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Holiday Break

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So the holidays are coming up and it’s a pretty busy time of year. With this in mind, I won’t be updating until after Christmas. I hope everyone has a good time over the holidays 🙂

Sarah

Review: Hometown Story

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Hometown Story was not what I expected, though it did eventually grow on me. The game most similar to it is Harvest Moon, but it really isn’t that similar. Basically, in Hometown Story you move into your grandmother’s house after she dies and run a store. You expand your own shop and the shops of the villagers, and unlock new characters and can eventually use the blue feather to grant somebody’s wish.

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Review: ‘The Republic of Thieves’ by Scott Lynch

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I saw this in the airport bookshop while I was in the middle of reading ‘The Final Empire’ by Brandon Sanderson. I’ve been waiting impatiently for it since finishing the previous book a year or so ago so I snapped it up right away. I think it is a testament to my self-control that I managed to finish the ‘Final Empire’ before starting this book.

At the start of ‘The Republic of Thieves’ Locke is still poisoned, following on from the previous book, ‘Red Seas Under Red Skies’. A bondsmagi unexpectedly comes to Locke’s rescue, and he and Jean are hired to interfere in an election in Karthain. Finally, in this book, we meet Sabetha, Locke’s beloved and fellow thief. I was always worried about Sabetha, as she was built up so much in the previous two books I wasn’t sure whether she would be able to live up to the hype. After finally meeting her, I have mixed feelings. I don’t like her, for one. She’s too complicated and mysterious. At the same time, I feel she’s a good match for Locke, who is a little unusual himself.

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