Back to It

Well for some of you that have read my post over this past year again a big thanks. It means a lot. Over the last month the crazy hours at work pretty much pushed me to my limit. Five months of six-day week left me so exhausted that even the desire to read consistently took…

Book Update: Ascending Darkness

There is just something about an epic fantasy that you feel as though you just might want to believe somehow exists. My first experience of this was, of course, the first time I read the Lord of the Rings so many years ago. I think that may have contributed to why I just like a…

Midweek Ramble #2

I was going to write on a dark subject and got about halfway through and left for a while to catch a movie. Even got a nice deli sandwich from a local joint and of course the coffee on the way from the theater. I mean seriously have I not had my coffee here at…

February Wrap Up

It seems more fitting than ever to write about my first month back writing about books, topics related to books, and how books have influenced my outlook on life. I have met my goal this month and, well, it feels pretty damned good. The truth of the matter is last month I totally slacked –…

Book Update: Wet Work

Every now and then while looking through the sci-fi/fantasy listings something will jump out at me. There are just so many titles out there that it can be a little daunting so as of late I only look a couple of times a week. As it is I’ve got plenty of novels to choose from…

It’s Friday #1

This post is being brought to you by excessive amounts of coffee and binge watching of one of my most favorite shows ever; Futurama. One of the things that interests me is how life can be a little like reading a book. Everyday work presents what I like to call mini stories that add up…

Book Update: Through the Wildwood

Here it is nearing the end of February and I have finally begun to actually make progress on the backlog of books. With the last book post I finished up the titles that were read last month. Okay, I know it’s kind of sad that things got that far behind and all. It could be…

Midweek Ramble #1

In my last major update post I mentioned that there were some new ideas floating around upstairs. One of the things I wanted to do last year was to just sit down with a cup of coffee and write. Unfortunately, that never really came to fruition and the troubling thing about that is I think…

Book Update: Siege of Titan

What could be better to start off the year with than space marines, bloody battles, and far too much coffee? Not much. Maybe just more coffee so that I can stay up longer and keep reading. Oh, right about that – I probably already had more than I should have already today in addition to…

2018 Site Update

A new year means a new look. I felt that it was time for a fresh look that can complement what I want to achieve for the blog outside of making more time to write about one of the things I like to do most; reading. In order to do that it called for something…

Book Update: The Raid

One of the things we imagine often is what the world would be like in the future whether it is space travel, dystopian worlds and/or the zombie infested post-apocalypse. personally, I have thought about both and usually it just ends up very strange which is why I’ll likely never write stories about zombies. They would…

Book Update: Abyss

I am slowly making my way through the extended universe of Star Wars. So far it has been a fun ride within the Fate of the Jedi series. Abyss by Troy Denning was a good read even though in general it was a little bit slower action wise than book two, Omen, but you get…