Super Snappy Speed Reviews: Children’s Edition (Vol. 4)

It’s time once more for another exciting edition of Super Snappy Speed Reviews: Children’s Edition!

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Book Review: From Waterloo to Water Street

There is no doubt in my mind that anyone who loves a rich story, both history buffs and laymen, alike will appreciate From Waterloo to Water Street for the masterpiece it is.

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Throwback Thursday: Book Review: The Pillars of the Earth

The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett is a hefty tome about the building of a cathedral in the fictional town of Kingsbridge in 12th century England. It’s full of lovable and deplorable characters, political intrigue, technical details about medieval construction and just a little bit more sex and sexual violence than was necessary.

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Book Review: Beyond

Beyond by Georgia Springate is sensitively written, drives the protagonist towards a reasonably satisfying resolution and takes the audience on a coming-of-age odyssey of the full tapestry of teenage life. A strong debut from a promising new author.

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Book Review: Chino & The Boy Scouts by Nancet Marques

I consider Nancet Marques, author of Chino & the Boy Scouts, to be a personal friend… so I do hope you’ll bear with me as I share some of my thoughts and impressions on this debut novel.

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6 Excellent Book Reviews

It’s that time again where I step aside to share the limelight with some of my fellow fiction bloggers from across the internet. This time, the posts I’ve listed here share a unifying theme: they are all excellent book reviews.

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My Thoughts on Kindle Paperwhite

After a whopping ten years of blissful happiness, my trusty old third generation Kindle Keyboard was finally starting to show its age and so I decided it was time for an upgrade.

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Book Review: From Men and Angels by H.L. Walsh

Imagine a world where Angels and Demons are not just spiritual beings but physical beings… what kind of world would that be? Debut author H.L. Walsh answers his own question in his new book, From Men and Angels…

My rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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Throwback Thursday: The Well of Ascension: A Review

So, here we have it: my full scale review of The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson; the second book in the high fantasy Mistborn series.

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Throwback Thursday: The Malice Restored My Faith In Sci-Fi/Fantasy Trilogies

A few days ago someone very kindly (but not entirely accurately) referred to Penstricken as a ‘writing tips blog’ when really I intended this site to be for both story writers and their audiences. So, I decided it was time to write a post for those of you who have put up with me rambling about writing week in and week out when all you really want is a book recommendation. And since I have recently finished The Malice, it seemed a logical choice to review it on this week’s post.

Naturally I will try to give a fair, balanced and critical review but you know…

The Vagrant trilogy is arguably the best sci-fi/fantasy series I’ve come across in a long time! It has made me believe in sci-fi/fantasy trilogies again! I wish the third book would just hurry up and COME OUT already!

… and relax.

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