Book Review: Madly, Deeply- The Diaries of Alan Rickman

Madly, Deeply is exactly what the title states it is, the diaries of Alan Rickman. Any broader narrative shouldn’t be expected. As a fan of Alan, I was very interested in reading this book and ultimately am glad I picked it up but don’t think this is something I would recommend more broadly. This isContinue reading “Book Review: Madly, Deeply- The Diaries of Alan Rickman”

Book Review: She Who Became the Sun

What would you do to obtain the destiny of greatness? That is a question answered by Zhu Chongba as she takes the opportunity to become her brother after his death and change her fate from nothingness to that of the divine right of heaven in She Who Became the Sun. At every twist and turn,Continue reading “Book Review: She Who Became the Sun”

Book Review: She is a Haunting

“She is a Haunting” is a YA book with generational horror, a haunted house, inner demons, and a look at the colonial oppression of a people; sounds like a lot over the course of 350 pages? It is. I wanted to like this book with its vivid horror scenes and references to the harm doneContinue reading “Book Review: She is a Haunting”

Book Review: I Have Some Questions For You

If you like crime reads, pick this book up. The main character, Bodie Kane, a successful podcaster, returns to the private 9-12 boarding school she attended for a two-week teaching stint. While there, with her students’ interest, she confronts the past death of her ex-roommate Thalia Keith, and the conviction of Omar Evans, the school’sContinue reading “Book Review: I Have Some Questions For You”

Book Review: Sid Meier’s Memoir!

Sid Meier’s Memoir! was a great mix of nostalgia and insight into the career of the creator of one of my favorite strategy games of all time (Civilization). The book’s pacing is relatively quick, but specific chapters get slogged down in details outside Sid’s direct purview. Later games are also passed over, the more recentContinue reading “Book Review: Sid Meier’s Memoir!”

Books, Books, and More Books 📚

This is likely one of my more aimless blog posts, but as I was doing some writing earlier I decided I needed a break. So per usual, I grabbed a book and plunged into somebody else’s story. Well for a short time that is. Then I stopped and considered other titles on my to-read-list. NeedlessContinue reading “Books, Books, and More Books 📚”

Book Review: “The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue”

For many of the books I read, I don’t take the time to write a review for them, even though I think doing so would be a worth while enterprise. I do come across books that I feel I need to say something about from time to time though and this story is one ofContinue reading “Book Review: “The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue””

Book Review: “These Violent Delights”

This debut novel by Micah Nemerever blew me away. “These Violent Delights” was twisted and beautiful and I would recommend this to any reader who wants to take a walk down the road of infatuation and manipulation turned to violence. Paul and Julian are both intriguing characters, with Paul being taken almost instantly by Julian.Continue reading “Book Review: “These Violent Delights””

Book Review: “Ready Player Two”

Ready Player One is one of my favorite books of all time, so when I heard that Ready Player Two was on the horizon, I couldn’t contain my excitement. I pre-ordered the title and within a couple of days of it releasing, I dove in. The big question: does it stand up to and/or complimentContinue reading “Book Review: “Ready Player Two””

Book Review: “Leave the World Behind”

I recently finished up the latest title by Rumaan Alam and it left me, well, in an unsure place. I enjoyed the book, and it certainly touched on themes of race and class in America that are conspicuous in today’s climate, but I also was waiting for something to happen that never quite materialzed toContinue reading “Book Review: “Leave the World Behind””