Libraries have Souls

As I was reading the first half of Jim Butcher’s The Aeronaut’s Windlass, I came across a passage that I thought was masterfully written and appealed to the author in me: Bridget blinked once. “Books do not have souls, sir.” “Those who write them do,” Ferus said. “They leave bits and pieces behind them whenContinue reading “Libraries have Souls”

The Aeronaut’s Windlass, Part 1

When I was growing up, I remember Treasure Planet coming out and loving it. I read Treasure Island as a kid and it was okay, but this new idea that the ships were in space and flying through the air, with aliens and what not, completely set my imagination going. That same joy of piratesContinue reading “The Aeronaut’s Windlass, Part 1”

Exile, R.A. Salvatore

Three days and I’ve finished the second book in the Dark Elf Trilogy – Exile by R.A. Salvatore. As when I first read through this series over a decade ago now, I’m devouring these novels like there is no tomorrow. However, the big difference between when I read these novels before and reading them nowContinue reading “Exile, R.A. Salvatore”

Homeland, R.A. Salvatore

Have you ever picked up an old favorite and reread it? It’s like reuniting with an old friend and wondering why you ever stopped talking. I had that wonderful experience this past week rereading Salvatore’s Homeland. Now, my brother recently got me a signed copy of his Cleric Quintet, the first series I read ofContinue reading “Homeland, R.A. Salvatore”