The City Of Brass Review

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Author: S. A. Chakraborty
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Published: November 2017

A beautiful and lavishly written debut, S. A. Chakraborty’s The City Of Brass will sweep you away on flying carpets to a world filled with magicical djinn, daeva, and ifrit, inhabiting a fresh fantastical setting sure to take your breath away. Continue reading

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The TBR Short Stack: Dec 19, 2017 (And A Quick Update)

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So what’s the TBR short stack? For me it’s my small to be read pile; the one sitting in the cabinet beside my reading chair. This is the pile of books I’ve selected to read next in no particular order. The short stack is not to be confused with all the other books in the house that are on my to read list. Those other books will sit on shelves collecting dust until I finish the short stack, and until I quit adding to it with other books that catch my eye and I pick up week to week. I’m like a dog seeing a squirrel that way.

So…there’s twelve more days before the end of the year and here’s all the books I still have to read and review in no particular order. Continue reading

The Fall Book Tag!

Fall Book Tag

I first saw this book tag posted by Drew over at The Tattooed Book Geek and thought it looked fun. He didn’t actually tag me but he invited anyone to join who wanted to…so here you go. The tag and graphics were created by Shanah at Bionic Book Worm.

The rules seem pretty simple:

  • Link back to Bionic Book Worm
  • Use the graphics (if you want)
  • Have fun!

For me fall has a sense of nostalgia. If spring is a time of new beginnings, new birth, and looking to the future, fall is the time to contemplate what once was. I often reminisce on going back to school, the Halloweens and Thanksgivings of years past, and even that window of time gearing up for Christmas before winter would hit. So for this tag I’m keeping with not just a fall theme, but also a bit of nostalgia with books I read in days gone by. Continue reading