A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire #3), by George R. R. Martin

My Copy: 9780553573428 (image from bn.com) Well, it took me a couple of months to get through this one (I blame gardening and having to go back and re-read things because I had to set it down for a week). But then the past few days I had some time off I didn't expect. And … Continue reading A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire #3), by George R. R. Martin

Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice & Fire #1), by George R.R. Martin

My Copy: 9780553593716 (image from bn.com) I was not planning to read this book yet. I hadn't even planned to buy it until last month because I wanted to get ALL the books before reading them one at a time. But seeing as how this book originally was published in 1996, and we're in 2020 … Continue reading Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice & Fire #1), by George R.R. Martin

“The Tragedy of Coriolanus,” from The Oxford Shakespeare: The Complete Works, by W. Shakespeare

I think Coriolanus has the longest Act 1 I've read so far, but the long setup is useful--and needed--in setting up the characters and the situation in a dwindling Rome. Coriolanus begins with citizens griping about the recent famine and grain stores of the wealthy which are full. They call one of them out, Martius … Continue reading “The Tragedy of Coriolanus,” from The Oxford Shakespeare: The Complete Works, by W. Shakespeare

“The Tragedy of King Richard the Second,” From The Oxford Shakespeare: The Complete Works, by W. Shakespeare

So, now we've drifted back to the events that helped lead up to the contention between the houses of York and Lancaster, with the rise of the Lancasters in this one (and for a few more). For fans of┬áThe Hollow Crown--King Richard uses this particular phrase to good effect, actually, in this play. The Tragedy … Continue reading “The Tragedy of King Richard the Second,” From The Oxford Shakespeare: The Complete Works, by W. Shakespeare

HMHS Britannic: The Last Titan, by Simon Mills

My Copy: 9780946184712 (image from abebooks.com) If I recall correctly, my mother bought this for me back when I was a young shipwreck nut and wanted to learn everything I could about the Titanic disaster. She figured a sister was just as good, and yes--it was. I've read it a few times now, and have … Continue reading HMHS Britannic: The Last Titan, by Simon Mills