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Tales of the South Pacific by James Michener

This won a Pulitzer Prize and I’m trying to read more Pulitzer Prize winners this year.

Published: 1947

Genre: war fiction

Length: 384 pages

Setting: various small island in the South Pacific during WWII

Summary: Short version: Military life in the South Pacific during WWII Continue reading



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Hamlet by William Shakespeare

Shakespeare fits in the medieval time period we’re covering this year in homeschooling. This was the play Mr. Curiosity chose to read. I read it along with him. I think this is my first time experiencing Hamlet.

Published: 1600

Genre: classic play

Length: I have a book that contains all of Shakespeare’s works. This took up 41 pages of double-columned text in that book

Setting: Denmark, late 1500s

Summary: Short version: Death, betrayal, and madness in the high courts of Denmark Continue reading


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The Realms of the Gods by Tamora Pierce

Miss Adventure got me reading the Protector of the Small series which takes place after the events in this series. I decided to make an effort to finish listening to this book (which I’ve had on my plate for months), the fourth book in the Immortals series.

Published: 1996

Genre: YA fantasy

Length: 347 pages

Setting: mostly the Divine Realms and a bit of Tortall, soon after the events of Emperor Mage

Summary: Short version: A final confrontation between the powers of Chaos and Order Continue reading

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Moving Pictures by Terry Pratchett

This is the tenth Discworld book. I read it while I was on San Salvador. I like to read Discworld books when I travel since there are so many of them and they’re not too taxing to read.

Published: 1990

Genre: fantasy

Length: 396 pages

Setting: Holy Wood, near Ankh-Morpork

Summary: Short version: Holy Wood magic is creeping back into the world, bring beings from beyond reality Continue reading

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Dragon Harper by Anne and Todd McCaffery

It’s a book about dragons and Pern, so of course I’m interested. It is the third book in a series, though, so start with Dragon’s Kin if you’re interested.

Published: 2008

Genre: fantasy

Length: 299 pages

Setting: mostly Harper’s Hall, soon after the events of Dragon’s Fire

Summary: Short version: Life as an apprentice in Harper Hall, with a plague Continue reading

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The Aeneid by Virgil

I chose this as a book for Mr. Curiosity to read for his study of Ancient History this year. I read it alongside him so we could discuss it together.

Translator: Robert Fagles

Published: originally around 30 BCE; this edition in 2006

Genre: classic historical fiction epic poetry

Length: 386 pages of text, 484 pages total

Setting: various locations within the Mediterranean Sea, after the Trojan War

Summary: Short version: Aeneas and his men travel the Mediterranean to found Rome Continue reading

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Water into Wine by Joyce Chng

I was provided a copy of the book by the publisher to review, although my opinions are all my own.

Published: today! 2017

Genre: science fiction novella

Length: 92 pages

Setting: Tertullian VI, not too far future Continue reading

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