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Hiatus, complete + Game of Thrones

I guess that No Other Appetite is just emerging from some sort of unannounced hiatus… So, hello!  I’ve missed writing and now that our move is kinda sorta winding down and we’re settling in, I hope to resume writing with the same frequency that I had going leading up to the insanity of house-buying.

Over the past few months, I have read as much as possible, so I have a few books to write up about over the next few weeks.  Currently, however, I’m soldiering through Game of Thrones due to my recent obsession with the television show.  While tackling a novel as LONG as this one (coupled with the big move) possibly derails me from surpassing my goal of reading 45 books this year, it’s proving to be well worth that sacrifice.

While I am far away from being in a position to write my review/reactions to the novel, I can share that my favorite character (and who I am personally rooting for to win the Game) is Danaerys Targaryen (AKA Khaleesi or Mother of Dragons).  I ran a few internet searches for sites dedicated to her (while trying my best to not read too much history on her character as I don’t want to ruin what may or may not happen…) and found a few nifty sites that I am going to share here.

Oh, I also purchased this neat-o t-shirt from TeeFury:


I will say – I haven’t been this excited about a specific literary character since Lisbeth in the Millennium trilogy.


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The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

  The Night Circus
Author:  Erin Morgenstern
Length:  4oo
Rating:  On a scale of 1-5, 3.5

A few weeks ago, I wrote about my experience seeing and touching The Night Circus at a local store.  I immediately fell in love with the idea of the novel and decided, right then and there, that I would buy it as soon as I wrapped up the other book that I was reading.  So, I jazzed myself up before even reading a single page of it.

The story itself is unique and intriguing, but I didn’t feel like there was enough action or dialogue.  It appeared, to me, that the majority of the novel followed the same path that a lot of my short stories sometimes followed in college – a lot of adjectives, a lot of descriptions, and not a whole lot of allowance for the reader to fill in gaps and deduce anything about the characters based off what the characters do and say.

So, to me, it definitely feels like a first novel.  A very good first novel, but a first novel nonetheless.  With that said, however, I look forward to Morgenstern’s future novels, because they can only continue to get better.
Buy The Night Circus on Amazon.

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