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…

Red Onion Review: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

What is this terrorist, propaganda garbage?  When everyone in the world, ever, elected me to be president- er, blogger, of The Green Onion Blog, I made the decision to read (by read, of course I mean I paid to have my people read it to me (I got great readers, the best)) one of Green’s favourite…

Audiobooks: Subscriptions and Costs: Revisited

Last week I composed an article dealing with, and asking for help with, my frustrations with the outrageous costs to listening to audiobooks.  That post can be found here.  There was a significant amount of people in our community that stressed their own concerns, or shared their personal solutions.  Receiving input from multiple sources of social…

The Adventures of Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey

In a world full of internet, video games, endless movies and television, it can be difficult to ingrain the love of reading into our youth.  Growing up in the late 80’s and 90’s my generation had its share of distractions.  For me it was comic books that demanded my attention.  The events of Spider-Man, The…

Miniatures: The Very Short Fiction of John Scalzi

I received an ARC copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  I have had to be strategic with my requests on NetGalley.  For one, I do not own an e-reader, heck I barely use my outdated tablet.  Which leaves me to read any eBooks I receive on my phone.  Nobody…

Ringworld by Larry Niven

Talking about hardcore science fiction we think about classic authors such as Robert Heinlein, Frank Herbert, or Isaac Asimov.  There are many other Damon Knight Grand Master who helped build scifi to where it is today.  With big science ideas, theoretical physics, and engineering impossibilities, these authors have shaped a genre that pushes the boundaries…

Star Wars: Jedi Academy by Jeffrey Brown

Is it strange for an adult to secretly want to read a mid-grade book simply because of fandom?  Jedi Academy has been silently hiding in my list of books that I want to read for years.  The combination of the cute illustrations of classic Star Wars characters and the hilarious antidotes of books like Darth…