Book Review: House of Many Ways

House of Many Ways
By Dianna Wynne Jones

My Edition:
Paperback, 404 pages
2008, Greenwillow Books
ISBN: 9780061477973

Charmain, having led a sheltered life mostly full of reading, finds herself watching her great uncle William’s magical house while the wizard is convalescing with elves. There’s a dog to take care of, piles of dishes to wash and mountains of dirty laundry (it breeds if not cleaned!) and Charmain has no idea what to do with any of it. When an apprentice wizard, Peter, shows up, the two find themselves not only tending after a magical house, but caught up in a plot that involves the king of the land and a familiar family of wizards.

I knew from the first couple chapters that I was going to enjoy this book significantly more than Castle in the Air.

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Book Review: Taste of Marrow

Taste of Marrow
By Sarah Gailey

My Edition:
Paperback, 186 pages
2017, Tor Books
ISBN: 9780765395252

Taste of Marrow picks up after the events of River of Teeth – the crew is split up, each group thinking the members of the other are deceased. While Winslow beings a frantic search for Hero, refusing to believe his lover is dead, Hero finds themselves roped into a rescue mission/assassination.

I was very excited to be reunited with these characters once more, as well as their foul mouths and a mess of hungry, feral hippos.

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Judging A Book By Its Cover: His Dark Materials Companions

This is my weekly post where I highlight beautiful books from my collection. We all judge book covers to some extent – I created this feature to highlight and appreciate the art and design elements of some of the books I own. If covers didn’t matter, publishers wouldn’t put out so many wonderful editions!

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Judging A Book By Its Cover: Penguin Drop Caps (III)

This is my weekly post where I highlight beautiful books from my collection. We all judge book covers to some extent – I created this feature to highlight and appreciate the art and design elements of some of the books I own. If covers didn’t matter, publishers wouldn’t put out so many wonderful editions!

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TBR Tear Down Challenge (2018)

You might have noticed me talking about a TBR Tear Down challenge (necessity!?) in my November and December wrap-ups. Or you might not, that’s alright. But the time has come for me to face the facts – my TBR is impossibly huge and while I’m glad I’ll never run out of books to read, I’d like to read the books I own before I die. So I’ve come up with a way to (I hope) focus on the books that have been gathering dust on my shelves the longest.

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