After a lot of thought, I've decided to take a break from blogging for the foreseeable future. With my little C creeping its way back into my life and possible long term treatment now, I need to take a couple of things off my plate for the time being, and the blog is going to be one of those things. As it is, it felt like it was becoming more of a chore than anything else. I need my reading time to be more enjoyable right now, more of the escape that I really need, and what I don't need is the little voice in the back of my head telling me how many reviews I'm behind and trying to come up with what I need to say about the book.

I simply want to read.

I'll more than likely occasionally post on here what I've been reading, and if there is something that really blows my mind, I'll probably have more to say about it and may write up a proper post, but for right now, things are going to be very quiet around here.

As always, happy reading!
2017 edit
I will continue to blog according to my health and ability, and connecting my posts thru Goodreads, so please be patient if things get quiet around here again this year.

2017 edit #2
I am happy to report that my bone marrow transplant was a success and that I'm feeling more like myself everyday. That said, I'm going to try to start blogging a little more frequently, but please bare with me as I still continue to recover.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Summer Falls by Amelia Williams

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Title: Summer Falls
Author: Amelia Williams
Copyright: 2013
Pages: 70
ISBN: 9781448141531
Publisher: Random House UK
Twitter: @bbcdoctorwho, @DoctorWho_BBCA, @atrandom, @RandomHouseUK
Format: Kindle
Available: April 4, 2013
Rating: 4/5 stars

I've really enjoyed these ebook tie-ins to the Doctor Who television show. They're nice little nods to the fans and do help to expand the story in their own way. In the first episode of the second part of season seven, "The Bells of Saint John", one of the children that Clara is taking care of as nanny is reading a book titled Summer Falls by Amelia Williams, who Doctor Who fans will know as Amy Pond, the Doctor's previous female companion. (And just in case some readers aren't caught up, I'll not reveal any spoilers as to why Amy isn't traveling with the Doctor by this point.) Clara asks about the book Artie is reading, says it's a good one, and it was basically left at that.

BBC then released an ebook version of the book, and what follows would seem to be Amy Pond's love song to the Doctor in print form. The story revolves around Kate and her adventures trying to keep the The Lord of Winter at bay. The Doctor clearly makes an appearance, but he his role is more of a background one, as Kate and her reluctant friends try to solve the mystery of the Lord of Winter.

I really enjoyed this quick read and obviously for Whovians, there are little Easter eggs spread throughout. Whovians may be the only ones to get some of the inside jokes in the story, but it's written well enough that I think even the most causal fan of Doctor Who or general reader will be able to enjoy the story.

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