My Favourite Things: 2020

For the past few years, I have begun my annual favourite things post by talking about what a hard year it has been and how glad I am it’s over. You would not be wrong in expecting me to start this year’s post the same way. After all, it is 2020. But although it’s beenContinue reading “My Favourite Things: 2020”

What I’ve Been Reading

The #WritersRead prompt for November was: a book debut author. Bryan Washington isn’t a debut author, but Memorial is his first novel, so I’ve decided it counts. Also, I really want to talk about it. Memorial was my November Book of the Month Club selection, and I picked it because it reminded me of the beautiful movie,Continue reading “What I’ve Been Reading”

Review: Half the World by Joe Abercrombie

Thorn Bathu is touched by Mother War. She has dedicated her life to learning to fight so that she might avenge her father, who duelled the infamous Grom-gil-Gorm, Breaker of Swords, and lost. A terrible accident mars her last test, however, and she is branded murderer instead of warrior. Her sentence: death! Brand is touchedContinue reading “Review: Half the World by Joe Abercrombie”

Review: Half a King by Joe Abercrombie

I was pretty sure I’d like Half A King. My only concern was that it might be bloated in the way of epic fantasy, presenting me with a lot of words that may or may not add up to a considerable story. Not that I suspected Joe Abercrombie might deliver anything like that, but IContinue reading “Review: Half a King by Joe Abercrombie”

Review: Best Served Cold

Best Served Cold by Joe Abercrombie Brilliant and bloody! Or brilliantly bloody. I had been reading about this book for years. The cover grabbed my attention a few times and friends kept adding it to their bookshelf on Goodreads. I met Joe Abercrombie at a convention, had a nice chat with him (not about hisContinue reading “Review: Best Served Cold”