What Merlin is Reading

At the moment I find myself with time, time, and nothing but time. In other words, I’ve been reading a lot, so I figured I’d start a list of what I’ve been reading lately for anyone who is interested or may be looking for something to read. I’ll try and update this list fairly often and as I finish a book I’ll add a little blurb about what I thought of the book.

Recently 

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The Rook by Daniel O’Malley – I actually just finished the sequel Stiletto and I found them both to be clever and humorous for anyone who enjoys the supernatural. I also think O’Malley did a great job of writing female characters.

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Welcome to Night Vale by Joeseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor – if you’ve listened to the podcast, you probably have a good reference point for this book. Despite some consistency issues, I found that book pretty hilarious and interesting. However, don’t expect what you’re used to in a book.

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The Devil’s Workshop by Alex Grecian – Third in the Scotland Yard’s Murder Squad (first book – The Yard) compared to the first two books this was a bit lackluster, but not bad. I definitely recommend the previous books in the series. I’m not ready to condemn the series and I’m sure I’ll read books four and five if only for some closure.

Current Reading

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Mongrels by Stephen Graham Jones – somewhat of a coming of age story, I think. Except his family members are werewolves and that has really messed them all up. This is not a light-hearted story if that’s what you’re looking for. I feel like I’m reading someone’s life rather than a story. A really refreshing take on classic werewolves.