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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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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Quickie Book Review: A Land As God Made It

A Land As God Made It: Jamestown and the Birth of America is a book that I picked up on a whim about two or three years ago during the going-out-of-business sale at our local Borders. Jamestown is not necessarily a topic that I’m totally crazy about - in general early British colonization is not… Continue reading Quickie Book Review: A Land As God Made It

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FINALLY Finished.

Today I have some photos from our annual end-of-the-year retreat with the students at the lake property our university owns, and some good news! I FINALLY finished First into Nagasaki. This has become the breaking point for me, and I've finally just accepted that I cannot read for pleasure during the semester. It's simply not… Continue reading FINALLY Finished.