Episode 1-46: If Someone Calls You Fat, Eat Them Wherein I review: 145. Private Princess (Private #14) by James Patterson 146. Bill the Galactic Hero On The Planet of Bottled Brains (Bill the Galactic Hero #3) by Harry Harrison 147. Elevation by Stephen King 148. The Surgeon’s Mate (Aubrey & Maturin #7) by Patrick O’Brian London Private is my least favorite of the private parts. Bill the Galactic Hero keeps punning horribly like an issue of Cracked before they became actual internet journalists. Stephen King keeps on busting out Castle Rock novellas, and I’m alright with that — this one’s almost […]
Episode 1-45: Backstabber, Hope Grabber, Greedy Little Fit Haver Wherein I review: 171. The Devil’s Colony (Fatal Folklore Trilogy #3) by Bill Schweigart 172. The Fortune of War (Aubrey & Maturin #6) by Patrick O’Brian 173. Bill, the Galactic Hero and The Planet of the Robot Slaves (Bill the Galactic Hero #2) by Harry Harrison 174. The Witch Elm by Tana French Anyone in America right now can tell you what’s scarier than monsters out of myth is actually creepy ass Nazis. Speaking of America, that’s where the action moves in the Aubrey & Maturin series. Harry Harrison gets all kinds […]
Episode 1-42: The Night is Dark and Full of Terrors Wherein I review: 154. Worst. Person. Ever by Douglas Coupland 155. Season of the Witch: How the Occult Saved Rock and Roll by Peter Bebergal 156. Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders 157. The Dark Defiles (A Land Fit for Heroes #3) by Richard K. Morgan 158. Desolation Island (Aubrey & Maturin #5) by Patrick O’Brian TRIPLE CANNONBALL ACHIEVED As my regularity falls apart like an Acapulco tourist’s bowel movements, I feverishly exploded across that third times a charm finish line. Not quite the worst book ever, but it was […]
Episode 1-41: Old Timey Fisticuffs Wherein I review: 150. The Lost Plot (Invisible Library #4) by Genevieve Cogman 151. A Map of Days (Miss Peregrine #4) by Ransom Riggs 152. Desperate Measures (Stone Barrington #47) by Stuart Woods 153. The Mauritius Command (Aubrey & Maturin #4) by Patrick O’Brian It’s all on the fours. Fourth swashbuckler, fourth Miss Peregrine’s Steampunk X-Men, fourth Invisible Library. It’s all very old school, and enjoyable. Fourthbook is a big deal, because it’s either revamping or saying, “We’re in this for the long haul, kids.” And seeing as how the 47th Stone Barrington is the most […]
Episode 1-40: Surprise! I Only Finished One Book This Week Wherein I review: 149. H.M.S. Surprise (Aubrey & Maturin #3) by Patrick O’Brian There’s a reason these are the swashbuckling standards. I keep on sailing through, but wasn’t swift enough to knock out the last few books. And I’m still dangling on the precipice of 700 books on the Kindle. Waily, waily, waily.
Episode 1-38: I Punched Satan! Wherein I review: 144. The Fall of the House of Cabal (Johannes Cabal #5) by Jonathan L. Howard 145. Post Captain (Aubrey & Maturin #2) by Patrick O’Brian I bid adieu (temporarily, dark forces willing) to my favorite necromancer and I continue the swashbuckling seafaring adventures of Captain Jack and his doctor pals. And I continue to bust through two other wonderful but long books.
Episode 1-36: Ferris Bueller’s Synthesizer Wherein I review: 136. Johannes Cabal the Detective (Johannes Cabal #2) by Jonathan L. Howard 137. Master and Commander (Aubrey & Maturin #1) by Patrick O’Brian 138. The Cold Commands (A Land Fit for Heroes #2) by Richard K. Morgan 139. The Burning Page (Invisible Library #3) by Genevieve Cogman 140. The Fear Institute (Johannes Cabal #3) by Jonathan L. Howard 141. The Guilty Dead (Monkeewrench #9) by P.J. Tracy 142. Foe by Iain Reid After chunking a zero in the Yahtzee column last week, I finish everything up this week. I pop through two more […]
Reverse of the Medal is the 11th book in Patrick O’Brian’s Aubrey & Maturin series, and having got this far it’s safe to say it’s one I’ve enjoyed. In fact, that would be rather understating it – at this point I have lost any objectivity I may have once had, and am a fully-fledged fangirl (especially when it comes to Maturin). Reverse of the Medal hasn’t knocked that status at all, and in fact gave me a little more than I’d have expected to stress over, with a turn of events I would never have predicted. Starting the book still […]