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Backlist Burndown: The Blade Itself (First Law Trilogy #1) by Joe Abercrombie

Backlist Burndown is a monthly meme hosted by Lisa from Tenacious Reader where you put aside at least one book from your blacklist every month to read, and then post a review of it on the last Friday of that month. 1,729 more words

Book Review

Writing is hard!

Writing is hard.

No, seriously, it is not that easy. I’ve always thought about what I read, where are the flaws, where are strong points and where I stop thinking and sink into the vast story or action. 921 more words



My rating is 3 out of 5 stars.

As I’ve mentioned in other reviews, Joe Abercrombie is a fantasy author who all my real-life friends have raved about for years and insisted that I read. 918 more words


First Law 101

By Becky Bryan Logen Ninefingers, also known as the bloody nine, is an infamous barbarian who is on the verge of becoming an infamously dead one. 1,017 more words

Becky Bryan

No Choice At All

Dead in the north or alive in the south. That was what it came down to, and that was no choice at all. You carry on.

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Book Quotes

The Difference

The women of his acquaintance rarely said anything clever, especially the fine-looking ones. He supposed they were trained to smile and nod and listen while the men did the talking.

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Book Quotes

Living with the fear

I really enjoy reading this book so far. These are just a few of some of the really great lines in the novel. The first quote really strikes a cord with me in regard the anxiety I feel knowing I have a task before me that I really am not looking forward to. 49 more words

Joe Abercrombie