2013 reads

Recommended Reads: Divergent

December 11, 2013

Divergent by Veronica Roth In the near future, we live in one of five factions. Each group is conditioned to think, act, and behave in a certain way. When we turn sixteen years old, we are given a test that assigns us to one of the factions. We then [Keep Reading]

The Great Gatsby on the Boardwalk

December 6, 2013

Fan-created cover by Stuart Ward for Hfour.ca  The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald I didn’t see the new feature film of this story that came out last year. I figured I should read the book first. After all, it is a classic. I [Keep Reading]

Darth Vader Unleashed

November 21, 2013

Star Wars: Darth Vader and The Ghost Prison This story takes place shortly after the events in Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and approximately nineteen years before Episode IV A New Hope.  Darth Vader is a ruthless villain and is unleashed [Keep Reading]

Star Trek Destiny – A Trilogy by David Mack

November 14, 2013

Star Trek: Destiny Trilogy by David Mack  Book 1 – Gods of Night Book 2 – Mere Mortals Book 3 – Lost Souls I consider myself to be an avid reader but if my dad had ever kept a reading log, it would have put mine to shame. He [Keep Reading]

This Book is Bigger on the Inside

September 21, 2013

The adventures of Amy Pond, Rory Williams, and the Eleventh Doctor continue on in a series of original novels. This book is bigger on the inside, and that’s not just a clever Doctor Who joke. It’s actually a collection of two novels [Keep Reading]

My Name is Memory

August 30, 2013

My Name is Memory by Ann Brashares I really enjoyed this book. It was interesting to see all of the ways that the two characters connected throughout the years. The timing or circumstances were never quite right for them to finally come together to [Keep Reading]

Connected by Books

August 23, 2013

Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives by Nicholas A. Christakis and James H. Fowler I’m sure that we’ve all heard of Six Degrees of Separation – the theory that everyone is connected in [Keep Reading]

The New Adventures of Jack

August 16, 2013

I am continuing to blog about every book I read. It’s a lot of fun having this yearly reading log.  The latest additions to the list are three trade paperbacks from the on-going Jack of Fables series.  Jack of Fables: Volume 5 [Keep Reading]

Transformers Done Right

July 26, 2013

Transformers Volume 2: International Incident The art in this trade paperback is absolutely gorgeous. I also love how they keep the original transformer characters looking like I remember them. There is even a nice joke about it thrown in. It really [Keep Reading]

Nurture Shock: New Thinking About Children

July 24, 2013

Nurture Shock by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman This book makes some interesting points that fly in the face of conventional wisdom. It makes sense to not fight in front of the children, right? But of course fighting is inevitable in a relationship. [Keep Reading]
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