Illuminae by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman

I have read an insane amount of positive reviews on Illuminae and its sequel, Gemina.  It almost feels like I am the last book blogger to hop on this train.  What took me so long?  I have no idea.  One of the biggest appeals for these books is their unique structure.  Unique book design is…

Alexandra’s Top 5 at Age 5

Last year, on this day in particular, I started a special series to commemorate the special birthdays in our home.  Well, we’ve gone full circle.  Today our beautiful, energetic, often crazy daughter hits the half a decade mark.  5 years old sounds so much older than 4, I mean the girl starts kindergarten this year!…

Waking Gods by Sylvain Neuvel

Giant Robots from space! Now that I have your attention let me tell you about an amazing book that will give you all your giant robot needs.  Well, first I should direct you to a review of its predecessor, the unforgettable premiere novel by Sylvain Neuvel, Sleeping Giants.  If you have not read that book- what…

Sixth of the Dusk by Brandon Sanderson

I warned you.  As I catch up on any and all the Brandon Sanderson I can get my onion-y hands on, there is going to be a lot of reviews featuring the author.  Last week I wrapped up my look at The Reckoners series with two reviews, Mitosis and Calamity.  Now, the G.O.B. is closing in on talking about all…

Calamity by Brandon Sanderson

The Reckoners series was just what I needed, at the right time.  After a bit of a reading slump to kick off ‘017, diving into Steelheart reinvigorated my need to read.  I savoured it all, taking my time, and reading a few other books and stories simultaneously.  Over the last year I have tried to…

Mitosis by Brandon Sanderson

​I may be going a tad out of order with this review, having done reviews for Steelheart and Firefight.  Recently I purchased a new eReader, a Kobo Aura One, it’s spectacular.  Along with such I was able to get a bundle of Brandon Sanderson short stories/novellas that were not included in November’s Ars Arcanum release.  Basically, I have…

Firefight by Brandon Sanderson

I recently consumed and reviewed book one of the Reckoners Series, Steelheart.  Usually I try to mix things up and will not read the same author back to back.  When it comes to a Sanderson series though, there is a sense that no matter what other book I pick up all I will be able to…

Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

I kicked 2017 off with a bit of a reading slump.  Stemming from one hard-to-read, disappointing novel out of the ol’ TBR, the aftermath was a struggle to reinvigorate the need to read. I searched for methods to combat it, like rereading major favourite, Ready Player One, which worked temporarily.  But, going on an adventure…

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

“But I don’t want to go among mad people,” Alice remarked. “Oh, you can’t help that,” said the Cat “we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.” “How do you know I’m mad?” said Alice. “You must be,” said the Cat, “or you wouldn’t have come here.” Welcome to Wonderland Week, a whole wingding for…

A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

Way back in June I did my review on the Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin.  It wasn’t nice, or delicate.  And though my feelings on the overall series have not changed.  It is still long, drawn out, full of unnecessary elements, and will inevitably lead to a disappointing ending.  I feel…

Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Typically I begin my reviews with what lead me to read the book in the first place.  Looking back it is hard to nail down my first interactions with Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.  I will have to rewind and plot this out.  When I was in my pre-teen years my parents let my brothers…

A Once Crowded Sky by Tom King

What does it take for a book to catch your attention?  Recently, I was in my favourite section, fantasy, of my favourite store, the book store, when I saw a book that blended two of my favourite genres, fantasy and superheroes.  Enough to allure me, I took my next step, research.  Oh, the future, where…