Review: The Waste Lands

The Waste Lands
The Waste Lands by Stephen King
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The last member of Roland’s companions is gathered and now they move on to the quest. The collection of the companions seemed like a sideline but he makes more progress with them then he did by himself. Roland grows by learning the value of teamwork, and the action picks up at the conclusion. Only King could get away with spending so long gathering the members of the quest. Very few people could pull it off.

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Review: A Madness So Discreet

I’m debuting a new feature and crossposting my weekly Goodreads reviews here.

A Madness So Discreet
A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the best young adult’s book I’ve read. I liked it because the protagonist did more than try to find and maintain a romance or love triangle though some fans of the genre may consider this a drawback. She had an asylum to escape and a mystery to solve and I preferred this over her mooning over a love interest.

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Review: The Every Day Novelist: Business 101

The Every Day Novelist: Business 101
The Every Day Novelist: Business 101 by J. Daniel Sawyer
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This is a short booklet that tries to teach you to view your writing as a business and treat it as such. Though it has its own quirks you should be aware of. I learned some things I didn’t know of but it feels a little short. He’s planning on a Business 201 next which may help readers develop a working knowledge of the publishing business. I am willing to check out the next one when it comes out.

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