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Book Review: The Gutter Prayer by Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan

The Gutter Prayer gutter prayer
Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan

Del Rey, 2019
★★★★★

This book is fucking extraordinary. The author’s background as a gamer and writer of gaming books really comes through in the unusual and dense worldbuilding, which was the best part of the book. There is a plethora of adjectives I might use to describe the worldbuilding – Lovecraftian, Steampunk, Victorian – but none of them truly do justice to the bizarre mash-up of influences that have come to create the city of Guerdon and the world it resides in. This book features actual living gods, warped saints, eldritch abominations, terrifying religious cults, alchemical magic, plenty of body horror, and a Godswar threatening to consume the entire world. I was fucking enthralled. Continue reading “Book Review: The Gutter Prayer by Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan”

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The Pancake Book Tag!

I haven’t done a book tag in SO LONG, even though I’ve been tagged in a bunch, and I really have no excuse; I’ve just been super lazy lately. I’ve seen this tag floating around in various places, but most recently on acquadimore’s blog (whose answers are seriously FAB and her blog is excellent overall; y’all should totally go follow her) and I’m just bored enough to do it. Also, I LOVE pancakes and I crave them all the time, so here we are.

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The Rules

  • Link back to the original creator in your post.
  • Feel free to use any of my pancake graphics in your post, or create your own!
  • Tag 5 other people at the end of your post, and let them know you’ve tagged them.

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TV Corner: A Discovery of Witches (Season 1)

a discovery of witches

If you’ve only read the first five pages of a book and could immediately tell you weren’t going to get along with it, is that technically DNFing? Does it count if you literally couldn’t make it past the first chapter?

That is what happened when I attempted to read Deborah Harkness’ A Discovery of Witches. When the book and I didn’t get along (I can’t even tell you why – something about the writing bugged me), I thought I would try the TV series, which is basically a mash-up of Twilight, True Blood, and Outlander. Continue reading “TV Corner: A Discovery of Witches (Season 1)”