Stranger than Alcatraz and Librarians

Funny enough, Brandon Sanderson's series of "Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians" was recommended to me by my husband and my sister.  She listened to this series and described them as hilarious and breaking the norm.  Yep. Alcatraz is your average teenage orphan... except he's not an orphan, and he's not average - he has a... Continue Reading →

Sanderson Unbounded

For any reader following Brandon Sanderson's Cosmere, "Arcanum Unbounded" is a must-have.  I already owned (and reviewed) "Sixth of Dusk," "Emperor's Soul," and "White Sand" (and I suggest buying "White Sand" and "Shadows Beneath" separately for the extra content), but we bought the collection for the six other short stories and novellas.  I also found fascinating... Continue Reading →

Cove on the Second Gear

I recently reviewed the first book to J. Scott Savage's Cove series, "Fires of Invention," knowing I'd soon get the chance to read the second one, "Gears of Revolution."  WARNING: If you don't want the first book SPOILED, come back to this review later.  That said, I highly suggest you read the first book before thumbing... Continue Reading →

HARRY POTTER CONTINUES!!!

So, there are fans, and there are fanatics.  I am a Harry Potter fanatic, sorted into the Ravenclaw and Wampus school houses on Pottermore, owner of a full set of robes and a wand I hand-carved. So when "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" was announced, I freaked out and pre-ordered it. Given all that,... Continue Reading →

White Sand: Graphic Novel Review

I've now read three graphic novels.  Funny enough, my first two were for a university class (though not for the class I audited twice with Prof. Sanderson). "White Sand" is unlike any other Brandon Sanderson novel, in that it's primarily read through pictures.  Growing up, I read the Sunday comics and "Maus" 1&2 at university, but it... Continue Reading →

“Cove: Fires” Up

Sorry, I've been slacking in life lately, but it's Not because I've been too busy catching Pokemon (though I did start that this weekend). 😉 "Mysteries of Cove: Fires of Invention," by J. Scott Savage is a middle grade book, and feels like one.  It's a classic distopia with a flair of steampunk, and it takes... 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 →

Sanderson Shorts

My husband loves all Brandon Sanderson stories, so I bought these for his birthday.  Surprisingly, I read them before he did. Mitosis: I was a little surprised it was only 44 pages long.  I bought the hardcover, but found out the second half of the book was a preview for "Firefight."  It did have interesting... Continue Reading →

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