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If you’ve been watching Game of Thrones you’re only a bit of the way into the larger story.  If you’ve been reading the books you’re much further along.  But if you’re totally new to the series (book or HBO), don’t worry — I won’t include any spoilers in this post!

A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1)

I like Game of Thrones because it asks a terrific question:  What happens in the years after a rebellion?  What happens after your greatest love is kidnapped and raped and dead, your closest friends are strangled and burned and dead, your anger has fueled a war that conquers a kingdom and you yourself are now installed on its throne?  What happens (more…)

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Reading, with eleven month old twins??  Yes!  During naps, in the evenings, on weekends.  Here are some micro-reviews of my favorite books from their first (almost) year.

Short stories (great when you’re constantly interrupted!):

A collection of stories that capture the end of innocence or the end of eras, but beauty and mystery tinge the darkest moments.
by Steven Millhauser

Odd, quirky, realistically-supernatural stories that invoke a sense of wistful nostalgia even when set in the present time.

 

Novels: (more…)

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