Moby Dick

One hundred and nine times, the word “Leviathan” appears in the book Moby Dick. This is a particularly long and dramatic approach to the word “whale,” but you will find Moby Dick is a particularly long and dramatic approach to a story that at its core is pretty damn simple. And the skeleton of said … Continue reading Moby Dick

Book Review – Slaughterhouse Five

The most recent book I finished on Audible was Kurt Vonnegut’s famous Slaughterhouse Five --narrated by James Franco! I didn’t know what to expect going into it at all. I’d never read any of his books, and didn’t know anything beforehand about this one, except that both author and novel are widely acclaimed. I didn’t … Continue reading Book Review – Slaughterhouse Five

Book Review – The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood (No Spoilers!)

I know Margaret Atwood to be one of the greats, and once started another of her books. It was strange, albeit well written, but as I usually do I got distracted and didn’t finish it. I’ve heard about The Handmaid’s Tale a lot lately, especially with the Hulu series now out. So, I downloaded the … Continue reading Book Review – The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood (No Spoilers!)

Book Review – Vicious, by V.E. Schwab

Vicious is another book recommended to me by a friend. I’d never read anything by the author, V.E. Schwab, but the premise sounded good. I’ve always loved fictional moral ambiguity, and boy does this book have it. Premise The main character, Victor Vale, and his best school buddy, Eli (soon to be Eli Ever), give … Continue reading Book Review – Vicious, by V.E. Schwab

Book Review – The Circle by Dave Eggers

The Circle isn't my usual book choice, but a friend described it to me, and I thought I'd give it a try. Especially since they're making a movie about it; see the trailer here! I downloaded the audiobook right away. WARNING: PUNY SPOILERS AHEAD Right away I was drawn to the foul-mouthed, comedic Annie. She's … Continue reading Book Review – The Circle by Dave Eggers

Book Review – Beacon 23 by Hugh Howey

★★★☆ Something about the cover of this book grabbed my attention as I trailed behind my boyfriend through Books a Million. As a less than avid reader, I wasn't really planning on looking for a book on that trip. But I snatched up this book, started reading at the very beginning, and couldn't put it … Continue reading Book Review – Beacon 23 by Hugh Howey

Book Review – The Red King by Nick Cole

★★☆☆ I downloaded Audible because I don't read enough. The moment I discover a perceived error, I toss a book aside and do something else instead. This results in my reading only "perfect" books, which are few and far between, and usually written a hundred years ago by impossibly talented authors. (Jane Austen, Jack London, etc.) … Continue reading Book Review – The Red King by Nick Cole