Tenacious Reader Blog

POLL: Book Discussions and Author Involvement

First, I just want to say that I LOVE how accessible so many authors are in this digital age. But I also am curious if some of that accessibility can impact reader involvement in discussions under certain situations. So, what better way to try an find out than to run a poll? Where do you like to interact with the authors...

Tough Traveling – Mentors

  Nathan over at Fantasy Review Barn is the mastermind of Tough Traveling. What’s Tough Traveling? Pretty much, it’s a weekly feature on Thursdays where we dig around to come up with examples of common tropes in fantasy, using Diana Wynne Jones’ The Tough Guide to Fantasyland as our inspiration and guide. Nathan has invited one and all to join in the fun, so feel...

Waiting on Wednesday – The Magician’s Land

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.  It gives an opportunity to share our excitement for upcoming releases (share the love and anticipation for those books we can’t wait to read). The Magician’s by Lev Grossman is definitely a marmite book, and one that I feel clearly on the the LOVE LOVE LOVE side of. I think some readers...

Unwept by Tracy Hickman and Laura Hickman

Sometimes I’m in the mood for something different from my normal reads, something outside of the books I know are telling stories I want to hear in a style that I enjoy. Sometimes this results in a huge payoff as I read and enjoy something quite different. So, I will admit this is the mindset I was in when I...

Tough Traveling – Large Man

    Nathan over at Fantasy Review Barn is the mastermind of Tough Traveling. What’s Tough Traveling? Pretty much, it’s a weekly feature on Thursdays where we dig around to come up with examples of common tropes in fantasy, using Diana Wynne Jones’ The Tough Guide to Fantasyland as our inspiration and guide. Nathan has invited one and all to join in the fun, so...

Saga #1 by Brian K. Vaughan (Writer), Fiona Staples (Artist)

A little background about me and graphic novels: After reading Joe Hill’s books and absolutely loving them, several people recommended I read Locke & Key. I had never read a graphic novel prior to that (at least not for myself, I have a couple I have read to my kids), so I was hesitant. Anyway, I decided to give it...

Thief’s Magic by Trudi Canavan

Sometimes I really crave a good character driven book. I want to experience the story from the central character, feel and understand them, get inside their head. This was exactly that (plus magic and a cool new world). True there are two POVs in this, but they are actually self-contained stories with no intersection or overlap. Yet. I have to...

Tough Traveling – Invisible College (hidden schools)

Nathan over at Fantasy Review Barn is the mastermind of Tough Traveling. What’s Tough Traveling? Pretty much, it’s a weekly feature on Thursdays where we dig around to come up with examples of common tropes in fantasy, using Diana Wynne Jones’ The Tough Guide to Fantasyland as our inspiration and guide. Nathan has invited one and all to join in the fun, so feel free...

Waiting on Wednesday – Fool’s Assassin

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine to let us share our excitement for books coming out soon. What can I say? I absolutely reading about love Fitz and whatever tragic adventures come his way. We thought we were done after the Tawny Man trilogy, but I am ecstatic to learn we are not. Really can’t wait to read...

The Girl with All the Gifts by M. R. Carey

  If the blurb isn’t enough, here’s the trailer. It gives quite a good feel for the tone of the book: [video src=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=_Xo3A5UTjso”]   I just loved this book. I don’t want to say too much about the plot because I think it is better to go into this one knowing as little as possible. But as you can likely gather from...