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review 2017-12-14 06:54
Nightfall
Nightfall - Peter Kujawinski,Jake Halpern

Nightfall is an odd one, because I definitely liked the idea and the atmosphere well more than the actual book, so much so that I pushed through to the end. I am absolutely not the  kind of reader who must finish everything she starts -- I abandon things all the time -- so that I kept trucking is decidedly in this book's favor. That said, I still wasn't super jazzed about Nightfall, so. 

 

Three teenagers -- a sibling pair and another boy -- live on an island on a planet where the seasons are incredibly long. (Think Game of Thrones without the incest.) The entire community of the island comes in the spring, and leaves 14 years later in the fall. At that point, the island is given over to ... something, and everyone must leave their habitations just so. The teens get left behind in the push off the island, and must either make it through Night, or get off the island somehow in the cold and dark. 

 

The environmental stuff was bananas good, and I was all in on the descriptions of the changing seasons and the changing island. The teens, maybe not so much. Several footballs are hidden for so long that it was almost insulting, plus it just made it hard to care. I also didn't find the ending particularly satisfying, but, per usual, ymmv. Winter is coming, I guess. 

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review 2017-07-11 15:52
A Game of Thrones - George R.R. Martin

There have already been many good reviews written about this book, some praising and some condemning.

 

I myself loved the book and the way it is narrated by the different characters. Is it weird that my favorite character is Tyrion?

 

The story is about a kingdom in turmoil for the throne (thus the title) and the many high families involved, including the exiled children of the previous king. Add to that the Black Guard that stands guard at the huge ice wall protecting the kingdom from the Others. The ending of this book was a surprise to me. I can't wait to see what Dany will do!

This book leaves a lot of unanswered questions which leads in to the rest of the series which I will most definitely read. I just hope the last book does indeed bring everything to a close.

 

One note of warning. This book describes human savagery and butchery at it's worst with beheadings and war, descriptions of rape and debasement of women and the "lowborn". If you are sensitive to that sort of thing then this book may not be for you.

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review 2017-06-06 20:26
A Game of Thrones - George R.R. Martin

Still enjoyed it loads the second time around.

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text 2017-04-20 02:51
A Game of Thrones: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 1 - Daniel Abraham,George R.R. Martin,Tommy Patterson

 

I only realky picked this up cause it was a 1.99 ebook. I really liked that the art for the characters is based off the books, and not the show. I've read the novel A Game of Thrones about 4 times now so the story is the story. I've seen other reviews that said this might be hard to follow if you hadn't read the first novel. I can't say either way cause ASOIAF is my fandom, and I've spent countless hours obsessing over it. So the story is deeply inbeded in my psyche. Even though ASOIAF is fandom I probably won't continue with these due to pricing. I actually liked the Dunk and Egg comics a bit more, but these are nice too, just super pricey.
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text 2017-04-02 01:49
TBR: Cookbooks related to books
Sneaky Pie's Cookbook for Mystery Lovers - Rita Mae Brown
True Blood: Eats, Drinks, and Bites from Bon Temps - Alan Ball,Gianna Sobol,Karen Sommer Shalett,Marcelle Bienvenu,Alex Farnum
The Write Ingredients - Lori Foster
Killer Recipes - Susan Whitfield
The Book Lover's Cookbook: Recipes Inspired by Celebrated Works of Literature, and the Passages That Feature Them - Shaunda Kennedy Wenger,Janet Kay Jensen
The Unofficial Game of Thrones Cookbook: From Direwolf Ale to Auroch Stew - More Than 150 Recipes from Westeros and Beyond - Alan Kistler

Well, I went down the rabbit hole of Internet surfing today.  

 

Found lots of books to wishlist at my public library's ebook loans (mine uses overdrive).  The ones above are cookbooks with a book tie in.

 

Killer Recipes - Susan Whitfield synopsis says proceeds will go to breast cancer (these are recipes from mystery writers ).

 

After all, have to have new food stuff for upcoming Deweys 24 Hour Readathon and all the Derby parties...

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