For the past two months, I have been reading a ton of Urban fantasy/ paranormal romance series. So I decided I would share with you some of my favorites.
But first, there are several underlying things that make these stories urban fantasy or paranormal. One characteristic is that they include a contemporary setting. These series are set in our world rather than a world that is created by the author. They also include some kind of magic that is used in the story or is part of the world although, in many cases, it is kept secret from the majority of the world but not always. In each of the stories, the setting takes on a character of its own which is also a characteristic that binds these stories together. Continue reading
Recently I picked up the Riyria Revelations series and was left craving more epic fantasy, so I picked up a book that had been sitting on my shelf for a while, Malice. And Malice really surprised me. I loved it.
Since September is National Classical Music Month I decided to recommend some of my favorite music history books. Music history has definitely become a passion of mine lately. Not all of these books focus completely on classical music but they all cover it in various ways. The following are my top 3 music history picks as of right now.
The Riyria Revalations is a 3 book series (6 books if you read it when it was originally self published) about a pair of thieves’ various adventures. Of the two main characters Royce is the typical thief and assassin while Hadrian is the idealistic swordsman. The series begins with the pair being asked to steal a famous sword. Continue reading
Back to school season is here and I am in the mood for some fantasy and Jane Austen to read while I’m sipping my pumpkin spice latte. The following books are my TBR for the month of September.
What I will be reading…
- Heir of Novron by Michael J Sullivan (this is a reread I’m excited for the new Riyria Chronicles book coming out soon)
- Ship of Magic by Robin Hobb
- Malice by John Gwynne
- Lucrezia Borgia by Sarah Bradford
- Emma by Jane Austen
I know that I am really very very late in posting this but thought I would post my April TBR anyway .
- Jane Austen: A Life by Carol Shields
- Candide: Or Optimism by Francois Voltaire
- Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant
- Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard
- The Man who Saved the Union: Ulysses Grant in War and Peace
Links to Books:
Jane Austen: A Life by Carol Shields
Candide: Or Optimism by Francois Voltaire
Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant
Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard
The Man who Saved the Union: Ulysses Grant in War and Peace