Assigned Reading (#2): The Name of the Wind

In an attempt to educate Mrs. NW, who is not exactly an avid reader of science fiction and fantasy, Mr. NW each month assigns a classic novel. If you missed the first instalment, you can find it here.

Spoiler warning: I will potentially give away massive spoilers about this book. However, you’ve had 10 years to read it. I can also tell you what happened at the end of Friends… Continue reading “Assigned Reading (#2): The Name of the Wind”

Very excited about this…

Those of you on Twitter may have already seen this but Mr NW is super stoked about this soon to be released 10th anniversary edition of The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss.

I (Mrs NW) only just finished reading it for the first time last week and will be posting my thoughts on the book – better late than never, right! I have to say this new version with the additional artwork and red pages looks amazing. Continue reading “Very excited about this…”

10 Rules for Living with a Book Collecting Sci-fi Nerd

Disclaimer: This list may be fairly specific to the traits of one Mr NW…

1. Don’t lend their books to anyone.

Just don’t. It’s not worth the pain. In fact don’t let them lend their books either. Mr NW once lent a book to his sister but bought a replacement copy immediately in case he didn’t get it back. Now we have two identical copies.

2. Don’t ask why there are multiple copies of the same book.

Of course you need the hardback and the paperback and the updated artwork and the 10th anniversary version. Continue reading “10 Rules for Living with a Book Collecting Sci-fi Nerd”

Perelandro’s balls! It was brilliant.

After Mrs NW’s rather vague review of Scott Lynch’s The Lies of Locke Lamora, Mr NW offers a more insightful look at one of his favourite novels.

The Lies of Locke Lamora is one of those ones that crops up from time to time, and people tell you it is brilliant but you don’t quite believe them. I started reading online descriptions of the book and the most common was something akin to “Ocean’s Eleven in a dark fantasy world” or “awesome fantasy heist”. I wasn’t sure I liked the sound of that. Eventually I decided to give it a go – and Perelandro’s balls am I glad I did! Continue reading “Perelandro’s balls! It was brilliant.”

Assigned Reading (#1): The Lies of Locke Lamora

In an attempt to educate Mrs. NW, who is not exactly an avid reader of science fiction and fantasy, Mr. NW each month assigns a classic novel.

I’m very familiar with this book. I’m fairly sure Mr. NW has read The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch at least 3 or 4 times. In fact, half the time when I ask Mr. NW what he is going to read next (from his rather large collection that is taking over our hallway) he says I might just read Lies again. So by some miracle, he lent me his precious copy with strict instructions to not dog-ear the corners and I made a solemn promise to use the bookmark provided. I avoid bringing up the fact he wouldn’t have this problem if he used a Kindle. Continue reading “Assigned Reading (#1): The Lies of Locke Lamora”