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The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

Lately I have been a huge Erik Larson fan since I read Dead Wake by him a couple of weeks ago. I bought two other books by him including this one. The other one I will read in a couple of weeks and do a review for. There is something about the way he writes history while at the same time making into a story and backing up everything with proof really draws me in. I didn't like this book as much as Dead Wake but it still was interesting in its own way. Let me tell you a bit about it: The story is split between two people at the same time in history. The first is about the man who put on the National Fair in Chicago in 1893 and about the challenges it takes to get everything together in the years leading up to it. Many friendships are made and lost in the time before the fair opens. But at a fair where some of the world's greatest inventions are to be displayed there is much work to do even once the fair starts. There are forces acting against him and his team trying to m

MEG by Steve Alten

Hey everyone, this is coming at you pretty late. I had ordered a crap ton of books a week ago with the hopes that they would come in before today but apparently they only got shipped out today. Just what I was hoping for. Whatever. Since mail comes later in our apartment I was left with nothing to read that I could finish by the end of today so I decided to go back to an old book that I started reading but stopped for no reason. I started reading this book because since I was a kid I have loved ancients sharks and this was a well rated book fitting the bill. For some reason it is really hard to find this book at any book store and ordering it online only shows up the rest of the books in the series so I had to get the ebook version. And since this book is hard to find I will tell you all about it! Dr. Jonas is a man who has lost so much in his life. After he caused an accident that took the life of two people he lost his credibility and sunk into a depression. His wife is plott

Update: New Features

New Features! I have decided that I would start adding my own stamp of approval to books I think are worthy of a read no matter what style of books a reader likes. This may be because it is informational, important life lessons, or it just might be something I would like to encourage others to read because I like it. This stamp will mostly be used for 5 star ratings but there may be the odd time that I think a 4 star book is something that should be read. That's all I wanted to let you know! Have a great day and happy reading. - K

Descent by Tim Johnston

Hello everyone, I hope you are having a good Monday. I almost forgot to do a review today because my classes have ended and I don't have any idea what day it is when I am studying for exams. But I did remember and now I have to tell you about this book. A couple of weeks ago I discovered that my bookstore on campus had a $5 books section. I was super excited to get a cheep read because it meant I didn't have to use my rent money to buy books again. Oops. Once I started reading this book, though, I realized why it was on so cheep. It was just a really bad book. Now let me be clear on this, when I say it is a bad book it means that the subject/content/characters/writing style ect. weren't for me. I couldn't finish the book even though I only read a couple of chapters in. Let me tell you the gist of what I got out of it: A family has just moved to the mountains because their daughter is going to be attending school there. The parents are going through a rough pat

Dead Wake by Erik Larson

Good evening everyone I hope you are having a good Monday. This week I finally decided to get one of the books on my list that I have been staring at in stores for months. Lucky me, when I went to order it online before one of my classes it went on sale for 50% off! LUCKY! But once I got the book I had the crippling fear that it was going to let me down. Many times I have stared at a book for months only to find that when I read it it doesn't live up to my expectations. It's a sad reality. Thank God my fears were all for nothing! From the moment I started reading the book I was hooked. I read through class, at home, on break at work, over the weekend, and any other time I could trying to finish it. Now I should warn you, this book is different than the books I normally do in this blog (even though I always say I do all types of books). This book is non-fiction. True event. Real information. And that is what makes the book so interesting. I won't lie and say that it i