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text 2018-06-16 22:13
Reading progress update: I've read 564 out of 836 pages.
Wizard's First Rule - Terry Goodkind

 

Wizard's First Rule:  People are stupid.  (But don't tell any one).

 

Apparently librarians are wizards too, because I think its our first rule as well (also unspoken).

 

 

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text 2018-06-15 21:20
Reading progress update: I've read 157 out of 836 pages.
Wizard's First Rule - Terry Goodkind

 

I kind of feel bad (kinda).  My usual lunch companion has today off work.  Which meant I got to read a few more pages on my lunch break.  Squee!!

 

Grocery shopping after work, then home to devote myself to this book.

 

Have a great weekend!

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text 2018-06-15 14:55
Reading progress update: I've read 108 out of 836 pages.
Wizard's First Rule - Terry Goodkind

 

Okay, 3 days to read this one.  About 278 pages per day.  I may have to pay some overdue fines on it.

 

This author believes in getting right to things!  Only 100 pages in, and everything is all set up.  I've met the Chosen One, he met his love interest on practically the first page, his brother is set up as corrupt, his mentor is revealed to be much more than he seems, and a world-shaking conflict is looming. 

 

As much as I love fantasy, I sometimes wish that there was a different plot line than this same weary, old one. 

 

Onwards!

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text 2018-06-14 19:20
TBR Thursday
Wizard's First Rule - Terry Goodkind
Dora Doralina - Rachel de Queiroz
The Bourne Identity - Robert Ludlum
The Hazel Wood - Melissa Albert
Looking for Alaska - John Green

My reading life is still being driven by due dates!  I have 5 days to read Wizard's First Rule, which is quite a thick book, so I'm feeling a bit of pressure.

 

Dora, Doralina is an interlibrary loan, which I'm unable to renew, so its next.

 

Then, finally, I get to read one of the Summer of Spies books, The Bourne Identity, which I'm hoping will be a quick read. 

 

I can hardly wait to read The Hazel Wood because, well, fairies.  I do love the Fae!

 

Finally, my real-life book club choice: Looking for Alaska.  (I may also have to read The Name of the Star quickly, as I think we're combining our July & August meetings.  One of our members is moving to Italy and we want to have a suitable send off for her.)

 

Combine this with changes in guests for the conference that I'm headed to in August  (Deanna Raybourn is no longer going to be a guest of honour, but Tasha Alexander and Andrew Grant will be) and I'm scrambling to fit in a book or 2 by them before mid-August.

 

My reading time in indeed spoken for and I'm longing to get spying!

 

Have a great weekend!

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review 2018-06-12 00:31
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Graphic Novel) - Eric Shanower,L. Frank Baum,Skottie Young

For more reviews, check out my blog: Craft-Cycle

I actually ended up liking this book more than the original novel. I have never been a huge fan of the Oz series. I've always had kind of a weird relationship with them; I'm intrigued by the ideas and characters, but I just don't like them (and I can't stand Dorothy). But I do enjoy various retellings. 

I really liked this book. It perfectly combines Baum's original text with all-new, fabulous artwork. I loved the revamp of the characters. I especially enjoyed the artwork. I really like Young's interesting, slightly grotesque style. Very well done. 

The text does stick to the original story (and all it's gruesome details). This means that the book can get a little violent at times such as the Tin Man killing a cat with his ax to rescue a mouse, the Tin Man decapitating wolves (the Tin Man is surprisingly violent), and the Scarecrow wringing the necks of birds. These things happen in the original so they happen here. Young's artwork is not overly bloody or gory, but there is only so much one can do when illustrating such a story. This is not a criticism of the book, but a warning to parents who may want to give this book to their kids too soon. 

Overall, a very good adaptation of the original Oz story.

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