Z is for…

Z is forZ zoetic:

Zelazny, Roger



This is it guys, end of the line. It’s been great sharing with you all the treasures of my bookshelves and collecting your recommendations. I’ve been introduced to some fabulous new books and bloggers and was happy to find some faces popping up in the comments regularly. Come by tomorrow for my Best Of A to Z 2014 where I share the blogs which made me laugh, made me think, and made me learn. And now onward, to Z!

do have a Z author and I’ve even read (some of) his work! Roger Zelazny wrote way too many novels and short stories for me to list here, but I have his two (eleven?) most famous works on my shelf. I read Lord of Light last year and loved it. I don’t think there was a single thing I didn’t like about it, which is rare for me when I’m reading. The characters are amazing, the plot is riveting, the pace is perfect and the reveal couldn’t have made me more giddy. Zelazny frequently used mythology in his works and if you’re into Hindu mythology with a sci-fi/fantasy flare, this is the novel for you. My full review of the book is here, but even if you don’t read my review, I absolutely recommend reading the book.

I haven’t read The Chronicles of Amber yet. It’s actually ten books from two series in one giant omnibus. Alex has read half of it though, and to say that she’s luke warm on the books is generous. The Nine Princes of Amber is the last fiction book on my 2014 reading list. Alex informs me that only four of those nine princes are important. I’m much more interested in the books in which Zelaznly has incorporated mythology: …And Call me Conrad, The Mask of Loki, Creatures of Light and Darkness etc. I will eventually read Amber, but from what Alex has to say about it, I may not enjoy it all that much.


If you have any other Z authors for me I’d love to read about them in the comments. Thank you to everyone who stopped by and left a comment or just took a passing interest. Casual book reviews are the norm around here and I welcome you to pop by again for my thoughts on the books that trickle out of the never ending TBR list. Huge congratulations to everyone who managed to pull through the entire month; it wasn’t easy. おめでとうございます!


And now back to our regularly scheduled program.


23 thoughts on “Z is for…

  1. I think we might have “Fun at the Zoo” by Zany Zebra lying around, but that’s probably it! (LOL) This has been great fun learning your TBR list and I’ll be popping by in the future to see what’s going on.
    Thanks, NJ for a great month of reads.

  2. This year was a challenge for me, trying to find authors and having interesting things to say! So happy I accomplished that, and happy to have read your authors as well.

  3. I don’t know any Z authors. I guess I need to alphabetize my three bookcases to see what letters are there. Congratulations on finishing the challenge. It really was a challenge.

  4. Thanks for all of your recommendations – I hope you will continue this from time to time, I’ve already added a bunch to my reading list. Another Z – Emile Zola, author of Nana and The Kill, among others. Classics for sure, so not your average read.

    • More classics! Woohoo! Thank you so much for your recommendations as well this month. I’m looking forward to diving into some new territory. I do generally do book reviews for the books I read. April was an exception because of the Challenge. I usually pop out two or three book reviews a month, if I’m holding to my reading schedule.

  5. Congratulations on finishing the challenge! Love your theme. I do have a ‘Z’ recco – Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief is an absolute treasure. Please do read it if you can.

  6. I honestly can’t think of any Z authors, although another blogger I follow also recently recommended Lord of Light! Clearly one more for the list. Congrats on getting to the end – I’ve enjoyed the ride and look forward to reading your future posts. 🙂

    • It’s one of those books that leaves you thinking at the end, which I really like. Glad you had fun here. I’ll keep posting my reviews. Hope you’ll enjoy those too 🙂

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