My Years In Books: 2019

Every year, I participate in the Goodreads Annual Reading Challenge. At the beginning of each year, you set a goal for how many books you’ll read that year. Goodreads keeps track of your running total and then lets you know how you’ve done and what percentage of your goal you met. You can also see …

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A Review of Bolo!

Bolo! by David Weber My rating: 3 of 5 stars Bolo! isn’t necessarily a bad book. It’s just that it’s not that great either, at least not by David Weber’s standards. Apparently, one Keith Laumer created the Bolo decades ago. It’s an uber-tank, one with so many uber-weapons on it, everyone in the universe knows …

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A Review of Crusade

Crusade by David Weber My rating: 5 of 5 stars Crusade, written in 1992, years before the Honor and Safehold series’, is David Weber doing what Weber does best. There are tons of excellent space battles which, after all, is his very best skill and talent. There are religious zealots, in this case, human-related aliens, …

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A Review of Cauldron of Ghosts

Cauldron of Ghosts by David Weber My rating: 4 of 5 stars Oh man, what a book! What a hell of a book! That was one of the best damn books I've ever read. So why only four stars? Cause the last few pages, the ending, is so anti-climactic and incomplete and leaves you panting …

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A Review of Crown of Slaves

Crown of Slaves by David Weber My rating: 4 of 5 stars Crown of Slaves is the first book in a new Honor Harrington sub-series called Wages of Sin focusing on Mesa-Manpower and the newly liberated ex-slaver planet of Torch. As I have figured out, these several sub-series’ are really required reading if one wants …

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A Review of The Excalibur Alternative

The Excalibur Alternative by David Weber My rating: 5 of 5 stars Honestly, I initially had a hard time getting into this book. It was a struggle. But it was Weber and he’s usually quite good, so I kept slogging on and am I ever glad I did. By the time I was halfway through, …

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A Review of The Shadow of Saganami

The Shadow of Saganami by David Weber My rating: 4 of 5 stars The Shadow of Saganami is an Honorverse spinoff of the brilliant Honor Harrington series that I really didn’t want to start reading, but I had been reading so much about the several sub-series’ spinoffs and how they elaborate on key plot elements, …

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