Monthly Archives: October 2011

Post #52: Howl’s Moving Castle

Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones Post number fifty-two is for Diana Wynne Jones’ Howl’s Moving Castle, another required reading assignment for my Fantasy Lit course. I had obviously heard of this book before, but for some reason I … Continue reading

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Post #51: City of Fire

City of Fire by Laurence Yep Post number fifty-one (taking me one book past my goal of reading 50 books in a year, hurrah!) is for Laurence Yep's City of Fire, another required reading for my Fantasy Lit course. This … Continue reading

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Post #50: Rapunzel’s Revenge

Rapunzel’s Revenge by Shannon and Dean Hale Post number fifty is for Shannon and Dean Hale’s Rapunzel’s Revenge, another required reading assignment for my Fantasy Lit course. The first part of the on-campus session is focusing on fairy tales, and … Continue reading

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Post #49: Akata Witch

Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor This week is my on-campus session for Fantasy Lit, and because the professor gives us the class prior to the on-campus meeting and the class after, she crams six books into our required reading for … Continue reading

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Post #48: Zel

Zel by Donna Jo Napoli Post number forty-eight is for Donna Jo Napoli’s Zel, which is a retelling of the famous fairy tale Rapunzel. While there were definitely some massive similarities between the two stories, there were enough differences to … Continue reading

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Post #47: Graceling

Graceling by Kristin Cashore Post number forty-seven is for Kristin Cashore's Graceling, which was another required reading title for my Fantasy Lit course (this week's theme was heroines). This was another title recommended by a friend, and while I thought … Continue reading

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Post #46: Voices

Voices by Ursula K. Le Guin Post number forty-six is for Ursula K. Le Guin’s Voices, a required reading assignment for my Fantasy Lit course. I have never read a Le Guin book before, and this one initially made me … Continue reading

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REVIEW: The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan

The Son of Neptune (Heroes of Olympus #2) by Rick Riordan Disney-Hyperion, 2011 [Goodreads] [Amazon] Percy is confused. When he awoke from his long sleep, he didn’t know much more than his name. His brain fuzz is lingering, even after the … Continue reading

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Post #44: The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins Post number forty-four is for Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games, a required reading title for my Fantasy Lit course. My friends have been recommending this book to me pretty much since it came out … Continue reading

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