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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 %
On Basilisk Station - David Weber I re-read this first Honor Harrington novel (in ebook format) for the Beyond Reality group read of the Honor Harrington Series. My introduction to Honor paints her as almost too perfect. My only emotional connection to her comes towards the very end of the novel, when she becomes emotional about her ship. The narrative bogs down a few times when Weber needs to explain, in technical sidebars, the history behind space travel and naval armaments and maneuvers. While I found most of this information fascinating (and necessary to build the universe wherein Honor can play with her spaceships), other readers might suffer from the abrupt change in trajectory. All that aside, the action-packed endgame battle sequence will leave you panting for more of Honor's tactical marvels.