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Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Great concepts, quite a few loose elements. Lot of long arcs that will drive a movie or series. Audio book voice was okay but some of the voices were annoying. Not sure will keep reading. Will watch movie now and see if they go further than this starter.

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Review: Dragons of Autumn Twilight

Dragons of Autumn Twilight
Dragons of Autumn Twilight by Margaret Weis
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was a second read or at least I thought it was going to be but frankly I could hardly remember much at all. Mind you I probably read it in 1985 or so. Was that really so long ago? There are around 90 books in this series now so it will be a challenge to ge t through many of them. (I think I still have quite a number of them in a box somewhere.) Thank goodness for ebooks.
In any event it was an enjoyable read with strangely familiar characters that I will keep reading about for a while yet. I meet the authors at a Supernova convention in Brisbane some years ago and they signed a couple of books for my then young son. He was impressed as a dragon lover.
If you are a D&D player or MMORPG player I think you will enjoy the books and the relatively rich character development.

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A nice blog – “Making Book”

Richard Hollick is the author of Making Book an enlightening look into the book world. He was born in Scotland and educated there and in England. After a youth spent in total devotion to rugby football, he started working for Cambridge University Press in 1965, where he remained in various capacities for 29 years in London, Cambridge, and finally New York. Most recently he did print-on-demand for Oxford University Press in New York.

He writes about the publishing industry, book making and writing in general. He has some interesting insights and worth watching his rational predictions for the future. A blog to follow I suspect.

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