Friday Book Recommendation 9

Hello everyone,   Today I want to tell you about a Star Wars book I really enjoyed. It’s called Kenobi and it covers Obi-Wan’s early days on Tatooine as he trains himself basically how not to be a hero anymore. Keeping a low profile doesn’t come easy for him and he ends up drawing a lot more attention the the wants. I won’t go into too much detail but let’s just say there’s plenty of action and excitement. This was easily one of my favorite Star Wars books and if you haven’t read it I highly recommend you do. You Read more…


Friday Book Recommendation 8

Hello Everyone,   Today’s recommendation is going to be something a little different. I don’t know how many of you enjoy reading translated Japanese light novels, but some of them can be hard to find for sale. If you don’t mind reading a slightly sketchy translation, you can mind many books on Baka-tsuki.org. They only publish translations that aren’t available for sale in the US and if one of their translations becomes available they take the free copy down. It’s one of the things I really like about the site. I’m happy to pay for books I want to read, Read more…


Friday Book Recommendation 7

Hello everyone,   Since we’ve been talking all about fiction here, I thought I change it up and discuss a nonfiction book I really enjoyed. It’s called Heart of the Sea and it’s the true story Moby Dick was based on. They also made a movie staring Chris Helmsworth based on it. That was quite good as well. I read Heart of the Sea a little while ago. It talks about more than the ship sinking after the whale rams it. It covers everything the survivors went through trying to get to safety and how it affected their lives afterward. Read more…


Friday Book Recommendation 6

Hello Everyone,   I’m going to talk about a little bit different book today. In addition to my usual magic and mayhem books, I also enjoy mysteries, especially classics. My absolute favorite is The Maltese Falcon. Sam Spade, made famous of course by Humphrey Bogart in the movie of the same name, is an awesome detective, jaded, cynical and determined. The book and move are very near exactly the same though of course the books goes into more detail. Have you guys read any classic mysteries or other books from back in the day? Let me know in the comments Read more…


Friday Book Recommendation 5

Hello everyone and welcome to the Friday Book Recommendation,   Today I thought we’d talk about a classic of epic fantasy, Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb, Book 1 of the Farseer Trilogy. The story follows a young man named Fitz who goes from a nobody to royal assassin. Fitz has a secret magical ability that can get him into trouble but also has the potential to make him great at his new job. I don’t want to get into too much detail, but suffice it to say the characterization is fantastic as is the setting. There’s just enough action to Read more…


Subject of the Month September

Hello Everyone, One quick thing. In the interest of not running out of subjects, I’m changing this to subjects of the month. On the first Monday of each month I’ll post a new subject for discussion. Don’t worry, I’ll still be doing a weekly book review. With that out of the way, let’s get to it. This months subject is Science Fantasy: do you love it or hate it? Personally I love it. I’ve actually got an idea for a science fantasy series though I have no idea when I’ll get to it. Star Wars is actually more science fantasy Read more…