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Honeybadger

Honeybadger@books.mxhdr.net

Joined 1 year, 7 months ago

I read almost everything. Some things more than others.

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Ursula K. Le Guin: The Tombs of Atuan (Paperback, 1975, Bantam Books) 5 stars

When young Tenar is chosen as high priestess to the ancient and nameless Powers of …

I loved it

5 stars

I find the start of Le Guin’s Earthsea books always a little bit of a struggle but they always turn out great. It happened with a the Wizard of Earthsea and it happened with the Tombs of Atuan. After the first couple of chapters you get pulled in. Le Guin’s style is more reflective than adventurous and that’s what I really love.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It makes you think and there are some really great quotes there. For example: “What she had begun to learn was the weight of liberty. Freedom is a heavy load, a great and strange burden for the spirit to undertake. It is not easy. It is not a gift given, but a choice made, and the choice may be a hard one. The road goes upward toward the light; but the laden traveler may never reach the end of it.”

Read it!

Ursula K. Le Guin: The Tombs of Atuan (Paperback, 1975, Bantam Books) 5 stars

When young Tenar is chosen as high priestess to the ancient and nameless Powers of …

I find the start of Le Guin’s Earthsea books always a little bit of a struggle but they always turn out great. It happened with a the Wizard of Earthsea and it happened with the Tombs of Atuan. After the first couple of chapters you get pulled in. Le Guin’s style is more reflective than adventurous and that’s what I really love.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It makes you think and there are some really great quotes there. For example: “What she had begun to learn was the weight of liberty. Freedom is a heavy load, a great and strange burden for the spirit to undertake. It is not easy. It is not a gift given, but a choice made, and the choice may be a hard one. The road goes upward toward the light; but the laden traveler may never reach the end of it.”

Read it!

started reading The blade itself by Joe Abercrombie

Joe Abercrombie: The blade itself (Paperback, 2007, Pyr) 4 stars

Logen Ninefingers, infamous barbarian, has finally run out of luck. Caught in one feud too …

I'm reading Joe Abercrombie's The Blade Itself. I'm about a 3rd of the way and what strikes me is the lack of women characters up to now. Do all fantasy fictions have to be in a male oriented medieval world???

Someone tell me it changes as we go along please!

Madeline Miller: Circe (Hardcover, 2018, Little, Brown and Company) 5 stars

The daring, dazzling, and highly anticipated follow-up to the New York Times bestseller The Song …

I enjoyed it

3 stars

It was generally good, although not as great as I expected it to be. It tended to drone on a bit in places.

But good for those who want a quick overview of some parts of Greek mythology, especially about Odysseus.