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Book Review: Storm Front (Dresden Files #1) by Jim Butcher

Jim Butcher has been on my “to read” radar for quite some time. Fellow science-fiction and fantasy friends in Denver raved about his urban fantasy series, mainly because of all the terrible things Butcher does to his protagonist. 

And when I heard Butcher on a panel at the Phoenix Comic Con, many audience questions centered around the fate of poor Harry Dresden. Fans love this character and root for him. I got the impression that they loved reading about every predicament Butcher put this wizard in, but the fans never stopped hoping Dresden would outwit Butcher. I had to work this book into my Reading Challenge. And then I remembered that The Dresden Files was a short-lived television series, which I have never seen, but plan to remedy that situation soon. Excellent. My reading plan was coming together!

Book Review: The Secret of the Old Clock by Carolyn Keene

My one word summary for this first book in the Nancy Drew series? 

Swell.

Nancy is a swell amateur sleuth. Carson Drew, Nancy’s practically perfect lawyer father is swell. Her live-in housekeeper who she almost always refers to with both her first and last name, Hannah Gruen, is especially swell at producing carb-loaded breakfast comfort foods. River Heights is a swell town. Even the plot to uncover Josiah Crowley’s most recent will is swell.