Read: 9 April 2017

I read moderately these past few weeks, a bit less than I usually do, but that's mostly because of vacations and long work days. I also focused on short story collections and magazines, which take up a lot of time. 9 April 2017 Neuromancer by William Gibson. This is one of my favorite books so …

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Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb

  “Learning is never wrong. Even learning how to kill isn't wrong. Or right. It's just a thing to learn, a thing I can teach you. That's all.”   Several days ago I found myself sitting outside my favorite San Diego coffee spot, sipping a hot beverage, and finishing the last chapters of Robin Hobbs Assassin's …

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The Three Musketeers and Modern Fantasy

The Three Musketeers and Modern Fantasy Taking a break from my traditional fare of Fantasy and Science Fiction I decided to jump in and read through Alexandre Dumas' The Three Musketeers. For some reason I overlooked this novel in the past probably thinking that the plot was already spoiled due to all the spoofs and …

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Storm Front (Dresden Files #1)

Lost items found. Paranormal Investigations. Consulting. Advice. Reasonable Rates. No Love Potions, Endless Purses, or Other Entertainment. Above is the Yellow Pages ad put out by Mr. Harry Dresden, Chicago's only Wizard for hire and star of the Dresden Files, a series of 15(20 planned) books by Jim Butcher detailing his exploits as a crime …

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Guardians of the Galaxy and the problem with Marvel movies.

Sunday Judy and I went on a mid-afternoon movie date and finally got the chance to catch the latest Marvel eyeplosion Guardians of the Galaxy. Directed by James Gunn and starring Chris Pratt, the ever obnoxious Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel(sort of), Dave Batista, Bradly Cooper, and a few others under a lot of makeup and …

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