Reviewing a Unique “Dune”

Thankfully, I saw the movie long ago enough that I wasn't too confused by the vast differences.  "Dune," by Frank Herbert, is one of the classics that helped define sci-fi as a genre.  It's set in a foreign solar system, but with such deep explorations of setting, culture, politics, and religion, it feels as real... Continue Reading →

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The Classic Vampire: Count Dracula

Here's another classic I knew nothing about.  All I knew about vampires was from today's pop culture (Buffy, Twilight, Hotel Transylvania...).  I know, it was pathetic, which was why I took it upon myself to finally read the original. I understand vampires originated from folklore, so Bram Stoker's "Dracula" wasn't the creation of vampires, but... Continue Reading →

32 Years After “1984”

It's been 'mind-numbing' waiting for this book review....  I remember my first introduction to George Orwell's "Nineteen Eighty-Four" being in 7th grade, we read the Reader's Digest snippet of the first few pages.  I remember that being my introduction to the dystopia genre and having my mind blown. Other than that, I had no idea... Continue Reading →

Beginning the “Foundation”

I needed to keep reminding myself that Isaac Asimov wrote the first three "Foundation" books in the 60s.  Whenever they said "computer," it meant a person, not a device.  It helped that a large basis for the story was the uses of nuclear power for everyday technology.  Yeah, that sounds like an idea spawned from the... Continue Reading →

It’s About Time

It's about time I wrote another book review blog post, and guess what?  It's about time... literally. Though, in case you're interested, I succeeded my Camp NaNoWriMo goal!  While I'm sorry I didn't have any time for reading, by doubling my usual writing goal, I was able to finish my novel and get a heavy... Continue Reading →

I’m Taking “The Hobbit” to New Regards!

Concerning the title, I did say I like heavy beat music... so yes, the stupid video techno-mash-up of "They're Taking the Hobbits to Isengard," has been blasted on my computer speakers more times than I'll admit. 😉 Anyway, I finally finished JRR Tolkien's "The Hobbit!"  I should have read this back in junior high for the classic... Continue Reading →

Requests! :D

Hey, so you may have noticed the revamped site and switched around widgets and menus to cater to your needs (or at least, that's their intention).  One of these additions is a Review Request (seen to the right) >>>>> Even though I have a few lists of classics and contemporary novels to read, I figure... Continue Reading →

War of Words

I found it really interesting to read one of the first of the popular apocalyptic novels. For only about 40 years after Jules Verne, the science fiction genre has developed a lot. H.G. Wells' "War of the Worlds" reads much closer to a modern story telling with deeper character development and heavier plot structure. Even still, there's... Continue Reading →

Fact: “The Book of Mormon”

BONUS BOOK REVIEW!  I don't know why I don't include my daily scripture reading in my book count.  Anyway, I didn't warn you about this, but here's a book review on "The Book of Mormon," because I finished it last week.  In my personal studies, I'm now beginning "The Bible's" "The Old Testament" and am in... Continue Reading →

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