2/50: The Magicians

magiciansThis is a hard one, guys.

I can’t decide if this is a terrible book or an excellent one. I am disgusted by it, and yet I am impressed.

(At the point, I tried to organise the thoughts into positive and negative categories, but upon later reflection they are all woven together — perhaps I need more time to reflect on this before writing my review! I finished it at 4am last night.)

Firstly, the book impressed me. I thought it was clever at times. I’ve read fantasy reasonably solidly for reasonably my entire life, and The Magicians surprised and delighted me at times with unexpected twists and reversals. I never knew what to expect going around the corner, and that unsettled me. Continue reading “2/50: The Magicians”

2/50: The Magicians

2015 Reading Challenges

I have a saying, whenever I’m about to do something ridiculous or worrisome, or think I might be ‘weird’ — that “I cannot be the only person in the world who does/thinks this”. As it turns out, I am not the only person in the world who does reading challenges! So, although I’m a month and ten days late, I will be joining a few challenges to add some shape to my overall 50-book resolution. Continue reading “2015 Reading Challenges”

2015 Reading Challenges