Book Review: King of Ashes

Title: King of Ashes Series: The Fireman Saga # 1 Author: Raymond E Feist Publication: 2018 THE BLURB For centuries, the five greatest kingdoms of North and South Tembria, twin continents on the world of Garn, have coexisted in peace. But the balance of power is destroyed when four of the kingdoms violate an ancient…

Five Books: I Enjoyed But Didn’t Review

I read a lot more books than I review. There are many reasons I choose not to talk about a book on this blog.  Time is the obvious one. I read seventy-seven books last year; even if I did this full-time, I couldn't write that many reviews.  Another might be that I didn't enjoy the…

Five Books: I Collected in 2019

A few weeks ago, I wrote about some of the books I got rid of during my latest decluttering session.

In that post, I talked about wanting to be more intentional in my purchase of books. That I want a carefully chosen collection of books; one I'll genuinely cherish for the rest of my life. 

So, to balance my decluttering post, I thought I'd talk about some of the books I've bought this past year.     

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Book Review: The Binding

THE FACTS Title: The Binding Author: Bridget Collins Published: 2019 BLURB Imagine you could erase grief.Imagine you could hide the darkest, most horrifying secret.Forever. Young Emmett Farmer is working in the fields when a strange letter arrives summoning him away from his family. He is to begin an apprenticeship as a Bookbinder—a vocation that arouses fear, superstition, and…

Why I don’t like Netflix The Witcher

This post was updated in May 2020 As a longtime fan of The Witcher games and books, I heard about the Netflix adaptation early on. Initially, I was excited. By the time the trailer released, my hype had turned to indifference. I decided I wasn't going to watch it. Then the show exploded. Surprised and unsure, I thought maybe my initial…