Wyrd & Wonder, the month-long celebration of all things fantasy, is starting in just three weeks! This is the first time I'll ever take a direct part in the event--I hope to bring to it a discussion of fantastic fantasy games and novels, as well as some humorous pieces in the vein of my Mordor... Continue Reading →
Another weekend is close to an end and so it's time to once more look to the future! Before your regularly scheduled Sunday Star Wars posts make their long-awaited return, let me inspire you to read more by talking about a few of those THICC fantasy series I hope to get through in the coming... Continue Reading →
An update like this has been overdue, I think - and as I find it easier to write down my thoughts here rather than on Goodreads, here goes! David Copperfield by Charles Dickens This bulky boy is a challenging read, to be sure, but no less gripping. I've read some Charles Dickens before - Bleak... Continue Reading →
Hello! Now that we're at the close of September, it's time to look back at all the fun we've had over the summer! And if you know me, my fun is often limited to vast quantities of books. Like...so many books, bruh. I discuss most of the ones I read over the summer, in some... Continue Reading →
Hi, folks! I thought I'd try a new thing this month and talk about the books I hope to read this coming month - there are quite a few of them, but I am confident I can get through a good amount of them! https://youtu.be/94rF27IRby8 What are you reading over the month of May?
In a move that will doubtlessly go over well with every fantasy fan out there, I decided to have a little fun with some of my favourite classical fantasy novels. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jid2cLw6l_E Staples of the genre indeed! How would you describe these five books in a sentence?
With everything going on in the world right now, I find myself forced to write something like this in the hopes that I'll keep to a stringent posting schedule, over here and at booknest.eu both. Giant Days Vol. 01 by John Allison This slice of life has a female version of me as one of... Continue Reading →
A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine First of all, look at that cover art. Look at it. It's breathtaking. It creates within you certain expectations, of majesty and power and Empire, of two cultures clashing with one another, of two individuals removed from all others for entirely different reasons. It sets up a confrontation,... Continue Reading →
First, let's get over the rules. One: This is not my "Best of 2019" list. That list is coming at the end of January or the beginning of February. Some of the books that appear here will probably appear there, as well - and some won't. I'm taking my time with it because I have... Continue Reading →
I love Asian-themed fantasy, especially when it's ON SALE! Whether it's inspired by historical events like R. F. Kuang's The Poppy War or it dissects the warrior culture of an analogue of Japan like M. L. Wang's The Sword of Kaigen, whether it mythologises heroes like Rob J. Hayes's Never Die or it offers a... Continue Reading →