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…
Since Norse mythology is equally as outrageous and entertaining as Greek mythology, I hope there will be a strong presence in AC: Valhalla as well.
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…
I really enjoyed my 2019 in books. Most of the books I've read this year have been good. Some were average. Many were fantastic.
The first book in this planned trilogy, The Wolf, ends with a foreboding epilogue. The Spider, picking up just days after, begins with an equally foreshadowing prologue hinting at the disaster about to strike. With both epilogue and prologue in mind, it's no surprise that this story begins with a funeral.
This is the type of book where almost everything feels familiar or reminds you of something. But not in a way that it feels like a carbon copy. There is a personality in his writing, the author has a voice.
Once in a while, I'll choose a book without really paying any attention to book blurbs. In the case of The Essex Serpent, it was one of those books I'd noticed in passing on lists over Best Books of 2017. I'd been drawn to the cover in books stores, and at one point I think I must have read the blurb even though when I, on a whim, decided to read it I couldn't remember much about it.
There was a time I knew the more well-known stories of the Norse mythology by heart and could name all the major characters. Today, I've forgotten a lot, but my love for the stories have remained, even grown as I've become older and understand them better.