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Autumn Adventures

My retreat from the post-Amazon-apocalypse-GoodReads. My shelves and my reviews, I hope, will find a safe haven here.


I like to read epic fantasy (the bigger, thicker and longer, the better) and science fiction (perfer space operas).  I also enjoy the occasional biography or history non-fiction.


Out in the real world, I'm an IT professional in the Legal industry.  Tech doesn't scare me or phase me.

Currently reading

Hammered (Iron Druid Chronicles, #3)
Luke Daniels, Kevin Hearne
Progress: 94 %
The Return of the King (The Lord of the Rings, #3) - J.R.R. Tolkien I've read and re-read The Lord of the Rings so many times. Why? Because it sings to my soul and sends it soaring. This last volume, or last few books, of the epic tale of Middle Earth, has always been my favorite. And it's the relationships and the struggles that appeal most - Frodo and Sam, Boromir and his father, Aragorn and Gandalf, Legolas and Gimli. At the end of all things, even a perpetually optimistic Hobbit can be tempted, can fall, just like all of us fall short. Yet the sacrifice and the redemption are well worth the pain and the strife. Bittersweet victory for Frodo, but salvation for all of Middle Earth. The appendices I've read more times than the story as well. Lots of insight to be found there.