800 and counting …

I’ve been slack in my reading lately, but I finally finished Goblin Quest by Jim C. Hines this weekend, marking the 800th book I’ve read since I’ve been keeping count.

Goblin Quest focuses on Jig, a scrawny, little nearsighted goblin who gets roped into leading a group of adventurers through a mountain filled with all kinds of nasty things. There are hobgoblins and poisonous fish creatures and undead corpses and, of course, a dragon sitting on a hoard of treasure.

Along for the ride with Jig are two arrogant princes, a reluctant elven thief, and a dwarf who likes to drink ale and draw maps. The book is basically a Dungeons & Dragons adventure come to life. And before you ask, yes, I play D&D, making me a total geek. :cool:

The book starts out slow, and Jig’s whining about being a goblin and treated like dirt by the other adventurers gets old after a while. But the book picks up steam as Jig realizes that he’s stronger and braver and smarter than he thinks. Plus, Jig has a cool pet — a fire-spider named Smudge.

A good, solid, fatansy read. You’ll get a real kick out of it if you play D&D because you’ll recognize all the stereotypes. So, thumbs up.

What about you? What have you read lately? Inquiring minds want to know …

2 Responses to “800 and counting …”

  1. celeber says:

    I love D&D! I am a huge gamer girl. My husband, thankfully, is just as big a nerd as I am and plays as well. We now play with our older children. They love the creativity and of course have their favorite character types.

    My latest reads have been…
    Dead as a Doornail by Charlaine Harris
    Blood Bound by Patricia Briggs
    The Good, The Bad and the Undead by Kim Harrison
    The Secret by Rhonda Byrne

    I thoroughly enjoyed all of these.

  2. Jennifer Estep says:

    I play with my significant other too! We are both serious nerds and play with a couple of other folks a couple times a month. Right now, we’re playing Warhammer. I’m a pit fighter and a total badass. :cool:

    I’ve heard good things about “Blood Bound.” I’ll have to check that one out. And I really like the Kim Harrison series. I’ve read the first couple, but haven’t gotten around to the latest one yet. Too many books, too little time …

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