A New Year of Books

As always a new year of books to read and a new challenge to meet makes for what could be a dull year of mostly work far more interesting. For the year of 2018 the goal is to read at least sixty books. For me that feels ambitious, but doable even having to work six…

A Long Time Coming

Since the last post made here work has sort of taken over everything in sight. Even with weekly shift changes I have actually managed to fit some reading time into these six-day work week. The trouble was more of having time to sit down and write. For those of you that have typed out papers…

Book Update: Farside

I read this book after chatting with a co-worker of mine whom mentioned having liked the author Ben Bova. Upon picking up Farside I wasn’t aware until most of the way through it that it was part of a larger series called The Grand Tour. Despite this book being the ninth book in the series it didn’t…

Book Update BZRK Origins

I have to admit I was drawn into reading this book mostly due to its unusual title. I had to check it out and see what it was about. I had heard of the author Michael Grant and his series called Gone even though I hadn’t pulled the trigger and read any of the books….

Book Update: Mass Effect: Revelation

One of the things I have become more aware of literary speaking is video game tie-in novels. Sure we all know that the big ones all belong to the big kid on the block; D&D’s Neverwinter. I tied to read those having enjoyed novels by Salvatore in the past, but it just wasn’t my cup…

March Wrap Up

The month of March didn’t yield as much time to read as some of the last few month including the end of 2016. I had hoped to add a couple more books to last month’s list of books read, but I’m still pleased to be on track to make this year’s reading challenge. The more…

Book Update – Re/Genesis

Here were another week gone by and heading into another month. I didn’t get nearly as much reading in last month as I had hoped to, but the books and short stories that I did get through were fun. This was the final short story by G.S. Jennsen related to which I didn’t realize until…

Book Update – Dragon Bones and Tombstones

One of the best things about having a day off now and then is having some free time to do things you enjoy. Am I right or am I right. I think you would agree with that whole heartedly. Yesterday was perhaps the nicest day off I’ve had in a while. No where I had…

Book Update – The Last Rhino

A post for this short story is long overdue. The Last Rhino by P.J. Day was a little bit of a departure from the typical read for me. As you might have figured out by now I have an affinity for sci-fi and fantasy. This book was something I picked out to break up things…

General Update

This past month has been a little crazy. I’ve been working a lot particularly the past two weeks leaving little time to read. Getting extra hours is both a blessing and curse. It is hard to say no if I need a little extra to offset unintended expenses like this month. The down side was it…

Book Update – Venatoris

I have nearly finished my pursuit of reading all of the short stories within the Aurora Rhapsody series. Just as with the other bite sized portions that G. S. Jennsen has written for this series Venatoris  yet another great example of letting us in on who and why the characters matter to the story. In…

Book Update – The Storymaster

Not to long ago I was browsing for new books which I suppose isn’t exactly something new to mention. However, every now and then there is a treasure trove among the massive stacks of digital titles littering the shelves of Amazon. I had a book by Vincent Trigili called The Null that I’d forgotten about….