John Scritchfield spends his days wrangling three future readers and his nights wearing costumes and pretending to hit people with blunt weaponry. There is very little money it. He holds an MFA in Acting, which he puts to use by teaching at a Calvin University in Grand Rapids, Michigan and as the Creative Director for the Calvin Theatre CompanyIn his free time, he enjoys playing Dungeons & Dragons, reading, writing, and spending time with his wife, three children, and two cats (Jasnah and Vin). Oh, he's also the new Booknest Admin.

Joe Abercrombie’s A Little Hatred goes a long way, following a new generation as they experience a shift in the world of the First Law. The Age of Magic is all but dead. The Age of the Machine has arrived, and it is an age of madness.

I began my journey in the Cosmere (Brandon Sanderson’s connected universe of fantasy and magic) three years ago when I picked up the Way of Kings on something of a drunken whim. I devoured it in a matter of days and moved on to Words of Radiance and Edgedancer before waiting with bated breath for Oathbringer that same year. I’ve since moved backwards(ish) through the Cosmere, reading both Mistborn trilogies and a bunch of short stories only now finally getting to the book that started it all—Sanderson’s debut Elantris.

The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfus is a novella and companion tale in the Kingkiller Chronicle. The story focuses on Auri—one of Rothfuss’ most interesting side characters—and her slow regard of silent things.