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Loss....

Heartache (The Twenty-Sided Sorceress) (Volume 5) - Annie Bellet

This is the 5th book for Jade Crow.She has lost people in the past that were never really mentioned in books.This time there are 2 characters that have been with her since the 1st book.And in this loss I felt for Jade,even though she is a fictionalized character(sorcerer).

  She starts out being blamed for murder,then an acquaintance gets murdered,her store burns down.Not counting the loss of her 2 close friends.

  It's just a bad time all the way around for her.

I'm looking forward to the next book.

Game #2

Dallas Cowboys at Washington Redskins,this was a better game than when the Cowboys played the Giants.This game had a closer score but both teams played really well.

 I kept thinking it was partly because the Redskins are our real rivals.

 

Cowboys 31

Redskins 21

Happy Friday 13

Don't forget the Harvest Moon tonight,it's supposed to be full and pretty.Though we might have cloudcover.

Hunting Season

Hunting Season (The Twenty-Sided Sorceress) (Volume 4) - Annie Bellet

She's a Sorceress with a 20 sided die totem and gaming store.

In this book she and her friends are healing a unicorn.Then they feel like they must protect it.Our heroine fights hounds from hell,meets a vampire,and finds a druidic spellbook.Not to mention her friends are all wer-animals,and her mate is a wer-tiger.

All and all it's a fun read.

Game #1

The Cowboys played the Giants and it was a good game.Although the Cowboys didn't get the first score.They came back,and it made for a good game.

Both teams played well.

 

Giants 17

Cowboys 35

Royal Assassin

Royal Assassin - Robin Hobb

I liked reading this,Fitz is still looked down upon.But he has gotten older and gotten a girlfriend.His fighting skills have gotten better and they have sent him away from the keep to help towns along the shoreline.For awhile he was aboard a ship.

 And he had psychic connections with a wolf (which was helpful).

Feyland

Feyland: The Bright Court - Anthea Sharp

In this book our heroes fight the Bright King as opposed to the Dark Queen in the last book.What we are dealing with is a VR game that  actually puts people into the land of fey.Up until this game was created the mortal realm and fey realm could not connect.But now the fey have an opportunity to crossover.Our heroes,two players have decided to not let this happen.

Aces High

Wild Cards, Volume 2 (Vol 2) - George Martin

Aces High is a club for the elite aces,that is to say the aces with the most extreme powers.

That's why I like this series every character has his/her own power.Some of these powers are pretty minor but some of them are are major.Like magic tricks vs. superman.No matter which character it focuses on it's a fun ride.

Essential Historical List

Night by Marion Wiesel, Elie Wiesel

 

Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10  by Marcus Luttrell, Patrick Robinson

 

Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae by Steven Pressfield

 

Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow

 

Forgotten Land: Journeys Among the Ghosts of East Prussia by Max Egremont

 

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures by Anne Fadiman

 

 

Yesterday's Gone Season 4

Yesterday's Gone: Season Four - Jason Whited, David  W. Wright, Sean Platt

I liked this book,but I liked the previous ones.The Darkness that is evil followed our main characters from the previous earth (alternate). Now the Darkness is taking over and anyone who came from the earlier earth needs to die.Everyone else needs to be controlled.

A list of favorites for "My Essential Reads"

1.Theft of Swords by Michael J. Sullivan


2.Gates of Fire by Steven Pressfield

 

3.Night by Marion Wiesel, Elie Wiesel

 

4.To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

 

5.The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down:A Hmong Child,Her American Doctors,

and the Collision of Two Cultures by Anne Fadiman

 

6.A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

 

7.Talon of the Silver Hawk by Raymond E. Feist

 

8.The Black Unicorn by Terry Brooks

 

9.The First Book of Lost Swords: Woundhealer's Story by Fred Saberhagen

 

10.The Malloreon,Vol.1 Guardians of the West, King of the Murgos,Demon Lord of Karanda by David Eddings

 

11.The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett

 

12.The Tangle Box by Terry Brooks

 

13.Homeland by R.A. Salvatore

 

14.Swords and Deviltry by Fritz Leiber

 

15.Spearwielder's Tale by R.A. Salvatore

 

16.The Crimson Shadow by R.A. Salvatore

 

17.Exile by R.A. Salvatore

 

18.Belgarath the Sorcerer by Leigh Eddings, David Eddings

 

19.Lord Foul's Bane by Stephen R. Donaldson

 

20.The Highwayman by R.A. Salvatore

 

21.Serenity: Those Left Behind by Joss Whedon,Brett Matthews,Will Conrad

 

 

22.Yesterday's Gone: Episode 1 by David W. Wright, Sean Platt


23.Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10 by Marcus Luttrell, Patrick Robinson

 

24.Firefight by Brandon Sanderson

 

25.Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

 

26.The Bear (Saga of the First King) by R.A. Salvatore


27.A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, #3) by George R.R. Martin

 

 

Just a couple longer than 25,but I had to whittle it down.And I truly don't know if this is what is wanted.:)

 

Wizards,mermaids,dragons...

The First Book of Lost Swords: Woundhealer's Story - Fred Saberhagen

The book is a fantasy and has everything one would expect.It starts on a depressing note,the princes' son is afflicted with blindness and seizures.For this reason a decision is made.The prince has heard about the sword Woundhealer being used at a temple to heal people.He loads his son and begins a trek to said temple.

Unbeknownst to the prince another group is in route the temple.

 

While the prince is gone,his nephew runs away into the wild.Meeting a mermaid and then a wizard,and he gains a quest to get a sword named Dragonslicer.And we know where that leads.

 

The book was entertaining,the characters fleshed out,the land itself has a major part.

I liked it and would recommend.

Tips!

So I just found out last night when you order food through the UberEats app.And you tip the person that brings the food,the app keeps part of the tip.

I didn't realize this but a friend of mine is doing UberEats as a side job and just last night said he got a close to 7.00 tip (he then said it was probably 10.00 before the app took their share)

 

And I'm sorry for taking up space.I just needed to say something because it sounded so unfair!

"Bowie"

The Survivalist (Anarchy Rising) - Arthur Bradley

Right up front let me say my favorite character is the wolfhound "Bowie".The owner/friend Mason travels an apocalyptic USA.He is a US marshall or more precisely a former marshall.He is headed south from the northern Georgia area.On his way he finds people that need help,offers it and teaches how to help themselves.And he loves Bowie and Bowie loves him.

 Also there is a man heading north to DC.He was a convict but got let out early because the world was going to shit.A lot of convicts were released early due to the fact no one was going to be around to take care of them.And they only released the criminals that were not on hard time.Tanner is his name and he is a good guy.he has a reason for going to DC.I just can't divulge without giving spoilers.

 

P.S.I'm gonna keep reading the series.

 

  

White Jenna

White Jenna - Jane Yolen

I liked this book, it was a worthy read.You had Jenna continuing her mission from the first book.We meet a handful of new characters, which is always interesting.It was good enough I'll read the next book.

Oathtaker 3

Ephemeral and Fleeting - Patricia Reding

It was good,I liked the characters.And the predicament they seem to get into.

 But the world building is limited.

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