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
I saw this book listed somewhere as a good kid’s book and was excited to see it was available as an audiobook. It was a perfect length for our 7-hour trip to Philadelphia. It’s also the first book in a four book series, so we should have more books to listen to!
Genre: middle grade fantasy
Length: 290 pages
Setting: on the continent of Skree in the world of Aerwiar, early industrial society Continue reading
This is the fourteenth book in the Dresden Files series that I’m trying to finish this year. There’s only fifteen published so far (although I think the next one is due to come out soon) so I think I can actually finish the series this year.
Genre: urban fantasy
Length: 515 pages
Setting: Chicago and nearby Lake Michigan, a few weeks after the events of Ghost Story Continue reading
I was looking for an X, Y, or Z author (for one last book in my reading the alphabet challenge) and came upon this book. I chose it because Zusak also wrote The Book Thief, which I enjoyed.
Genre: YA fiction
Length: 357 pages
Setting: I’m guessing England based on some of the nouns (like fish and chips or crisps), present day Continue reading
A friend gave me a copy of this book to read. I don’t usually read short story collections, but he seemed so passionate about the author and the stories that I was willing to try it. Since it is a short story collection, I’ll summarize each story and then give my overall impressions.
Genre: fiction short stories, with occasional science fictional elements
Length: 251 pages
Setting: various present day settings in the U.S. Continue reading
I was looking through the library’s shelves for an author whose last name started with I for my Reading the Alphabet Challenge and this title caught my eye. I was in the mood for some historical fiction in a non-Western setting and decided to try it.
Genre: historical fiction
Length: 383 pages
Setting: what is now Mongolia, 1200s Continue reading
This is the next short story in the Event Horizon 2017 collection of short stories highlighting authors who are eligible for the 2017 Campbell award for best new writer.
Published: 2016 in CLONES: The Anthology
Genre: science fiction, with a touch of Chthulu
Length: 34 pages
Setting: an asteroid mining base, near future Continue reading