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text 2017-03-23 12:25
♪Some of My FAVORITE Things♪ (Part 3)

The idea for this series of posts was inspired by Lashaan at Bookidote. He asked what some of my favorite books were during my initial start of my Malazan Journey.  That got me thinking, as I do have a “favorite” tag that I use in Calibre. So I did some exhaustive investigating [typing in “favorite” and hitting enter in Calibre is a real workout!] and out of the roughly 2900 books that I’ve read since 2000, there are around 300 that earned the Favorite moniker. There are a bunch of Favorites that are duplicates, as I’ve obviously re-read some of my Favorites time and time again.

 

However, listing 300+ books all in one post seemed like information overload. Therefore I have decided to do a much smaller list each month until the end of the year. You will get to see what I like in manageable doses and I get “thought free” posts.   Win-Win all around. I’m simply listing them Alphabetical by Author with just a word or four attached.

 

 

 

 

 

Dave Duncan

 

Sky Swords
The Gilded Chain
Lord of the Fire Lands

 

These were the original King’s Blades books and quite the tale they were. Considering that the  story is circular due to some funky time stuff, I am looking forward to re-reading these at some point in the future

 

 

David Drake

 

Lord of the Isles

 

I actually enjoyed the whole Lord of the Isles series and not just the first book, but didn’t feel like listing all 9 books. If you like the first book, you’ll like the the rest of the series, as Drake pretty much cut-n-pastes for all 9 books. Magic and violence in a fantasy setting.

 

 

David Eddings

 

Enchanters’ End Game
Magician’s Gambit
Castle of Wizardry
Queen of Sorcery
Pawn of Prophecy

 

I came to the Belgariad in highschool and have loved it ever since. In theory, I love his Elenium (Diamond Throne, Ruby Knight & Sapphire Rose) more, because it deals with one knight, but in all honesty, it doesn’t hold up as well. Still good, just not as good.

 

 

DC Comics/Dan Jurgens

 

Return of Superman
World Without a Superman
Death of Superman
Superman/Doomsday Hunter/Prey

 

This whole story arc in the comics world is what cemented my love for Supes. It also etched into my mind that Superman looked like this. He’s a man who has gone through a lot, he’s not some boy [I’m looking at you New52 Superman] fresh faced and off the farm.

 

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Dennis Schmidt

 

Way-Farer

 

I ran across Way-Farer when I was in middle school. I thought it was a standalone story for over a decade until I went on a road trip to Newfoundland and in a little used bookstore ran across the sequel. Turns out there were 4 books in total. Sadly, while I enjoyed the rest, they just didn’t have the magic of the first. But swords and zen in a science fiction setting? Yes please.

 

 

Don Pendleton

 

Tennessee Smash
Acapulco Rampage

 

Pendleton originally penned 37 novels about a vietnam vet who returned to the United States to hunt down the mafia who had killed his family. The series was called Mack Bolan: The Executioner. It is pretty pulpy 60’s, 70’s and 80’s stuff but these 2 stood out. The series did continue, but under various ghost author’s names.

 

 

Edward Roe

 

His Sombre Rivals

 

Published in 1883, this book was one of the finalists for my Best Book of 2015.  A story of loyalty, friendship, unrequited love and honor, I couldn’t have asked for a better story.

 

 

Evan Currie

 

Heirs of Empire
An Empire Asunder

 

Currie has written a bunch, but this series, The Scourwind Legacy, is probably his best to date. One of those Indie’s who has proved me wrong and I’m glad of that. Space Opera and super soldiers.

 

 

Frank Herbert

 

Dune
Dune Messiah
Children of Dune
God Emperor of Dune

 

What can I say? I am going to be re-reading the Dune Chronicles this year. It is epic in scope and time and scale. Dune is probably one of the finest books I’ll ever read.

 

 

George MacDonald

 

The Princess and the Goblins
The Princess and Curdie

 

The Princess and Curdie was the first book I owned as a child that was in hardcover. I bought it in 2nd grade and it has not left my side yet. A great children’s duology.

 

 

 

 

 

So there is March’s Favorites. Life is going to be busy for the rest of the month [car stuff, etc] so I suspect my posting schedule will be rather erratic at best.

 

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  1. Some of My Favorite Things I
  2. Some of My Favorite Things II
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review 2017-03-23 07:30
#21 - Thirteen reasons why by Jay Asher
Thirteen Reasons Why - Jay Asher

This book was hard. Not as hard as I though it would be, but definitely hard. What you do matter to other people, it can influence their lives. Even insignificant events, maybe those are not that insignificant to everyone.


