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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

Academ's Fury

Academ's Fury - Jim Butcher The second book in the Codex Alera series was a true joy to read. I thought it started off a bit slower than the first book, but I wasn't disappointed by any means. The action really picked up about half-way through.

The first half is mainly concerned with politics and intrigue. I guess I'm just not a fan of the more stilted action behind forming alliances and what not ... I'd probably be absolutely terrible at "Survivor" or most any other strategic reality television show ;p.

I adore Butcher's ability to craft such likable characters. I started reading the Dresden Files a while ago, but wasn't too impressed. Considering my fascination with this series, I just may have to rethink my initial thoughts on Jim Butcher's more well-know fantasy series.

I'm quite eager to continue my journey into the fascinating world of Alera and learn more about its inhabitants. Onward and outward, I say!