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Quick Read: Ninth City Burning

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(Note: regular posting will still be sporadic for the immediate future)

So here’s an awkward situation.

I started reading Ninth City Burning because it has a cool title the plot sounds right up my alley, intending to give it the rare Doing In The Wizard full review treatment, but I very rapidly realized that its basic setup is uncomfortably close to an idea I’m currently kicking around right at this very moment. But at the same time, there was enough “noteworthy” about the early parts of the book (by which I mean stuff annoyed me and I have to rant about it to someone) that I wanted to cover it in some way.

Thus, a quick read.

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Brief Hiatus: Car Crash Edition

Hey people, what’s up?

You may have noticed that the rate of posts has been highly variable lately. It turns out the minor injury I mentioned a few months ago is still having not so minor effects, which makes blogging (alongside a whole lot else) difficult.

Because of that, I’ve decided to take a few weeks off.

The fact that Zelda: Breath of The Wild came out yesterday is, I swear, entirely coincidental.

Quick Read: Keeper of The Lost Cities

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It’s time for another middle-grade Quick Read (it’s almost like I’m reading all these books to familiarize myself with the market), this time examining Shannon Messenger’s Keeper of The Lost Cities.

I had never actually heard of it or the currently five-book series it spawned before it randomly popped up in my Amazon recommendation list, but I decided to take a look at it due to the totally baller covers the books have and the assortment of… let’s say “colorful” negative reviews on Goodreads, as well as some positive opinions that seemed to suggest there might be something to the story. Let’s find out!

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