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The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

July 3, 2022

I am sure I will turn a few heads and tick some people off by giving The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald only 4 stars. It is probably due to me being a spoiled attention deficit reader who is used to authors and movie directors trying to grab my attention tightly so I will […]

The Ancestor’s Tale by Richard Dawkins

June 1, 2022

The Ancestor’s Tale by Richard Dawkins is a scientific achievement of epic proportions. Dawkins, in a personable and informative manner, guides the reader back through time. We stop at each Rendezvous Point where we meet up with a wider spread of ancestors as he continues backwards through the evolution of life on this planet. This […]

The Control of Nature by John McPhee

May 2, 2022

The Control of Nature by John McPhee is a non-fiction book which mixes a bit of science into the stories of people who, in simple terms, fight a potentially losing battle against the strong forces of nature. The author follows the individuals trying to protect humans lives and homes in three regions. In each of […]

Triumph of the Wizard King by Chad Corrie

March 21, 2022

Triumph of the Wizard King by Chad Corrie is the last book in The Wizard King Trilogy. I read the first two books of this series last summer. The first was on my big vacation and since I was getting married, I saved the last one for our first Honeymoon. I can not say this […]

Red Pill Blue Pill by David Neiwert

February 10, 2022

Are you looking for a scary non-fiction book? Red Pill Blue Pill by David Neiwert might be scarier than half of the horror novels I have read over the last decade. This book dives into the origin of Conspiracy Theories, why they are a bigger problem currently than ever before, and perhaps how we can […]

Cyberfunk edited by Milton J. Davis

January 17, 2022

The Cyberpunk anthology Cyberfunk which was edited by Milton J. Davis was recommended to me by one of my friends living in Boston. Cyberfunk is an anthology which explores the paths Cyberpunk heroes and villains can take with an Afrocentric flavor. Nineteen Black Speculative Fiction authors came together under Milton’s guidance and produced the entertaining […]

Get 10,000+ Twitter Followers by Cathy Turney

December 30, 2021

I knew a gal who found a great book to help her get to a new level on Twitter. Unfortunately, I quickly discovered Get 10,000+ Twitter Followers by Cathy Turney must not have been it. I had a bad gut reaction to this book, but bought it anyway, I will try not to do that […]

Canyon Calls by Michael Just

December 15, 2021

Canyon Calls by Michael Just is a fiction anthology which focuses on events occurring in and on the edge of the Grand Canyon. This smaller than average sized book contains nine stories and I enjoyed them all. There were not any real stickers here and the author kept up a steady level of quality throughout […]

The Bone Maker by Sarah Beth Hurst

December 9, 2021

The Bone Maker by Sarah Beth Hurst is an innovative fantasy novel set in a world where magic can only be controlled through bones. The Bone Workers are rare, but these adepts can use bones to create moving constructs, foretell the future, and create heroic actions such and great speed and strength. Genre:  Fantasy Publisher: […]

The Plague by Albert Camus

November 29, 2021

The Plague was written by the introspective Algerian author, Albert Camus. Camus is a well-respected author from the first half of the 20th century. I had never read anything by him, and since we are still living through a pandemic, I figured why not read his classic work, The Plague. Genre:  Literary Fiction Publisher: The […]