2016 Year of Reading

  2016 has been a year of reading for me mostly because of not being employed and living overseas but also because my love of books has been rekindled.  That being said I have also dove into some books the last few months that were not to my taste.  I didn't know I really had … Continue reading 2016 Year of Reading

The Codex Alera Book Review

It's been ages since I did a book review, you probably think I haven't been reading eh?  Not so, in fact I do have my GoodReads account pinned to the side panel if you are interested in what I'm reading at any given time (when I remember to update it hehe). 2015 had me reaching … Continue reading The Codex Alera Book Review

Koushun Takami’s “Battle Royale”

Holy Crap!   Yes, that ^^ was my first reaction to this book. I read "The Hunger Games"  a few months ago and quickly found out the author's story was being criticized as stealing from something called "Battle Royale".  Well, of course I had to go get this book and see for myself. First I … Continue reading Koushun Takami’s “Battle Royale”

Karen Miller’s “The Innocent Mage”

I read this out of order and found it rather interesting to read the mage's past and how things began after the second book of the culmination of the meeting of all of the characters in the first.  Again, the language and some inconsistencies troubled me a bit but once past those I enjoyed the … Continue reading Karen Miller’s “The Innocent Mage”

Karen Miller’s “The Awakened Mage”

For some reason I got the different books in the three different series mixed up and read this before Innocent Mage which is the first book. The story is interesting, certainly a different take on an isolated society and I enjoyed the magical and medieval-ness of it all.  However, there are some inconsistencies in Karen … Continue reading Karen Miller’s “The Awakened Mage”

Book Review: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins – Slight Spoiler Alert!

I try not to "spoil" too much, hopefully the following just covers enough not to ruin it for anyone who hasn't read it yet.First I want to say I have heard that this story was rather stolen from an earlier book, I plan to read said earlier novel to see if there truly is a … Continue reading Book Review: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins – Slight Spoiler Alert!

Fifty Shades Trilogy- E.L. James – Review- Spoiler alert!

I suppose I should review each book, then perhaps wrap it up with a summary.  There is no way I can come up with to review this trilogy without giving some spoilers so please don't read this if you are picky about knowing anything. Fifty Shades of Grey:  I should clarify first that I read … Continue reading Fifty Shades Trilogy- E.L. James – Review- Spoiler alert!

Book 83, 84 and Finally number 85

Emma Goldrick’s “My Brother’s Keeper” Again I find myself having difficulty getting into the story simply because neither character seemed that attractive to me.  I wonder if I am actually just shallow in this way.  Otherwise, a decent story of rather unlikely love coming to be. Michelle Reid’s “A Question of Pride” Ah the office … Continue reading Book 83, 84 and Finally number 85

Book 78, 79, 80, 81, 82

Jane Corrie’s “Bride for Sale” The hardest pill to swallow in this story is the age difference depicted in the front photo.   I didn't find him that much older in the story but the front photo has him looking like her Grandfather.  Not a bad story, it held my interest.  The arranged married idea modernized … Continue reading Book 78, 79, 80, 81, 82