This was a random graphic novel I picked up off the library shelf.
Genre: middle grade fantasy graphic novel
Length: 208 pages
Setting: a big city and the Underworld beneath it, present day
Summary: Short version: Edmund and his changeling, Cinder, work together to stop a coup in the Royal City Continue reading
I’m slowly making my way through Jim Butcher’s collection of short stories, Brief Cases. This is the third story in that collection.
Published: 2010 in The Dresden Files Roleplaying Game, Vol. 2: Our World
Genre: urban fantasy short story
Length: 24 pages
Setting: Chicago, present day
Summary: Short version: Dresden relates a case as a teaching moment to a group of young Wardens Continue reading
This is the fourth and final book in the Protector of the Small quartet. Miss Adventure has been asking when I was going to finish the series. I decided it’s been long enough since I read the last one that I was ready for another Tamora Pierce book.
Genre: YA fantasy
Length: 411 pages of story, 431 pages total
Setting: mostly the northern border of Tortall, 460 HE, soon after the events of Squire
Summary: Short version: Kel commands a refugee camp and has to rescue them from Scanrens Continue reading
This is the 13th book in the Discworld series, and the last book I started on vacation. It’s also made the BBC’s The Big Read list.
Length: 400 pages
Setting: Omnia, a smallish nation on Discworld
Summary: Short version: Om, reincarnated as a tortoise, is trying to regain his godly powers Continue reading
This is the 12th book in the Discworld series. I’ve been reading them on vacation since they’re so light and all on my Kindle. As a bonus, it’s one of the BBC’s The Big Read books.
Length: 374 pages
Setting: mostly in Genua on Discworld
Summary: Short version: Magrat, Nanny Ogg, and Granny Weatherwax disrupt Lilith’s perfect story Continue reading
This year, Mr. Curiosity added a “starts with a number” category to our Reading the Alphabet Challenge. I decided to read this one to fulfill that category since it’s a non-horror Stephen King. I enjoy his writing, but I find horror too scary. So, I have to pick and choose which of King’s books I can read.
Genre: time travel fantasy
Length: 849 pages
Setting: Derry, Maine, and parts of Texas, 1958-1963 and present day
Summary: Short version: Jake goes back in time to prevent the Kennedy assassination Continue reading
One of the stories in this collection was nominated for a Locus Award. I got the collection to read that story and ended up reading all of them. The collection itself was also nominated for a Locus Award.
Genre: science fiction and fantasy short story collection
Length: 362 pages of stories, 373 pages total
Setting: various locations, mostly on Earth
Summary: Short version: Stories by various authors featuring either robots or fairies, and sometimes both Continue reading