It’s WWW Wednesday, a tag hosted on Taking on a World of Words It’s easy to do, just answer the three questions below! My post is coming to you a little bit later than I hoped because I finished two things yesterday, so I had to amend all of my answers.
This review is going to get.. Complicated.
TLDR: This is a fun, fast-paced speculative fiction novel that expertly explores modern-day’s media obsession and the price of fame. Not without its faults, I’d happily recommend this book to lovers of the internet age.
Synopsis: Magic 2.0 is a comic science-fiction/fantasy series of books written by Scott Meyer. The series so far consists of five novels, the first being Off To Be the Wizard. The series follows Martin Banks, a programmer from 2012, who uses a computer file that allows him to alter reality to time travel to medieval England where he joins a community of other computer programmers posing as wizards.
My history with this series goes back to hearing Book Roast talk about reading the first book nearly a year ago. At the time I searched my libraries and none of them had a copy, so it stayed on my Goodreads To-Read shelf, perhaps to be forgotten. But I finally got my chance when I saw Scribd had the first 3 books on audio, which I read in August, and I got the latest two books on Audible, which I finished up this weekend.
I saw this type of post of From Cover to Cover and thought, what a great way to do a weekly wrap up. After doing my massive August wrap up I knew I needed a more frequent wrap up schedule, and this is just perfect. It’s WWW Wednesday, a tag hosted on Taking on a World of Words It’s easy to do, just answer the three questions below!
This first post I’ll be wrapping up the first two weeks of September, and then I’ll be weekly going forward. Into the wrap up!
In brief: In Foundryside, Robert Jackson Bennett has crafted a world and characters that are at once a breath of fresh air and a welcome home.
I know we’re nearly half way into September, but I hope you’ll give me a pass for having just started this blog back up.
For the month of August, I sat for my NEWTs Exams (started by Book Roast on YouTube). Back in April I passed all of my OWL exams so I had the potential to sit all of my NEWTs. Preparing for the month I felt like I might comfortably complete my average number of books, around 15 books. But apparently I fell into a time loop because I managed 29 (!!) books.
Into the books!
As I prefaced in my quotes post, I’m writing this review in preparation of this weekend’s season premiere of HBO’s True Blood. I’ve watched the show since it started in 2008, and while I do have some problems with the direction it’s heading, I am still a huge fan. Continue reading “Review of “Dead Until Dark” by Charlaine Harris”
I’d like to start out with a little back-story with this book up for my review.
I was strolling through my Books-a-Million passing the time waiting for the excruciatingly slow city bus to come. It was extremely masochistic of me, surrounding myself with books; it was nearing the end of the month, so I barely had money left in my budget. Bibliophiles and stretched college funds just don’t mix, people! Continue reading “Review of “Room” by Emma Donoghue”