Showing posts from August, 2016

No Rest for the Wicked by Dane Cobain

Hey everyone and happy Monday. This week I was lucky and got a nice short book to read, which means I had time to start reading next weeks book early. The author was kind enough to send me a copy to read. Like I mentioned before I could tell by looking at the page count that it would be a quick and easy read. Depending on the quality of writing in the book this could be a good or a bad thing. Luckily for me the writing was done well so the book flew by in the blink of an eye. Let me tell you a bit about the story: In this world there are many sinners and many who don't believe in the Lord. For these people there is no greater threat than when the Angels come to Earth, unleashed by a group of scientists looking to prove that God doesn't exist. But the Angels will never be satisfied until they had wiped out every soul who has ever sinned, whether they be good people or bad. It seems there is no one who can stand up to this force who come during the night and leave nothing

Jaws by Peter Benchley

Happy Monday everyone. This week I read Jaws. Most of you have probably seen the movie depiction of this book that came out a long time ago. I didn't know that it was based on a book until I got a recommendation to read it online. And even though I am not a big fan of watching movies like that I do love reading thrillers. So after searching for it online I finally found it on Kobo and decided to give it a read. Before reading it I figured it would just be exactly the same as the movie. It wasn't until I did some research that I found that the book actually came out before the movie and it was based on it. Once I found that out I wasn't sure whether the book would be as good as the movie depiction of it. For those of you who haven't seen the movie let me give you an idea what the book it about: In the small town of Amity the people thrive on the summer months when the tourists come from all over America to play on their magnificent beaches. Without these tourists

City of the Lost by Kelly Armstrong

Hey everyone. This is coming at you a little late (because I started watching a new show and lost track of the time). This week I read City of the Lost, which I had seen at the school bookstore a few months ago. At the time it was too expensive to read but I came across it on sale online and thought to get it. I was excited to start reading because Kelly Armstrong is an author that I had loved reading long before this blog ever came into being. She has a strong voice in all of her books and it is well developed story wise. But let me tell you a bit about it: Casey Duncan is in a bit of trouble. Even as a Detective she is unable to keep the people in her life safe from those around them. In fact, she just seems to be making it worse. Her best friends ex-husband is back, beating his way back into her life one punch at a time. Her boyfriend is being hunted by the ghosts from her past. All she needs to do is get away for a little while to sort things out. Rocton is the perfect plac

Yes, I Named My Daughter Gaylord Focker by Joseph Joel

Hey everyone and happy Monday! This week I read a really short book. The cover isn't all that promising since it kind of looks like it was made in Paint in like, five minutes. But we are taught not to judge a book by its cover so I read it anyway. This book isn't your typical book, as the name suggests. Instead this is a book simply listing names that are strange or unusual. I won't be doing a description of the story since there isn't one. Instead I will just give an overview of the book itself. Basically it is a list from A to Z of names throughout history that are weird or unusual. A few of the names have a comment beside them or a short history of the person if they are famous in history. Some of the histories are kind of interesting but most of the comments on the names are a little too forced. The only other problem I have is the separation of the chapters since it doesn't have a certain way of doing it. Sometimes it gets halfway through the letter C (fo


Hey there, all you young folks! So it was recommended to me that I get a twitter account to go with this blog. I am not so young and savvy as one would think me to be but I took it upon myself to learn for the mythical Twitter works. So I made a Twitter account! If you are interested in following me I will be posting the links to all of my posts there every Monday (or Tuesday depending on when the post comes out). I know that those of you who don't have a Google account may have trouble following the blog (those of you who care). Maybe this will make it easier for you. Maybe you don't care. I'll never know either way. Anyway, if you are interested in following me on Twitter click  here  to go to the page. Hopefully I will figure out how to work everything soon. Have a great day everyone and happy reading! - K

Kings or Pawns By J. J. Sherwood

Hey everyone I hope you are all having a good Monday. This week I was lucky enough to be sent a copy of this book to read. It's about the size of an average book, just about 400 pages online but it is by no means a quick read. Like Game of Thrones or Lord of the Rings there is a lot of the lore and different species to learn about. Along with that there is also the add on of other worlds with even more people. My first impressions of the book were that it was a little hard to get into. The cover of the book reminds me of Dungeons and Dragons, which I am a big fan. But as a player I know that there can be a lot to do before getting into the good parts of the story so I sort of felt that the book would be a little like that. I wouldn't say that feeling was far off. But before I get into that let me tell you a bit about the book: In the world there are only two real players: King and Pawns. If you are not a King... well, you know what you are. Even if you are a highly respe