Month: October 2019

October Wrap-Up – 2019

October has been a good reading month for me. Overall I read 6 books and DNF’d two. Below I have listed the books, the rating I gave, and a link to the reviews on this site. The Wise Man’s Fear (Kingkiller Chronicle #2) by Patrick Rothfuss (Rating: 4/5) The Slow Regard of Silent Things (Kingkiller

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Edgedancer (The Stormlight Archive #2.5) by Brandon Sanderson: Book Review

Three years ago, Lift asked a goddess to stop her from growing older–a wish she believed was granted. Now, in Edgedancer, the barely teenage nascent Knight Radiant finds that time stands still for no one. Although the young Azish emperor granted her safe haven from an executioner she knows only as Darkness, court life is suffocating

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The Flash – ‘There Will Be Blood’ – Season 6, Episode 4: TV Review

SPOILERS AHEAD My Rating: 4/5 This was a great episode. A lot happened so I will try to be brief! Firstly, Cisco’s struggle is the focal point of most of the episode. He is worried for his friend and wants to save him. It’s brilliantly done and also ties into the Bloodwork storyline too which

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The Hope of Elantris (Elantris #1.5) by Brandon Sanderson: Book Review

The following is a short story I wrote in the Elantris world back in January of 2006. At that point, Elantris had only been out in stores for about seven or eight months, but I actually hadn’t written anything new on the story or world since 2000, when I’d finished the first draft of the original book.

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Arrow – ‘Leap of Faith’ – Season 8, Episode 3: TV Review

My Rating: 4/5 SPOILERS AHEAD Arrow is still going strong! Arrow hasn’t been this good since season 2. It was nice to see Speedy and a few other familiar faces. The mystery surrounding The Monitor just got kicked up to 11. Is he really the Anti-Monitor? That’s my favourite theory so far – what do

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The Slow Regard of Silent Things (The Kingkiller Chronicle #2.5) by Patrick Rothfuss

The Slow Regard of Silent Things is set at The University, where the brightest minds work to unravel the mysteries of enlightened sciences, such as artificing and alchemy. Auri, a former student (and a secondary but influential character from Rothfuss’s earlier novels) now lives alone beneath the sprawling campus in a maze of ancient and

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Batwoman – ‘Who Are You?’ – Season 1, Episode 4: TV Review

SPOILERS AHEAD My Rating: 3/5 Finally, we had an episode where things moved forwards. Batwoman began the episode as someone not trusted by the public, and she ended the episode saving a group of people and becoming more popular. It’s a big change from previous episodes. I feel like the show is finally moving in

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Supergirl – ‘In Plain Sight’ – Season 5, Episode 4: TV Review

POSSIBLE SPOILERS My Rating: 3/5 The ending of this episode bumped the rating from 2 to 3. All the way through the episode I was bored of Alex worrying, bored of Brainy milling about, and bored of the cloud of threat that hung over everyone. There was very little in the way of growth for

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Titans – ‘Jericho’ – Season 2, Episode 8: TV Review

My Rating: 3/5 SPOILERS AHEAD Once again, the flashback episode was better than the present-day episodes. Jericho was a great episode. There were so many different sides to each character. I was a little surprised that Grayson wasn’t being literal when he said he killed Jericho, considering the dark turn of the show, but it

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The Flash – ‘Dead Man Running’ – Season 6, Episode 3: TV Review

My Rating: 3.5/5 SPOILERS AHEAD This was a nice, character-driven episode. Killer Frost stood out as she grieved for the future of a new life she feared she would no longer get to have. It was great to see her confront this and her small arc came to a satisfying conclusion. Ralf is just great!

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Arrow – ‘Welcome to Hong Kong’ – Season 8, Episode 2: TV Review

My Rating: 4/5 Another great episode from Arrow! SPOILERS AHEAD Let’s start with the flash-forward scenes: This is very character driven, unlike the Crisis-based scenes. It’s good to have that balance and the writing is great. I’m looking forward to the episode dedicated to just these new characters – it’ll be good to see them

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Assassin’s Apprentice (The Farseer Trilogy #1) by Robin Hobb: Book Review

Young Fitz is the bastard son of the noble Prince Chivalry, raised in the shadow of the royal court by his father’s gruff stableman. He is treated like an outcast by all the royalty except the devious King Shrewd, who has him secretly tutored in the arts of the assassin. For in Fitz’s blood runs

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Supergirl – ‘Blurred Lines’ – Season 5, Episode 3: TV Review

SPOILERS AHEAD My Rating: 3/5 This was a decent episode! Samwise is always welcome on my screen (If you don’t know what I’m talking about, I’m ashamed of you). J’onn’s storyline finally makes sense! I hate how, because CW demands over 20 episodes of a show that could be done better in at least 13,

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Batwoman – ‘Down Down Down’ – Season 1, Episode 3: TV Review

SPOILERS AHEAD My Rating: 3.5/5 This show is finally going somewhere! I still feel that there must be a tiny budget for this show – CW are stretching themselves too thin right now – but despite that, the small snippets of gotham and the action scenes are pretty good. This was the first episode with

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