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Storm Front

Storm Front is the first novel in Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files series.

Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden is a wizard, named after the famous magicians. Harry is the only Wizard listed in the Chicago phonebook. With his trusty staff and unique characters such as Bob the Skull, Harry tackles tough cases involving paranormal crimes.

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Another Book Meme

Taking this meme from Carl.

The Books You’ve Been Planning To Read For Ages
Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley
Dracula, by Bram Stoker – I started it, but never finished for some reason.
How Now Shall We Live?, by Chuck Colson – It’s been sitting at my desk at work for a few years. I think I’ve only read a few chapters.

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Thursday 13 Great Literary Detectives


For this week’s Thursday Thirteen, I was going to list my favorite fictional detectives. But TV detectives would have captured a majority of the list. So, those will wait for another week.

13 of My Favorite Literary Detectives:

1. Sherlock Holmes – Of course, the most famous and wonderful professional detective, created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
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Battlestar Galactica: Sagittarius Is Bleeding

Battlestar Galactica: Sagittarius Is Bleeding, by Peter David, was another exciting addition to the new Battlestar Galactica series.

Recently cured of cancer, President Roslin is having disturbing nightmares that begin to plague her while awake. In each alarming vision, she sees someone saying the cryptic message, “Sagittarius Is Bleeding.” Meanwhile, a religious cult is claiming to be a separate colony and demanding the rights that come with it.

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The Dresden Files

On Sunday, January 21, The Dresden Files will be premiering on the SciFiChannel. Though I recently bought the first three in the series, I haven’t read them yet. But I still have a little over two weeks to get acquainted with Harry Dresden. The previews for the new show look so good, I had to grab the books to at least familiarize myself a little with the only wizard listed in the Chicago phonebook.

Murders, mysteries, and magic? I’ll be watching.

Here’s more on the show direct from the Dresden Files Homepage:

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13 Books of ’06

I probably should have posted this list before last week’s Books of ’07, but here are 13 of my favorite books that I read in 2006:

1. Eragon, by Christopher Paolini – my review

2. Traitor to the Blood, by Barb & JC Hendee – my review

3. Rogue Angel: Destiny, by “Alex Archer”

4. Bond on Set: Filming Casino Royale, by Greg Williams

5. X-Men: Dark Mirror, by Marjorie M. Liu

6. Runaways Vol. 5: Escape to New York

7. California Demon: The Secret Life of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom, by Julie Kenner

8. Dean and Me: A Love Story, by Jerry Lewis – short review

9. Something from the Nightside, by Simon R. Green – my review
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