Thoughts on the Wicked Years series by Gregory Maguire

Years ago, when Wicked the musical first came out, I read the book on which it was based: Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire. I’d forgotten most of it, though, and I’d never read the other three books in the series. So when I came across all […]

Thoughts on the Temeraire Series by Naomi Novik (Audiobooks)

I spent most of September listening to the Temeraire series by Naomi Novik, read by the marvelous Simon Vance. I borrowed it from my public library. About the Books: I already talked about the first book in this series, His Majesty’s Dragon. Rather than summarize each book, I’ll just say this series is basically the […]

Thoughts on “His Majesty’s Dragon” by Naomi Novik (Audiobook)

One of my former coworkers was forever recommending Naomi Novik’s Temeraire series to customers. When I found out that Simon Vance, whose narrating prowess I had heard about but never experienced, read the entire series, I knew what my next audiobook would be. About the Book: Captain Will Laurence of the British Navy has no […]

Reading Buddies Wrap-Up: “The Knife of Never Letting Go” by Patrick Ness

Beware; the following post will contain spoilers for The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness, book 1 of the Chaos Walking series. Read at your own risk! Whew! That was one heck of a story, wasn’t it? I couldn’t tear myself away. My thoughts on this one are, I think, best shared in […]

Reading Buddies Discussion: “The Knife of Never Letting Go” by Patrick Ness

Welcome, Knife of Never Letting Go Reading Buddies! How are you enjoying the book so far? I’ll admit, I actually wrote most of this post a week ago, when I got to the end of Part IV. I wanted so badly to tear through to the end of the book, but I knew that if […]