Category: Book Reviews

  • Matthew McConaughey’s ‘Greenlights’: A Memoir That Will Make You See the World in a Whole New Light

    Matthew McConaughey’s ‘Greenlights’: A Memoir That Will Make You See the World in a Whole New Light

    “Greenlights” by Matthew McConaughey is a memoir that will make you laugh, cry, and maybe even do a little jig. The book is a collection of diary entries, personal photographs, and other memorabilia that the actor has collected over the years. It covers various aspects of McConaughey’s life, including his upbringing in Texas, his career […]

  • Book Review: Spare

    Book Review: Spare

    “Spare” by Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, is a disappointing and self-indulgent read. The book, which is co-authored by journalist Angela Levin, purports to offer an insight into the life of Prince Harry, but instead comes across as a narcissistic retelling of events from his perspective. The book lacks any real substance and fails […]

  • Review: The Kaiju Preservation Society

    Review: The Kaiju Preservation Society

    The Kaiju Preservation Society is John Scalzi’s first standalone adventure since the conclusion of his New York Times bestselling Interdependency trilogy. When COVID-19 sweeps through New York City, Jamie Gray is stuck as a dead-end driver for food delivery apps. That is, until Jamie makes a delivery to an old acquaintance, Tom, who works at what he calls […]

  • My thoughts of Jim Butcher’s Fool Moon

    My thoughts of Jim Butcher’s Fool Moon

    Product description: Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden is Chicago’s only openly practicing wizard. He is also dead broke. His vast knowledge and magical skills are unfortunately matched by his talent for making powerful enemies and alienating friends. With little more than his integrity left, he accepts an offer of work from Lt. Karin Murphy of Chicago’s […]

  • Think Like a Monk: Train Your Mind for Peace and Purpose Every Day by Jay Shetty

    Think Like a Monk: Train Your Mind for Peace and Purpose Every Day by Jay Shetty

    Think Like a Monk: Train Your Mind for Peace and Purpose Every Day by Jay Shetty My rating: 3 of 5 stars I’m of two minds with this book. On the one hand, I liked his personal anecdotes ( his time as a monk ) and his collection of quotes but I didn’t feel that […]

  • Review: Werewolves, Dogmen, and other Shapeshifters Stalking North America

    Product description: Have you ever been driving, alone, at night, and know that what you saw along the side of the road was not human? Do you ever wonder just what was howling on your last camping trip? Have you ever felt your skin crawl as you passed by that hitchhiker in the fog? Join […]

  • My thoughts of The Way of Kings

     I finished Brandon Sanderson’s The Way of Kings and it was fantastic. The world-building and characters were superb, though I have to admit that I struggled with Sanderson’s pacing. After adjusting to Sanderson’s writing style, I found myself hooked and ready to learn more about the Cosmere. I’ve picked up book 2, Words of Radiance […]

  • Review: On the Trail of Bigfoot: Tracking the Enigmatic Giants of the Forest

    ASIN ‏ : ‎ B07XMF9TZ6 Publisher ‏ : ‎ New Page Books (April 1, 2021) Publication date ‏ : ‎ April 1, 2021 Language ‏ : ‎ English File size ‏ : ‎ 13523 KB I should have enjoyed this book but I have to say that I really can’t recommend “On the Trail of Bigfoot”. Maybe it was something […]

  • Review: Yours Cruelly, Elvira: Memoirs of the Mistress of the Dark

    Publisher ‏ : ‎ Hachette Books (September 21, 2021) Language ‏ : ‎ English Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 304 pages ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0306874350 ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0306874352 I should start out by admitting my bias, I love Elvira. I love old schlock B horror movies and Halloween so it should come as no surprise that I love […]

  • My thoughts of “The Song of Achilles”

    With a score of about 4 1/2 stars and over 15,000 reviews on Amazon, you would think that I would love the story. I didn’t like it. In “The Song of Achilles”, Madeline Miller retells a portion of the Iliad as seen through the eyes of Patroclus. My biggest problem with the story was the […]

  • Review Threshold by Sharon Day

    Review Threshold by Sharon Day

    Threshold is the third book of the A Seek Team Adventures by Sharon Day and should be available in April. While you don’t need to read the earlier books in the series A Ghost of a Chance and Tall, Dark, and Elusive, I’d strongly recommend starting with those books. Knowing the story from Ghost and Elusive will add a lot of […]

  • Review: Haunted Surry to Suffolk

    Review: Haunted Surry to Suffolk

    Haunted Surry to Suffolk: Spooky Locations Along Routes 10 and 460 By Pamela K. Kinney Product description: Take a journey along Virginia’s scenic Routes 10 and 460 eastbound to enjoy the lovely countryside and metropolises that spread around these two roads. Most of all, discover that some historical houses, plantations, battlefields, parks, and even the […]

  • My thoughts of Spider-man Noir

    My thoughts of Spider-man Noir

    I am a big fan of retro, steampunk, dieselpunk, atompunk, etc.. Give me a little dark noir, some dieselpunk, with a murder mystery and you have the makings of a hit with me. Marvel has taken one of it’s popular superheroes and placed him in New York City in 1939. This noir-treatment isn’t new, it’s […]

  • Review: A New Way to Age: The Most Cutting-Edge Advances in Antiaging

    File Size: 4353 KB Print Length: 448 pages Publisher: Gallery Books (January 7, 2020) Publication Date: January 7, 2020 Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc All in all, I would have to say that I enjoyed this ebook. I guess, at the age of 61, books about aging seem to catch my eye. I can’t say that this […]

  • Review: Tall, Dark and Elusive by Sharon Day

    Review: Tall, Dark and Elusive by Sharon Day

    Tall, Dark, and Elusive by Sharon Day ( ) NewLink Publishing ( ) Tall, Dark, and Elusive is the second book of the A Seek Team Adventures by Sharon Day and should be available in October. While you don’t need to read the first book A Ghost of a Chance, I’d strongly recommend […]