Thursday, February 17, 2011

The Icewind Dale Trilogy

Hello, again, book-lovers! It has been a long time since my last were probably wondering if I'd flaked out on the blog, but I have just been incredibly busy with schoolwork. During the semester, I don't always have much time at all for things that are not my homework assignments! I will try not to let there be more than a couple of weeks between posts, though (on average, it usually takes me one or two weeks to read one book, but depending on my schedule and amount of schoolwork, that can vary, so please bear with me).

This evening I am posting for you about The Icewind Dale Trilogy by R.A. Salvatore. Normally, I would not be posting a trilogy as a joint review, but since I started this particular trilogy long before I decided to start a blog, I do not want to mistake any events in one book as happening in another, etc. Also, I just finished the final in the trilogy, so I want my reflections to be fresh. The trilogy consists of (in this order) The Crystal Shard, Streams of Silver, and The Halfling's Gem.

Yes, The Icewind Dale Trilogy is from the fantasy genre, and yes it is Dungeons & Dragons (Forgotten Realms is only one world of multiple in the D&D 'universe'). If those facts would be the only things keeping youfrom reading the books, I would definitely urge you to reconsider. First of all, if you would just be too embarrassed to be seen reading a Dungeons & Dragons book, you have nothing to worry about, since nowhere on the cover of any copy I have seen (and most definitely not those which are more recently published) do they say "Dungeons & Dragons". Secondly, the books are amazing!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Le Petit Prince

Good afternoon, all! I decided to start things off with one of my favourite books. If you took French in high school, you're probably already more familiar with it than you might like to be: it's Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

Yes, it is a children's book, but I should probably mention that I never intended to only feature adult fiction on this blog. I enjoy reading all genres, so you will see adult fiction, non-fiction, young adult fiction, and (now that I have a young niece for whom I also buy books) children's books. Basically, if you aren't interested in something I review, sit tight and keep checking back --- you're bound to see something that strikes your fancy sooner or later.

Thursday, February 3, 2011


Hello, all!

Whether you are a fellow bibliophile, or you just kind of stumbled upon Here Be Bookwyrms, welcome!

To give you a little sense of who I am, my name is Colleen. I'm a college student in Texas, studying anthropology and linguistics. I love to read, and have loved reading ever since I was a very young child. I know that is the story for most of us. :)

Basically, I decided to start this blog to write reviews of the books I read. Even though I have more than enough books in my personal library to not ~need~ to be looking for any more additions for a while, I am always interested in recommendations! I also like knowing what other people thought of the same books I have read...whether or not I liked them, I'm interested to know what someone else's opinion is and why they do or don't agree with me. If you happen to disagree with something in one of my reviews, I hope you will make a comment! It's always nice to have another point of view, as long as it doesn't turn into a flame war.

I am not an expert and do not pretend to be. I don't have a degree in English (nor am I majoring in it) and I'm not in the publishing business. My reviews are purely my own personal, honest opinions, and as my Disclosure Policy states, I am not being paid for this and do not intend to be; I really cannot stress enough that even if I do receive some kind of compensation in the future, it will not sway my review in any way.

Anyway, so I will be working on getting some reviews up as soon as possible, and I hope you enjoy reading!

If you haven't poked around the links on my sidebar, please do. The Resources page lists places where I buy books, a few fun sites for book lovers, and some informational resources as well.