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik, and I think I will finish the latter first. I have been looking forwardContinue reading “Book Beginnings & The Friday 56: Spinning Silver”

Review: One Hundred Years of Solitude

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García MárquezMy rating: 3 of 5 stars I can’t find the cover of the edition I read on GoodReads, so here is a picture of the cover, which shows the painting The Well of Toledo by Mexican painter Diego Rivera: I read this for the 2019 Back toContinue reading “Review: One Hundred Years of Solitude”

6 Great Standalone Fantasy Novels

Inspired by this post, here’s my own list. I just reviewed Declare, so I’m using this post to look back at less recent books I loved. I will stick to recommending one book per author for the main post, but I want to give an honorable mention to Deerskin by Robin McKinley and Haroun & the Sea ofContinue reading “6 Great Standalone Fantasy Novels”

Mini-reviews for comics: Monstress Vol. 3 + House of Whispers #1

I don’t think I will manage to write longer reviews for either of these, so I have decided to review them together. Both of these comics are fantasy with elements of horror. Monstress is definitely the darker of the two, but if you have read the previous volumes you already know that. Monstress Vol. 3Continue reading “Mini-reviews for comics: Monstress Vol. 3 + House of Whispers #1”

Review: Declare

Declare by Tim PowersMy rating: 4 of 5 stars synopsis (taken from Overdrive): In his eleventh novel, Tim Powers takes his unique brand of speculative fiction into uncharted territory, instilling the old-fashioned espionage novel with a healthy dose of the supernatural. As a young double agent infiltrating the Soviet spy network in Nazi-occupied Paris, AndrewContinue reading “Review: Declare”

Wyrd & Wonder Blog Tag, prompts 11-18

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5 Favorite Fantasy Cities

Inspired by this post for Wyrd & Wonder by Lisa at Dear Geek Place. This is also my challenge entry for Bout of Books Day 2: Bookish Favorites.     1. Ankh-Morpork on the Discworld by Terry Pratchett The major city of the Discworld series. It divides into the affluent Ankh, on one side of the River Ankh, and Morpork, the poor part of the city, on the other.  “Ankh-Morpork had dalliedContinue reading “5 Favorite Fantasy Cities”

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