January 2020 Wrap Up


Ah, January. The start of a new year and the month I become another year older.

And the time we start new books at the same time we re-read old ones because it’s January and there’s no money to buy books because you spent it all on Christmas presents.

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Review: Dune by Frank Herbert


Frank Herbert

Hodder & Stoughton

529 pages (minus appendices)



There are two reasons why I finish reading a book I hate. I either want to say a massive fuck you to it, as in the case of Atlas Shrugged which annoyed me so much I had to finish it out of spite for the book, or I want to be able to say exactly why I didn’t like it without people telling me my opinion doesn’t count because I didn’t see it through to the end. This is the case with Dune.

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I re-read Harry Potter #1: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

J. K. Rowling

Harry Potter #1


223 pages



I haven’t read a Harry Potter book in well over a decade. I read the final book in 2007 and just didn’t feel the need to pick them up again.

Now I have decided to re-read them all.

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Review: The Thousand Names by Django Wexler

The Thousand Names

Django Wexler

The Shadow Campaigns #1

Del Rey

513 pages



I’ve been intending to read The Thousand Names for a while now, ever since The Powder Mage series introduced me to the amazingness of flintlock fantasy but, as usual, it has taken me two years to get around to it.

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