Book Review: The Lost City of the Monkey God by Douglas Preston

This book was recommended to me after I read The Lost City of Z by David Grann, which I read a few years ago. It took me a couple years to read, but I'm glad I finally got to it, because it is such a fascinating book filled with historical details. Many reviews I read … Continue reading Book Review: The Lost City of the Monkey God by Douglas Preston

Book Review: Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

I grew up watching and re-watching Jurassic Park, and it alone was motivation for my early fascination with dinosaurs. I remember collecting books and pictures about dinosaurs when I was seven or so. I eventually grew out of my fascination with those prehistoric creatures, but I still have a great fondness for this movie and … Continue reading Book Review: Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

Book Reviews: A Hero Born (Legends of the Condor Heroes #1) by Jin Yong

I have mentioned this frequently on my blog before, but I am a massive fan of Chinese dramas, especially Wuxia dramas. Wuxia pretty much combins martial arts with heroes (wu 武 meaning military and xia 俠 meaning hero or chivalrous person). Probably the most famous Wuxia author is China was Louis Cha, who wrote under … Continue reading Book Reviews: A Hero Born (Legends of the Condor Heroes #1) by Jin Yong

Book Review: A Passage to Shambhala (The Explorers Guild #1) by Jon Baird and Kevin Costner

Why have I never heard of this book before? It has been out for three years and only when my mother took it out at the library did I ever hear of it's existence, which just astonishes me. And yes, the second author, Kevin Costner, is the same actor and filmmaker that so many people … Continue reading Book Review: A Passage to Shambhala (The Explorers Guild #1) by Jon Baird and Kevin Costner

Book Review: Treasure Island by R.L. Stevenson

I have no idea how I grew up without reading this book. I am probably one of the few kids in the United States that did not read this during childhood years. However, I can safely say I knew this plot only from Muppet’s Treasure Island. I grew up watching that movie multiple times per … Continue reading Book Review: Treasure Island by R.L. Stevenson