The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins My rating: 4 of 5 stars As I mentioned in my first status update, I’d always dismissed The Hunger Games as a European Battle Royale. And, superficially, it appears to be an apt comparison. High school kids are forced to battle each other until only one is left. With […]
Love Hina, Vol. 11 by Ken Akamatsu My rating: 2 of 5 stars I started reading this series 10 years ago. For whatever reason, I stopped a couple books short from the end. Last year I started re-reading them for a series over on Comic POW! ( http://www.comicpow.com/thread/unders… ) Overall, I’ve enjoyed the story almost […]
Jumper by Steven Gould My rating: 3 of 5 stars Quick note: If you don’t like sci-fi – you can probably still enjoy this book. The main character can teleport and that’s it. The reasons, science, etc are not explored. It’s just a plot device and the rest of the story is pretty much devoid […]
Librarian of Congress: Don’t be a bigot! Renew the rights of the blind to read!
The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde My rating: 3 of 5 stars My brother Dan recommends a lot of stuff to me. I don’t always have the time or money to get to it right away, but when it comes to books, music, and comics I’m usually very in sync his recommendations. (At least when […]
Homeland by Cory Doctorow My rating: 4 of 5 stars Cory Doctorow – you upset me so much. Your books continue to rock. But, recently, you’ve gotten too real with your stories. They are still awesome stories. But they upset me because they make me feel impotent. All the ideas in Little Brother, For the […]
The Intern’s Handbook: A Thriller by Shane Kuhn My rating: 4 of 5 stars This book is a meta-fiction work of art. It is told from two perspectives – that of an assassin writing a guide book to future assassins at his firm, HR, Inc and that of an FBI investigation into our main character. […]
It’s nice for once to see an innocuous use of all the data these sites collect about us. Goodreads.com creates an infographic based on what user data tells them about gender and reading in 2014.
The Forbidden Knowledge of Enoch by R.J. Von-Bruening My rating: 3 of 5 stars Disclaimer: I got this book for free as part of Good Reads First Reads I asked for this book because I find it interesting that it’s actually mentioned in by canonical books in the New Testament, but the book itself did […]
Vagina Mundi by Wol-vriey My rating: 2 of 5 stars Disclaimer: Got this book free as part of Good Reads First Reads You can take something horrible and push it so far that you move into the realm of absurdity. Some of my favorite media do this. Kill Bill takes violence to such ridiculous levels […]
I Fight Dragons – Project Atma (music): They were awesome at Warped Tour – I can’t wait until they go on the Projecet Atma tour. Manufacturing delays at the vinyl plant meant that the album was delayed. Still don’t have it – should be in my hands in December. Jonathan Coulton, Greg Pak, and others […]
As I read with my daughter I realize I had forgotten a large part of The Car in the Hat. Also watching the old Disney shorts with my daughter. Both Mickey Mouse and the Cat in the Hat were often jerks before they became mascots for their companies. Now they are goodie two shoes.
No Land’s Man by Aasif Mandvi My rating: 5 of 5 stars Disclaimer: I got this as part of Good Reads First Reads This book reminded me a lot of Tim Allen’s books ( like Don’t stand too close to a naked man). The author’s humor shines through, but humor is not its purpose. Unlike […]
Coral Hare: Atomic Agent (A WW2 Spy Novel) Inspired by actual historical events by Clive Lee My rating: 5 of 5 stars Disclaimer: I received this book for free for review purposes Let me just say this up front: I believe Clive Lee deserves high praise for his writing in Coral Hare for maintaining a […]
The Hidden Power of Social Networks: Understanding How Work Really Gets Done in Organizations by Robert L. Cross My rating: 4 of 5 stars This book is a must read for anyone in supervision or management. It will change the way you look at your employees’ interactions and the relationships they form. There may be […]