Posts Tagged: Top 100 Fantasy Books

Coursera: Online Games Week 2

This week in Online Games: Literature, New Media, and Narrative This week the class is going to dig a little deeper into Tolkien, the social aspect of MMOs and take a look at one of my favorite epic poems: Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came. Readings – J.R.R Tolkien’s… Read more »

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2014 Book Purchases: May

2014 Book Purchases: May

I always start the draft for these monthly book purchase updates at the beginning of the month. It gives me a chance to look back over the previous month and encourage myself to do better throughout the coming month. Update: I went over my book budget by $1.22. That’s not… Read more »

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Review: The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Review: The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Dorothy thinks she’s lost forever when a tornado whirls her and her dog, Toto, into a magical world. To get home, she must find the wonderful wizard in the Emerald City of Oz. On the way she meets the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman and the Cowardly Lion. But the Wicked… Read more »

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An Aficionado’s Guide to the top 100 Fantasy Books of All Time – All

An Aficionado’s Guide to the top 100 Fantasy Books of All Time – All

FINALLY. The full list. Like the previous list I posted on this blog An Aficionado’s Guide to The 20 Best Urban Fantasy Novels of the Last Decade this is a VOTED ON list. The group that voted on this list is Fantasy Aficionados and the group had huge participation in… Read more »

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Review: Gardens of the Moon (Malazan Book of the Fallen, #1) by Steven Erikson

Review: Gardens of the Moon (Malazan Book of the Fallen, #1) by Steven Erikson

There are no words. I just don’t have the words to describe this enough to get out a review. I don’t have the words to express my relationship with Gardens of the Moon. I am…my mind is BLOWN. It’s genius. It’s intimidating. The sheer scope of what was going on… Read more »

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Update:  Gardens of the Moon (The Malazan Book of the Fallen, #1) by Steven Erikson

Update: Gardens of the Moon (The Malazan Book of the Fallen, #1) by Steven Erikson

Bled dry by warfare, the vast Malazan empire simmers with discontent. Sergeant Whiskeyjack’s Bridgeburners and surviving sorceress Tattersail wanted to mourn the dead of Pale. But Darujhistan, last of the Free Cities, holds out, Empress Lasseen’s ambition knows no bounds, and the gods intend to intervene. Current location: 372/494 (75%)… Read more »

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Review: Howl’s Moving Castle (Howl’s Moving Castle #1) by Diana Wynne Jones

Review: Howl’s Moving Castle (Howl’s Moving Castle #1) by Diana Wynne Jones

I’ve heard of this book (and Diana Wynne Jones) before but I’d never read any of her work. Jones was on Mt. TBR but I pushed Howl’s Moving Castle up because it was picked to be a book club group read. WOW! I really loved this book. It’s a quite… Read more »

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Review: Assassin’s Apprentice (Farseer Trilogy #1) by Robin Hobb *Spoilers*

Review: Assassin’s Apprentice (Farseer Trilogy #1) by Robin Hobb *Spoilers*

This is another book I am having a hard time reviewing. There is a lot I like about this book. Fitz is a very engrossing character and the magical skills that he has are extremely interesting. Hobb seems to focus mainly on character development in this book. The book revolves… Read more »

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