• Reading

    2015 Reading Journey: Shadow

    by   Shadow by Amanda Sun Shadow is a prequel novella to Amanda’s Paper Gods trilogy. I have read it before, when it first came out, but when I wrestled Storm (the final volume) away from my oldest daughter, I decided I’d like to read the whole set of stories as a single, continuous tale. I don’t do re-reads very often, and I haven’t done a trilogy in one go more than a handful of times as an adult, but I thought I’d like to do real reviews of each story in the sequence, and that makes Shadow a good place to start. So, taking it as the first piece…

  • Fiction,  Reading

    What I’m Reading: Rain

    by Lately, I don’t seem to spend all that much time sitting still. I’m far, far behind on my reading goals for this year, at least when it comes to books. I am doing plenty of reading, but it’s mostly online, mostly electronic. And I’ve come, in the past few years, to somehow look at a print book as a luxury, something to sit down and savour, rather than devour. So it is with my current primary fiction reading. Rain, by Amanda Sun. This is the second book in her Paper Gods trilogy, and I’m ashamed to say that, much as I want to find a couple of hours to…