Showing posts from September, 2016

Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits by David Wong

Hey everyone, I hope you're having a good Monday. For the longest time I have had this book sitting on my shelf, too intimidated to read it. Many of you may know how much I love David Wong and his book series John Dies at the End, which I wrote 5 star reviews for every book. This isn't from that series but has the same sort of humour. I finally picked the book up again to read in between classes. What started out as just reading a few pages while waiting for the prof to finally show up turned into secretly reading under my desk instead of paying attention to lectures. I finished the book in two days but it took about 12 hours total to read. Where I can normally skim read a book in a couple of hours I couldn't skim a page without missing something incredibly funny. But all the time spent reading was well worth it. Let me tell you a bit about it: Zoey Ashe lives in a trailer park with her mother and cat Stench Machine. She isn't your typical hero of the future. In

What If? By Randall Munroe

Hey everyone, hope you are having a good Monday. This week I went back to school and on the first day decided to hit up the bookstore to see what kind of books they had on sale. They didn't have anything in their cheap books yet but they did have a sale on hardcovers. On top of that, the football team won a game so there was a bonus 20% off everything in store. So with that knowledge I took another look at the books. This one was the last one on the shelf and needless to say I was very taken by the cover. I bought it and started reading it before one of my classes. This was a mistake because I instantly fell in love with it. A few Mediation lessons later I was rushing home so I could read more of this amazing book. So now that I've set up my love for this book, let me tell you a bit about it: Based off the website started by the author What If? explores the stupid questions asked by every day people, answered by a scientist who worked for NASA. But don't let his prof

Melody's Key by Dallas Coryell

Hey everyone. Coming at you later again. Sorry about that, my mom is in town today so I haven't had a lot of time to write the review. But I am taking the time now to try to get as much writing in as I can before I go to bed. It's harder to read and do reviews when I have school all the time. Anyway, here I go. The author was kind enough to send me a copy of this to read. My first impressions were that this was another play on a very popular story. Basically girl meets super popular guy and they fall in love even though she doesn't know much about him. Very Classic. But I always like the give a book a shot because who knows where it will end up. Let me tell you a bit about it: Melody is a girl with a troubled past. She and her family live in a manor where seasonal tourists come to find love. The rest of the year is a struggle to find work to pay back the massive debt they have on the house. One of Melody's favourite things to do is write music, which no one is a

The Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy

The Hunt for Red October is the 4th book in a series but was the first to be released. It is recommended that it is the first book that should be read to fully understand the series. It is also the book that made Tom Clancy famous. It was later adapted into a movie that is still seen as a popular title years later. Going into this book I didn't know what to expect. I didn't really want to get it at first but because it was so highly rated and recommended I thought I might as well give it a shot. I can tell right away from reading it that it is much older than a lot of the books I am reading at the moment. The style of writing has a weak authors voice that I am used to when reading older books. Let me tell you a bit about it: Set during the cold war the Red October is a Soviet Nuclear Submarine tasked with making a secret voyage to Cuba. Their mission is to test out their stealth by making it to their destination without being detected by the United States. But the people