Top Ten Tuesday: Auto-Buy Authors

Top Ten Tuesday“Top Ten Tuesday” is a feature started by “The Broke and the Bookish“, in which people list their top ten books that match some given criterion. It changes every week, and happens on a Tuesday. Lots (a frankly ridiculous number) of bloggers take part.

This week’s topic is auto-buy authors – authors who you automatically buy when a new book comes out because you know it will be worth it. Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Auto-Buy Authors”

Tough Travels – Law Enforcement

Tough TravellingI was given Diana Wynne Jones’ The Tough Guide to Fantasyland when I was rather young, and loved it – it’s an affectionately mocking guide to the tropes and archetypes of fantasy novels. It’s now rather dated, not containing the current edgier crop of clichés that fantasy is rife with, but I still pick it up occasionally and leaf through it. It harks back to an earlier, more innocent time, when most protagonists weren’t trying to be Batman.

Recently, I discovered that Fantasy Review Barn runs a weekly feature in which they find examples from the genre to match a given trope. They seem generally amenable to other bloggers joining in, so I thought I would give it a try.

This weeks topic is law enforcement: Continue reading “Tough Travels – Law Enforcement”