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review 2018-03-11 22:10
Atlas of Middle-earth: Revised Edition
The Atlas of Middle-Earth - Karen Wynn Fonstad

Anyone who loves Middle-earth's maps will love this book. It is chock-full of large maps of the First, Second, and Third Ages, detailing the major events from them all. Follow the Elves, Hobbits, Men, and more through their epic journeys. Also has valuable information about how many miles the Nine Walkers traveled each day, what the climate was like in their time and much more.

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review 2018-03-11 21:48
Myth and Middle-earth
Myth & Middle-Earth: Exploring the Medieval Legends Behind J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings - Leslie Ellen Jones

I enjoyed this book about how various mythologies and legends were re-used and presented in a new light by J. R. R. Tolkien, especially the section on drowned lands. The Celtic myths of Ireland and Wales were interesting too. There's much more inside for anyone interested in mythology and how Middle-earth reflects these. Recommended!

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review 2018-03-01 22:45
What if aliens used Earth as an intergalactic gas station?
Port Of Earth #1 - Zachary Kaplan,Andrea Mutti

My real question is what happens when we run out of water since they're using that for fuel.   


Anyway, loved this, but it just didn't move me as much as some of the other offerings.   So four star.

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review 2018-02-23 06:32
Death on Earth by Jules Howard
Death on Earth: Adventures in Evolution and Mortality - Jules Howard

TITLE:  Death on Earth:  Adventures in Evolution and Mortality


AUTHOR:  Jules Howard




FORMAT:  ebook


ISBN-13:  978-1-4729-1510-8




This book is horribly written (in my opinion) but some-what entertaining.  The author makes a rather poor (and unsuccessful) attempt to explore death in nature.  There is no focus to this book, no thesis or structure - there is just a collection of chapters that briefly discuss whatever random, sometimes  vaguely death related topic the author came across at any given time (I suppose this is the adventure part of the title?).  The book struck me as being more about life and the strange habits of humans rather than death.  Some of these animal stories were interesting, but all were rather superficial.  The writing style is informal, science-lite, overly chatty with too many far too personal anecdotes and opinions.  This is basically a shallow but fairly entertaining book to read if you don't feel like putting too much effort into your reading matter.



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review 2018-02-18 06:41
The Stone Sky (The Broken Earth) - N.K. Jemisin

I knew from the heartbreak that came in the first two books in this series that I should expect this one to be similar. Honestly, though, I think this one was easier. It's hard to top the extreme amount of pain and loss that happened in book one.


Hoa finally really grew on me in this book. I was fascinated to read about his history, seeing him fleshed out. The book, really the entire series, deals so heavily with issues of slavery and prejudice, and it does not pull punches, ever.


This final book also had a theme of moving forward after devastating loss, which was really poignant.


I do think it was clear from the end of the previous book where Essun's story was going to end, given the style of narration. But even realizing that, the journey was not nearly so easy to predict, and I really fell in love the these characters. None quite as much as Alabaster, though.


This series is not easy to read, because it's so heavy, emotionally. I can't recommend it to everyone. But if you enjoy fantasy and want something different, that really delves into the ugly parts of humanity, and the ways that people survive horrific adversity, you should not pass this up.

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