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[EP] Allegory Pens & The Etch: A Review

I’ve previously written about my preference to write things daily – especially in longhand if I’m unable to write something on the computer. That focused on Field Notes Brand as being my preferred notebook...

{FC} Scissors by Stephane Michaka, Translated by John Cullen 2

{FC} Scissors by Stephane Michaka, Translated by John Cullen

Literary readers will already know who Raymond Carver is. If by some chance you haven’t heard of Carver, then this book is an absolute delight to read blind, without any prior knowledge. If that’s...

The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson 0

The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson

Citizens, gather ’round this blog post. It’s time for America’s Best Story of 2013! Our intrepid hero, Adam Johnson has begun writing a story called ‘The Best North Korean Short Story of 2005’.┬╣ Eager...

Dark Eden by Patrick Carman 1

Dark Eden by Patrick Carman

Dark Eden by Patrick Carman is an interesting twist on the typical “dystopian” or “science fiction” young adult novels being currently published. The other major series/trilogies published recently that I would place into the...

Insurgent by Veronica Roth 1

Insurgent by Veronica Roth

Insurgent picks up where Divergent left off, so we can see what Tris and company have been up to after the exciting ending of Divergent. Some more answers are revealed in this book –...

[GN] Binky Brown Meets The Holy Virgin Mary by Justin Green 0

[GN] Binky Brown Meets The Holy Virgin Mary by Justin Green

It’s about time that I began reviewing a component of my reading diet that happens to be especially large. The graphic novel or “comics”, whichever you want to call these works of literature accounts...

The Twelve by Justin Cronin 0

The Twelve by Justin Cronin

The Twelve is Justin Cronin’s follow-up to The Passage, and is the middle volume of the planned trilogy.┬áPicking up where The Passage left off, we’re left yet again in the lurch by its end....

The Passage by Justin Cronin 1

The Passage by Justin Cronin

The Passage was one of the hottest reads of 2010, despite weighing in at a hefty 784 pages. And that’s not a breezy read by any means, especially with Cronin’s verbosity. It also happens...

Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things by Steketee and Frost 0

Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things by Steketee and Frost

Normally, I don’t read psychological-based nonfiction, but I couldn’t pass up reading this book. I found some of the stories included within the pages to be rather sad, almost exactly like the television show...