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Chelsea Russell's Blog

I grew up with a love of the written word. Writing is an art just like any other creative endeavor. Unlike painting with pastels, my words are my medium.

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The Passage
Justin Cronin
The Golem and the Jinni
Helene Wecker
Embracing Obscurity: Becoming Nothing in Light of God's Everything
Made from Scratch: Discovering the Pleasures of a Handmade Life
Jenna Woginrich
The Fellowship of the Ring
J.R.R. Tolkien
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
J.K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré

Dreamer's Pool

Dreamer's Pool - Juliet Marillier I really wanted to like this book, but it just wasn't my cup of tea. I started skimming about a fourth of the way through since I figured it wasn't worth finishing. I'm happy with my decision although it's always hard for me to categorize a book as "did not finish."

I absolutely loved "Heart's Blood." The next book I read by Juliet Marillier was "Daughter of the Forest," which was enjoyable although a bit slow-paced. I was really hoping this book would be a good medium between the two.

Alas, it wasn't the case.

Mayhap it was the alternating view points, but I thought "Dreamer's Pool" was quite dull. Grim's character was really interesting and I particularly enjoyed how Marillier distinguished him from the other characters. Blackthorn's perspective was well-written, but Oran merely got on my nerves. I wish Marillier had stuck with one character's perspective and not switched between the three.

Maybe I'll have better luck next time!