All posts tagged: Glory Road

Top 5 Tuesday: Books of Magic

Welcome to another Top 5 Tuesday, hosted by the Bionic Bookworm herself, Shanah! I’m way behind on writing and posting this one today (because of my bright, shiny, distracting, new iMac—yes, I’m writing this one the old iMac). Anyway, where was I? Oh, yes, it’s Tuesday, so this week we’re talking books with Magic. It’s only natural (or is that, obvious) to want to start this one with none other than Rowling’s Harry Potter series, or Tolkien’s Lord Of The Rings but I’m sure everyone is going to mention them. I’m going to go with a few less obvious choices of book I’ve read over the years, that for me at least, have been a magical read. #1. GLORY ROAD — Robert A. Heinlein This one is older than me (I think) but was one of the first Heinlein books I read, and yes, while it is classified as SF, it also features a great deal of magic. Science-based magic … Star is Empress of the known universes, and, eh, wields a very unusual magic …

Rereading Favourites — The Top 5 Books I want To Read Again

Following on from Norrie over at, Reading Under The Blankie, I thought to take a look at five books I continue to reread if not once a year, at least on a fairly regular basis. Books that may have spoken to me, for one reason or another, at the time. Books that even now, still resonate with me long after that initial read. And though years have come and gone, I still feel a tug of nostalgia to re-visit these worlds, and these characters. Although I read any number of thrillers and crime or mystery novels now. That wasn’t always the case. Up until my mid 30s, I was a huge SF fan, and consumed an almost exclusive diet of speculative fiction. Then, the authors I loved and knew fell by the wayside, not being published anymore, or they had moved genre, or, quite simply, had died. And the new clutch coming in behind them? Just didn’t hit the right notes, or buttons. I moved genres. It happens.