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The Prince of Knocknafay

‘Travers McCraken The Prince of Knocknafay’ Review

The tagline for this first novel by author Bret Bouriseau is “A Very Grown-Up Bedtime Story” isn’t quite accurate. Oh sure, there are the steamily written intimate scenes, and the occasional bawdy joke, but the “grown-up” part may make some people think it’s something that it’s not. It would be more precise to say “A […]


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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry Potter and the Crouch Family Tragedy

Reading the Harry Potter series of books to my children at bedtime has been an immense joy for me. My son was a tiny infant when Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix was released. Just like Harry arrived on the doorstep of the Dursleys, my copy arrived on my doorstep on an early, misty […]


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‘Unlucky Seven’ by J.P. Bidula – REVIEW

I was walking through the local comic con recently (Steel City Con). I wasn’t cosplaying that particular day, but Oliver and James Phelps (Fred and George Weasley) were guests so, supportive geek that I am, I wore a Slytherin Quidditch t-shirt. Strolling through the artist’s alley and browsing various booths, someone called out to me, […]


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Trees play an important part in The Magicians book series

‘The Magicians’ Book Series Review

The Magicians book series has been compared to the Harry Potter book series, but it’s nothing like it. The big battle in Lev Grossman’s books isn’t the fight between good and evil; it’s the fight to grow up, or, the fight not to grow up. Disclosure: This blog post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase […]


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‘A Discovery of Witches’ Review

A Discovery of Witches is the first book in the All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness. It’s a paranormal romance, which was all the rage when it was published in 2011. (I feel the paranormal romance trend is waning, along with our interest in lusty vampires.) Somehow, this book managed to hoodwink readers into making it […]


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