Book Review: The War of the World by H.G. Wells

This is the third book I've read by H.G. Wells, following The Island of Doctor Moreau and The Invisible Man. His writing is this strange mixture of Ray Bradbury, C.S. Lewis, and Jules Verne. I feel like this book is perhaps his most famous and yet for some reason I knew pretty much nothing about … Continue reading Book Review: The War of the World by H.G. Wells

My Favorite Book of the Year: 1949-1940

I have been really enjoying this series so far, but I am getting to a point where I'm having to read a few books for each new post, and I assume it's going to get a whole lot worse as the decades continue. I'm hoping to continue putting up one of these posts a month, … Continue reading My Favorite Book of the Year: 1949-1940

January 2020 Reading Wrap-up

I cannot believe a new year is here and January is already over. It's been kind of a crazy month with me starting my seven classes this semester and also trying to keep up with my blog. A lot of you who I follow may have noticed me taking like a week to actually read … Continue reading January 2020 Reading Wrap-up

Book Review: Dead Astronauts by Jeff VanderMeer

So this book...it...hmm... I fully acknowledge that part of the reason I didn't like this book was because I knew nothing about it before picking it up from the library. It was released about a month ago, and I had heard of Jeff VanderMeer being an interesting writer and I randomly read it. I did … Continue reading Book Review: Dead Astronauts by Jeff VanderMeer

Reading Wrap-up: December, 2019

The year is officially over, but before I completely move on to new and hopefully better books, I have to do one last reading wrap-up for December. I ended last month with 11 books read. Not exactly the best, but I felt like I was catching up on a lot of things I had put … Continue reading Reading Wrap-up: December, 2019

Book Review: Sky Without Stars by Jessica Brody

I'm not the type to read many YA fantasy novels, and when I do I rarely enjoy them. However, I made an exception to this one since it is a futuristic fantasy retelling of Les Misérables by Victor Hugo. I have read many retellings in my reading life, but I have never seen any author … Continue reading Book Review: Sky Without Stars by Jessica Brody

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 Review: The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury

Ever since I read Something Wicked This Way Comes in October of last year, I've been wanting to read more books by Ray Bradbury. He is such a unique and sensual writer (sensual meaning describing the senses of a scene in ways I rarely see). And I finally managed to read this book. Now I … Continue reading Book Review: The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury