Book review: The Becoming: Outbreak by Jessica Meigs

Book review:  The Becoming: Outbreak by Jessica Meigs

  I first “met” Jessica (@JessicaMeigs) on Twitter when she was suggested to me by a mutual friend as someone I should follow, who enjoys reading as much as I do.  I quickly learned that she was writing a series of zombie novellas to be named The Becoming: A Tale of the Zombie War, and to be self-published as ebooks for the Amazon Kindle and B&N Nook.  When she had completed the first novella–which I am reviewing here–she posted the […]

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Book review: Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Book review:  Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

  Brave New World was written by Huxley in 1931, and takes place in London in A.F. 632–or 2540 A.D.–632 years after Ford first produced the Model T.  The Nine Years’ War and the Great Economic Collapse have destroyed the world we know and given rise to the utopian World State whose motto is “Community, Identity, Stability.”  We soon learn that community, identity and stability come with a cost:  personal freedom. Everyone is provided for by the World State and […]

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Breakfast & Books

Breakfast & Books

One day every week, my husband and I have what we call our “Breakfast & Books Date”–we have breakfast at Perkins Restaurant and then head over to Barnes & Noble to look around.  More often that not I leave the bookstore with at least one book, but not always.  When I already have a huge TBR pile (like I do right now), it’s enough just to walk around, check out the new releases and add titles to my ever-growing wish […]

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Book review: Native Son by Richard Wright

Book review: Native Son by Richard Wright

  Native Son is the story of Bigger Thomas—a cruel, young black male living in the Black Belt of Chicago in the 1930s.  The book is split into three sections, each representing a part of Bigger’s life: Fear, Flight and Fate. The main narrative is centered on his consciousness—he is frustrated and angry with his lack of opportunity and the feeling that all the decisions made about his life are in fact made by white people.  Even the decisions he […]

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A Winter’s Respite Read-A-Thon

A Winter’s Respite Read-A-Thon

Challenge time! Michelle over at The True Book Addict is hosting a read-a-thon, and because I could really use a challenge to get back into my normal reading habits, I’ve decided to participate.  A Winter’s Respite Read-A-Thon will run from Monday, January 17th (12:00am CST) through Sunday, January 23rd (11:59pm CST).  I always find it hard to decide how many books I should commit myself to since it seems like life never slows down, but these are the books I […]

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Thank you…

Thank you…

Now that the site is pretty much up and running, I would like to take this time to thank the people who really helped me get it started.  These people made the process much smoother–without them, I would have struggled longer with the details and the setup process. Justin of Geek Shui Living not only helped me brainstorm ideas for the name of the blog, but also convinced me to do it right and buy my own domain name.  He […]

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