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Industry Internet
Occupation PHP Programmer
Location Orono, ME, United States
Introduction I'm a 28 year old PHP programmer from Maine who likes reading (obviously). This blog is mainly for reviewing fantasy and science fiction books I read for fun. I also thought it was a good way to improve my writing skills now that I no longer do a lot of writing. I am not a professional reviewer by any means, but I am certainly open to requests for reviews. Due to the large number of books I already have that I want to read and my own personal book-buying addiction, I don't normally accept books for review unless they are on my rather long wish list or by an author/in a series I already enjoy. Sometimes if a book sounds like something I must read, I'll accept a review copy, though. Sending me a review copy does not guarantee a review, although if you contact me about a review copy and I say I'd like to receive one, the chances of the book getting reviewed here are pretty high. I don't tell someone to go ahead and send me a copy unless I really plan to review it. My favorite books tend to be character-driven stories. Interesting settings appeal to me as well. To contact me, send an email to fantasycafe AT
Interests Reading, cooking, computer/video games
Favorite Movies Lord of the Rings, Stardust, The Princess Bride
Favorite Books George R.R. Martin's Song of Ice and Fire series, Robin Hobb's Assassin/Liveship Traders/Tawny Man series, Wraeththu by Storm Constantine, Sarah Monette's The Doctrine of Labyrinth series, Carol Berg's Rai Kirah series, The Player of Games by Iain M. Banks, The Book of Joby by Mark Ferrari, Catherine Asaro's Skolian Saga, The Promethean Age series by Elizabeth Bear