Author Archives: H.P.

About H.P.

Blogs on books at Every Day Should Be Tuesday (speculative fiction) and Hillbilly Highways (country noir and nonfiction). https://everydayshouldbetuesday.wordpress.com/ https://hillbillyhighways.wordpress.com/

Rereading The Eye of the World, chapters 37-42

In which Perrin and Egwene are rescued from Whitecloaks, Rand meets Elayne and visits with the queen, Basel Gill faces down Whitecloaks, Moiraine et al. arrive in Caemlyn, Mat’s possession of the dagger is discovered, and a decision is made … Continue reading

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Rereading The Eye of the World, chapters 31-36

In which Rand and Mat are on the road, Rand and Mat learn to trust a skinny innkeeper, Rand channels, Rand’s channeling leads to Mat suffering temporary blindness (foreshadowing!), Rand and Mat make it to Caemlyn, and Loial is introduced … Continue reading

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April 2020 Month-in-Review

After the (virtual) insanity of March, April was almost . . . normal.  I mean, I spend a lot of time at home anyway, so I just continued to do that for an extended period of time.  We are in … Continue reading

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The Dark Continent is an Enjoyable, if Unmemorable Entry in the Ubermensch Sub-genre

I picked The Dark Continent up as a comfort read.  An apocalyptic novel in an apocalypse is a funny kind of comfort read, maybe, but that isn’t why I picked it up.  I didn’t pick it up because it is … Continue reading

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John Bullard on the Texas Frontier and REH’s Beyond The Black River at Adventures Fantastic

I commented when I first read Robert E. Howard’s Conan stories two and a half years ago (has it been so long?) that Beyond the Black River was one of my favorite of his stories.  I also commented that it … Continue reading

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Whiskey and Book Club ep. 1 with Andrea from The Little Red Reviewer

Between transitioning at work and taking care of a toddler most of the day, and the stress of watching COVID-19 chew through America, I don’t have a lot of time and energy for reading and less for writing blog posts.  … Continue reading

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March 2020 Month-in-Review

How is it that I read so few books in March when it was at least five months long?  March was . . . wild.  No, that isn’t the right word for sitting at home on lockdown.  But it certainly … Continue reading

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