Teaser Tuesday 7/17/2018: More “Sword of Shannara” Trilogy

So this week, surprising no one, I am still reading the “Sword of Shannara” trilogy omnibus. In fact I’m still on the first volume. For something a little different, I thought I would scrounge up the original cover from this book, courtesy of Goodreads:

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Legolas, Aragorn, and Gimli locate Excalibur

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Teaser Tuesday 7/10/2018: The “Sword of Shannara” Trilogy

Somehow, despite being both a Child of the 80s and a fairly voracious reader of fantasy literature, I never got around to reading any of Terry Brooks’s classic “Shannara” series. That oversight is now being corrected, as I’m currently reading The Sword of Shannara Trilogy, a massive ebook comprising The Sword of Shannara (1977), The Elfstones of Shannara (1982), and The Wishsong of Shannara (1985).

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Around here, it’s an “S”.

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Teaser Tuesday 7/3/2018: “The Rise of Ransom City”

This week I’m reading Felix Gilman’s The Rise of Ransom City, a steampunk fantasy Western that is a quasi-sequel to The Half-Made World, which is of course also a steampunk fantasy Western.

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Sometimes we sits and pedals a steampunk electromagnetic light-making machine, and sometimes we just sits.

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Teaser Tuesday 5/12/2018: “The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls”

So this week I’m reading The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls, a horror/dark fantasy/historical/possibly semi-autobiographical novel by the violinist and pop/punk/cabaret/sort-of-unclassifiable singer Emilie Autumn.

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Pippi Longstockings is NOT in the house.

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The Early Years: Jim Can Do Pull-Ups And Stuff, But You’d Better Hope He Doesn’t Have To Come Running To Save You

A few weeks ago I was putting something away in the closet and noticed the stack of old papers (writing, report cards, permanent records, etc.) that my folks sent out a while back, and I realized I hadn’t done an “Early Years” in, like, forever*. So I rummaged around in there looking for something fit to print. And lo! Here is something about being fit. Close enough.

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