World Literature

The Shadow of What Was Lost (The Licanius Trilogy)
The Shadow of What Was Lost (The Licanius Trilogy)

Review: This has all the elements of a good book. The one crucial flaw it is missing is character development. There is very little explanations or motivation behind any of the character's actions; it's almost as if they are doing what they do simply because...that's just what they do. Without the character development, everything is just a constant blur without context. Read more

Cry, the Beloved Country
Cry, the Beloved Country

Review: Note that this review is for the audio book narrated by Michael York. As for the book itself, this is the type of literature that I feel helps expand me as a human being. Paton does a great job of putting me in the shoes of several diverse people going through very difficult situations and helping me see all sides of the racial issues that were occurring in South Africa after World War II.

First of all, I was able to see and feel what the natives were going through with the minority tak... Read more

The Illuminated Rumi
The Illuminated Rumi

Review: I have been a lover of Rumi's poetry for some time. This combination of Coleman Barks' inspired translations and the enlightened illustrations are like walking through the infinite reaches of time and soul space. If I have a deep concern or question, I can pick it up and open it randomly as an oracle...For me it's wisdom transcends all boundaries. A beautiful gift for someone who can dance in the depths of spirit...or just for your Self. Read more

The Last Alchemist
The Last Alchemist

Review: I had a bit of a hard time getting into this book. After I finally started putting it together it was quite good. Some of the characters names gave me a good chuckle. Such as Wen Ning - which he couldn't seem to do. Then Utterly - (useless) which I really liked pulling him out of the fire, and Dypsvick - which sounded a lot like "dipstick" who seemed to have a way of coming out on top. All in all I thought this book was a fun read especially after I started giving the characters ""sounds like" n... Read more

Purple Hibiscus: A Novel
Purple Hibiscus: A Novel

Review: being the first time ever reading a book in the setting of Nigeria, by a Nigerian author, i am very impressed by the strong ,beautifully written pages. The book really gives you a sense of what it's like being in a business mans house hold in Nigeria in the 1970s. it also sets the scene for a very abusive father and a family that is silent. this book provides many tense moments, as well as very joyous moments that make you smile. This book is very good at covering both ends of the spectrum, and ... Read more

Sword Art Online, Vol. 2: Aincrad
Sword Art Online, Vol. 2: Aincrad

Review: I didn’t care much for the SAO anime. I was a little apprehensive about buying this book. It was a really light read, as it only took me a few hours to finish it. I was surprised that I liked it as much as I did. Their were a couple of minor differences from the book and the episodes that adapt this book. I believe that at least half of the anime came from this book, and the other half came from short stories.
The quality of writing was good. I thought the translation was well done. The only ... Read more

Archangel's Storm (A Guild Hunter Novel)
Archangel's Storm (A Guild Hunter Novel)

Review: I was disappointed with this book and it was a chore to finish. It seemed like ever so often Ms. Singh would realize the relationship between the characters was just too anemic and she would try to force some passion; then it'd wander back to anemia. Read more

Shards of Hope (Psy-Changeling Novel, A)
Shards of Hope (Psy-Changeling Novel, A)

Review: I have read everything from this author . That being said ,this book dragged . I felt myself wanting to skip a lot of it .I still gave this four stars because I did like the main characters . I will always buy these books I am a die hard fan! But I guess you can't love them all . Read more

Archangel's Shadows (Guild Hunter Book 7)
Archangel's Shadows (Guild Hunter Book 7)

Review: Loved this book. I love where the author is going with the characters. Although I wanted more Elena and Raphael, the story of Janvier and Ash was really good and adding them to the "family" was even better. This series get better with each book. Great read, fun. Read more

Bonds of Justice (Psy/Changelings)
Bonds of Justice (Psy/Changelings)

Review: Every time I read this book I come away with a new appreciation for this book. I love learning about the Forgotten and the nuances of the world building is amazing.

Each and every time I read this book I learn something new, actually that's true with all of the series. Read more

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