For those of you who don’t know this about me, you should know for the context of this essay that I’m a former English Language Arts teacher and an Adjunct Professor in Writing Comprehension. Now, I work as a librarian and I continue to use my knowledge of the English language to write my essays,… Continue reading In Defense of Brandon Sanderson and the Fantasy Literary Genre
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Current Speculative Fiction Series I Need to Complete
The Poppy War, #3: The Burning God (2020) by R.F. Kuang As I mentioned in the last post, I've been meaning to read this final book in this bloody and brilliant historical grimdark trilogy. I did read the first couple of chapters, so I know that this story begins immediately where The Dragon Republic left… Continue reading Current Speculative Fiction Series I Need to Complete
Why You Need to Listen to: “The Original”
The Original By: Brandon Sanderson & Mary Robinette Kowal Audiobook: 3 hours 24 minutes Released: September 14, 2020 Narrated by: Julia Whelan Genre: Science Fiction/Thriller Have you ever listened to any audio story or audio narrative without the text or any visuals to follow along to? I believe the most familiar example of this would be Peter and… Continue reading Why You Need to Listen to: “The Original”
Adult Fantasy: Is There Such a Thing?
Video games, graphic novels and comic books and manga, and fantasy literature continue to share the same criticism from those who are neither fans nor creators: they are for children and/or they have no place in a classroom or in an academic setting. The fact that such notions continue to be made is a disconcerting… Continue reading Adult Fantasy: Is There Such a Thing?
Why You Need to Read: “The Priory of the Orange Tree”
The Priory of the Orange Tree By: Samantha Shannon Audiobook: 25 hours 52 minutes Published: February 26, 2019 Narrated by: Liyah Summers Genre: Epic Fantasy A low growl rolled through Nayimathun. She spoke as if to herself. “He is stirring. The shadow lies heavy on the West,” (Chapter 25, East). Avid readers—especially those who read history, biographies and memoirs,… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “The Priory of the Orange Tree”