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The Two Towers: The One Everyone Forgets

Why is it that people just can't seem to remember this one? Whenever someone brings up Lord of the Rings, they always talk about Fellowship of the Ring or Return of the King. People seem to forget that Two Towers was just as good! In many ways, I'd say that it's better than its peers!… Continue reading The Two Towers: The One Everyone Forgets

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The Blood of Elves: Part One of an Epic Tale

Yes, I know this isn't the first Witcher book. But it is a good enough entry point, so I'll be doing it first. Don't worry; I'll get to The Last Wish later. The Witcher has become one of my favorite fantasy franchises in recent years. I loved The Witcher 3 and, while I did have… Continue reading The Blood of Elves: Part One of an Epic Tale

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Sherlock Holmes: A Scandal in Bohemia and The Red-Headed League

That's right, folks! It's time to get back to the world's greatest detective! Today, we're talking about another pair of Sherlock Holmes stories! So far, we've discussed three of the classic mysteries by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. We've broken down his first adventure, A Study in Scarlet, along with The Sign of Four, both of… Continue reading Sherlock Holmes: A Scandal in Bohemia and The Red-Headed League

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Skyward: Reaching for the Stars (How’s This Book?)

What's this? A sci-fi adventure? Written by Brandon Sanderson? Hell yeah! What could go wrong with that? This must be the greatest novel ever written! Skyward was an odd experience. I almost immediately became enraptured in the story, so much so that I had a hard time putting it down. But then, once I did finish it,… Continue reading Skyward: Reaching for the Stars (How’s This Book?)

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The Fellowship of the Ring: My Childhood, Novelized (How’s This Book?)

Time to talk about another classic from my childhood! I have mixed feelings on this one. On one hand, it is easily one of the greatest pieces of fantasy literature ever written. On the other, you have a story that is bogged down by overly extensive descriptions and more than a few pointless scenes. I… Continue reading The Fellowship of the Ring: My Childhood, Novelized (How’s This Book?)

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A Christmas Carol: Where’d the Muppets Go? (Christmas Special, I Guess)

This is closest I'll ever get to 'holiday cheer'. Enjoy it while it lasts. A Christmas Carol is the quintessential Christmas story. It's been retold countless times in countless formats. Rewrites by other authors? Check. Movies? Tons. Animation? Does the Mr. Magoo version count? A Muppets movie?! Done and done well! Everyone has, at some point, experienced… Continue reading A Christmas Carol: Where’d the Muppets Go? (Christmas Special, I Guess)