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Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind - Hardcover -
I think anyone who has any interest in graphic novels will enjoy Nausicaä, either for the art or the story, and I definitely recommend it. - Feb. 16, 2013
The Hobbit - Paperback -
A solid introduction to Middle-Earth and fantasy literature, but not quite at the level of The Lord of the Rings. - Jan. 1, 2013
The Well of Ascension - Paperback -
While it is an awkward entry between the great first, and the strong ending of the third, Ascension is still worth reading. - Oct. 10, 2012
Enna Burning - Digital -
A weaker work than Goose Girl, and the least enjoyable of all the Bayern Books. - Sept. 15, 2012
Gormenghast - Digital -
Once accustomed to the style and expectations, reading Gormenghast is an absolute pleasure. - Aug. 4, 2012
Mistborn: The Final Empire - Paperback -
A great start to a strong fantasy series that is full of interesting characters and slick action. - July 9, 2012
Titus Groan - Hardcover -
A rich, complicated world full of fascinating characters that rewards the patient, focused reader. - March 18, 2012
Incarceron - Digital -
Despite a strong premise, Incarceron ultimately fails to develop into anything more than a good idea with mediocre execution. - March 4, 2012
The Borrowers - Paperback -

The Borrowers was a fun, cute little story that I enjoyed reading. I didn't feel like there was a lot of depth to it, but the setting was well-realized and …

- Feb. 22, 2012
Brilliance of the Moon - Hardcover -

There's no other way to say this than Brilliance of the Moon is a disappointing book. I've thought a lot about why this is - why did I enjoy the …

- Feb. 18, 2012
The Lives of Christopher Chant - Digital -

I really enjoy reading Diana Wynne Jones. She has a whimsical and magical quality to her writing that I don't remember seeing anywhere else. Her characters are all very well …

- Jan. 30, 2012
Giant Thief - Digital -

Giant Thief is a fast-paced book full of action and plenty of comedy. I found myself laughing out loud numerous times throughout the book. Unfortunately, the carefree rogue Han Solo …

- Jan. 26, 2012
Howl's Moving Castle - Paperback -

I must mention that I saw the animated film version of this prior to reading the book, though it had been at least a few years. Still, I knew, generally, …

- Dec. 6, 2010
Brave Story - Hardcover -

I took my time reading Brave Story in part because I finished it in November, while I was writing for NaNoWriMo. However, it was also just a long, slow reading, …

- Nov. 11, 2010
A Tolkien Miscellany - Paperback -

On the whole this was an enjoyable collection, with the first half being particularly good. The three short stories ("Smith of Wooton Major", "Farmer Giles of Ham", and "Leaf by …

- Sept. 10, 2010
Finnikin of the Rock - Hardcover -

There were times when I really enjoyed the story that was being told in Finnikin of the Rock. Unfortunately, the lack of consistency among the world and characters that …

- June 26, 2010
The Well at the World's End Volume II - Paperback -

First of all, it's worth getting out of the way that I absolutely loved reading the rest of Ralph's adventures in this, volume II. It's unfortunate that this edition had …

- June 19, 2010
The Well at the World's End Volume I - Paperback -

I was surprised when I started reading Well how archaic the language was. I knew it was written in the 1890s, so I was expecting more Lord of the Rings …

- April 21, 2010
The Amber Spyglass - Paperback -

I read the first two books in this series soon after receiving them as a gift, nearly 2 years ago, so there were some things I may have forgotten between …

- July 24, 2009
The Children of Hurin - Hardcover -

I've had Children of Hurin for over a year now, but was always afraid to actually read it. For some reason, I didn't think I would enjoy it as much …

- June 21, 2009
The Tales of Beedle the Bard - Hardcover -

Tales is an entertaining jaunt back into the Harry Potter universe. The stories are, of course, fun, but it is the commentary by Dumbledore after each story that makes the …

- Jan. 15, 2009

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