Reading this book, I thought a lot about high school and primary school and I remembered all the little things I did that now make me feel like an asshole. I also remember what other people did that make me feel like shit. I would not want to live these years over again, teen years are the hardest.


This book has to be read, I think it should be read and discussed in class. It matters.

The format is also really great, I love how Hannas' story is shown through the tapes.
I really recommend this !

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review 2017-03-23 07:05
Release Week Blitz - Hard Justice

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NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Lori Foster returns with the second installment in her explosive new series featuring sexy bodyguards who’ll do anything to protect the ones they love.

 

   

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Playing it safe has never felt so dangerous…

 

Justice Wallington knows how to harness his strength and intimidating size—skills he put to good use first in the MMA cage, and now as a bodyguard at the Body Armor agency. But no opponent has ever left him feeling as off balance as his new client, heiress Fallon Wade. Far from a spoiled princess, she’s sweet and intriguingly innocent. It’s a risk-free assignment, until he’s required to fake a relationship with her in order to blend in.

 

Sheltered from the world after a family tragedy, Fallon longs to experience life—going to bars, dancing, talking to strangers. Not easy with a huge, lethal-looking bodyguard shadowing her every move. Justice seems like her polar opposite, but pretending to be a couple stirs undeniable heat. And when danger strikes again, it’s not just her safety in jeopardy, but a passion that’s real, raw and absolutely against the rules…

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Leese meets his new charge under less than perfect circumstances. He can see why she needs protection. He just wants her to trust he will keep her safe. Even when it gets ugly.

Catalina has been surviving on her own, and does not feel she needs help. Those that are after her are beyond reach, so what is the point. Now, some hot time, that she could use. There is more to this than just security.

This book was an excellent start to a new series! I loved the characters. How strong the female lead is, how sassy. She knows what she wants. I am surprised the pages did not melt. The book is HOT! This author always gives us her best. I cannot wait to read the next book in the Body Armor series.

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LORI FOSTER is a New York Times, USA TODAY and Publishers Weekly bestselling author of more than 55 titles, beloved for her contemporary romance novels revolving around alpha males and the women they fall for. Lori has been a recipient of the prestigious RT Book Reviews Career Achievement Award for Series Romantic Fantasy, and for Contemporary Romance. For more about Lori, visit her website at LoriFoster.com, or check out these online locations where she interacts with readers: Facebook.com/LoriFoster, Twitter.com/LoriLFoster, Goodreads and Pinterest.com/lorilfoster. You can also sign up for her monthly newsletter at LoriFoster.com/Newsletter.    

 

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text 2017-03-23 02:07
Asquith Realty Group Review - Discover the Best Neighborhood

Discovering the best neighborhood that best suits all your needs was never an easy task. You need to conduct a proper research first and a careful evaluation after. Asquith Rise doesn’t want you to be alone in your search, that’s why they provided some important pointers to remember in finding the right community of your dreams.

 

Choose what is more important to you as a first, the physical house or the neighborhood itself. Others find the house as more important than the neighborhood, while some think otherwise. Not all can afford a beautiful and elegant house with an ideal neighborhood because it would cost more than expected, that’s why you need to compromise on the house and the community it belongs to if you’re following a strict budget.

 

It’s also crucial to ask your family members if they prefer to live in an urban or rural area before starting your search. List all the kinds of amenities they need to be close with and consider their other interests.

 

Choose a community that’s close to schools, even if you’re single and has your own job. You don’t want to live forever alone, right? Asquith realty group sees that sooner or later you’ll have your own family, so might as well consider this on your list, but remember that areas with a good school district have more value.

 

A good transportation should also be one of your priorities. Find if a specific neighborhood offers a good public transportation or if the area is prone to traffic or not. You’ll easily find significant locations if you choose a place near or within a city.

 

Getting help from a real estate agent could be included on your list. You may ask him or her to find good places that are close to subway stations or to popular commuter routes but offers an affordable price.

 

After you finish your search and you’re content with the places you found, compare the good and bad sides of each and choose carefully. Once you are finished in doing so, visit the place of your choice often on both weekdays and weekends to determine its living condition.

 

As an excellent multi-residential development company, Asquith realty group continues to give helpful advice or tips on individuals related to finding a good place to live. They suggest that you must include legwork in your search and should not just depend on online reviews.

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