Book Love, Magpie Reviews

Book Review – Dragon Age: Last Flight by Laine Merciel

Dragon Age: Last Flight is yet another book set in the world of the Dragon Age video games. Using a nested narrative, it provides an engaging look into the history of Thedas without becoming too much like reading a giant codex. I will start right off the bat by saying that this is, hands down,… Continue reading Book Review – Dragon Age: Last Flight by Laine Merciel

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Book Review – Dragon Age: Asunder by David Gaider

So I finished this book earlier last year, but never got around to posting about it. Asunder is a book from the Dragon Age universe - a video game world which, if you’ve been around here for any length of time, you’ve probably learned that I have have an unhealthy love for. I love the… Continue reading Book Review – Dragon Age: Asunder by David Gaider

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Book Review – Attack on Titan: Lost Girls

Attack on Titan: Lost Girls is an English Language translation of the Japanese Light Novel of the same title. Those of you who have been around for a while know that I really enjoyed AoT as an anime series, and since watching I’ve been keeping up with the Manga pretty consistently. The story is just… Continue reading Book Review – Attack on Titan: Lost Girls

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Book Review – Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War by Mary Roach

Can I just tell you how much I love Mary Roach? Because I love Mary Roach. I bought her newest book Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War a few months back as a father’s day present for my dad. My dad an I share a common interest in military history, and this seemed… Continue reading Book Review – Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War by Mary Roach

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Book Review: Band of Brothers by Stephen E. Ambrose

You know, it’s about time I read this. I have seen the series a bunch of times (I’ve rewatched it more than once since my last big rewatch as a historian, which you can read about here), I’ve at this point read several of the guys' autobiographies, with more of them on my TBR list… Continue reading Book Review: Band of Brothers by Stephen E. Ambrose

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Review

So look what I bought and read yesterday! Warning: Spoilers, ahoy - so scroll no further if you haven’t read it yet and don’t wish to be spoiled (although they will be on the mild side). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Okay, so last warning,… Continue reading Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Review

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Mid-January Pleasure Reading Update

So far so good on the whole “read more” goal. As of right now, I’ve already finished two books for pleasure this year (although technically the first one was started in the final days of 2015 - but I’m still counting it). I don’t feel like either book is really worthy of it’s own separate… Continue reading Mid-January Pleasure Reading Update

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All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

God, I forgot how soul sucking this book was. I decided on a whim as Jim and I were perusing through the bookstore weekend before last to pick up a copy of All Quiet on the Western Front. I had read it in college as part of one of my core History classes - back… Continue reading All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

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Things I’m Currently Obsessed With: Attack on Titan

So as I’ve said a few times in the past, when I was in middle school, I very much enjoyed a few anime series. But I always felt like I had to hide it, because in our school culture, anime was not a “girl” thing, nor was it mainstream - the culture seemed to project… Continue reading Things I’m Currently Obsessed With: Attack on Titan

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HBO’s Band of Brothers: 13 Years and a History Degree Later…

… and it’s still fantastic. I watched most of the series when it first aired in 2001, but as an air-headed high school freshman, I must admit I wasn’t the most attentive. I watched much of the series clandestinely out of the corner of my eye, sitting on the couch pretending to read Bridget Jones’… Continue reading HBO’s Band of Brothers: 13 Years and a History Degree Later…