Book Update: Thrawn

I’m only a few chapters into Thrawn (Star Wars) and REALLY enjoying this book so far.  It just came out today so I’m not very far in, but even from the first chapter, I was encouraged to walk a little extra during my lunch hour…

A couple characters have been mentioned / brought in from other parts of the universe, and I am eager to see how they fit into the puzzle. Even a planet prominently featured in Star Wars Rebels has shown up, and also some wonderful synergy with how the Aftermath Trilogy ended.

Book Report: Master of Formalities

I enjoyed the humor in this book.  It was filled with a constant barrage of unfortunate situations capitalizing on all the comedic opportunities.  The story itself didn’t grab me as strongly as the Magic 2.0 books did, but I slogged through it.  There wasn’t anything that I would say was wrong with the book, but I think I found the unfortunate situations to be somewhat frustrating and I empathetically shared in the disappointment the characters experienced rather than laughing at their misfortunes.

The audio performance was fantastic though.  Some of the more egregiously offensive characters were made lovable through stellar vocal work.

I worked through the book pretty quickly, which is usually a sign of how much I am enjoying it.  Though, it’s possible that I was just trying to get through it so that I could fit another novel in before Thrawn comes out later this month.

Book Report: Magic 2.0 – Book Series

I’ve just finished listening to the Audible books for the three Magic 2.0 books by Scott Meyer.   After mentioning I was a huge fan of Ready Player One, this series was recommended to me.  I really enjoyed the story and the humor in these books!  And Luke Daniels has quickly become one of my favorite narrators.  While I liked the first two books the best, the third book had the scenes with the greatest humor.