Dec 07

The Annual Epic Best Books of 2016 List You Can’t Miss!

Do you like that title? It makes me feel all sorts of important. My ego is satisfied. Well, here it is. The list I HATE to write more than any other list in the history of lists. This is the list where I sit down each year, and kind of glare at myself and wonder …

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Dec 06

Best Audiobooks of 2016

Ah, it’s that time of year again… the time for lists. While I love reading these lists, I hate actually compiling them. It’s so hard for me to narrow things down to a few favorites. My audiobook list is different than the other lists I’ll be creating. For my Best Books Of 2016 list, all …

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Dec 05

In preparation for…

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This week I’m planning on rolling out a TON of “Best of” lists: Best books of 2016, Best Audiobooks of 2016, Most anticipated releases in 2017, and whatever else. This will be the week of lists. But… I’m finishing up a few books right now which, I’m pretty sure, will land on some “Best of” …

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Nov 30

The Forgetting Moon – Brian Lee Durfee

About the Book A massive army on the brink of conquest looms large in a world where prophecies are lies, magic is believed in but never seen, and hope is where you least expect to find it. Welcome to the Five Isles, where war has come in the name of the invading army of Sør …

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Nov 29

SPFBO2 Final Round Details

Yeah, so I’m a little late with this. If you follow the SPFBO at all, then you’ll probably already know who the finalists are, but I’ll put them all here just in case you missed it. I’m going to do this round the same way I did the finalists last year. I’m going to read …

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Nov 28

Excerpt from The Found and The Lost by Ursula K. Le Guin

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  Ursula K. Le Guin is an author I’ve always wanted to read, but she has SO MUCH out there. I have had a hard time deciding where to start. When these two gigantic books, both compilations of her work, arrived on my doorstep I was thrilled. This was where I was going to start. …

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Nov 16

Nonfiction Review | Pandemic – Sonia Shah

About the Book Scientists agree that a pathogen is likely to cause a global pandemic in the near future. But which one? And how? Over the past fifty years, more than three hundred infectious diseases have either newly emerged or reemerged, appearing in territories where they’ve never been seen before. Ninety percent of epidemiologists expect …

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Nov 15

Things, they are a’changing

This year I’ve been struggling a lot. There are a lot of reasons for that, most of them focused on my own personal health, but I’ve also been really struggling to keep up interest and enthusiasm for my website. Not because I’m sick of reviewing books. I’m not. Not even close, but I think I’m …

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Nov 14

Boy Robot – Simon Curtis

About the Book Seventeen-year-old Isaak discovers the truth about his origin and the underground forces that must come together to fight against a secret government organization formed to eradicate those like him in this high-octane science fiction debut. There once was a boy who was made, not created. In a single night, Isaak’s life changed …

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Nov 11

On the Value of Anger

I’m going to write a really long thing, and I’m pretty sure everyone in America is going to disagree with me for this, but I think it needs to be said. It’s also rambly. Also, this post has NOTHING to do with books, so if you don’t care about/are sick of politics, feel free to …

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