Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Review: Paddle Your Own Canoe: One Man's Fundamentals for Delicious Living

Paddle Your Own Canoe: One Man's Fundamentals for Delicious Living Paddle Your Own Canoe: One Man's Fundamentals for Delicious Living by Nick Offerman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I enjoyed listening to Mr. Offerman's stories of his growing up in Minooka, Illinois through his career as an actor and woodworking master. I honestly think listening to the author tell these stories is the best way to 'read' this book because of the personality of the author.

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Review: Ready Player One

Ready Player One Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I read the synopsis for this book a while ago and have to admit I was very "meh" about it. Then, not one, two or three people from work but five separate people all recommended it. So since I'm weak and succumb to peer pressure easily... I decided to read it and you know what? I thought it was fantastic! Loads of geeky/nerdy references that had me remembering some of my childhood and why I made fun of some of those geeks, when I wasn't playing in the marching band that is. Anyway, it was a great read filled with lots of adventure and even some romance and loads of eighties science fiction and video game references. So now friends it's your turn to grab this bad boy and read it! You won't regret it.

Happy reading!

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Review: End of Watch

End of Watch End of Watch by Stephen King
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Excellent conclusion to a very well-written series that started with Mr. Mercedes, and continued on with Finders Keepers. Mr. King is a master storyteller and this series, as a whole, is in my top ten of Stephen King works. A real page turner that kept me wanting for more and with an ending that was completely satisfying and well worth reading to the very end. Give it a try, you won't regret it.

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Sunday, July 17, 2016

Review: Bad Monkey

Bad Monkey Bad Monkey by Carl Hiaasen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I have never read anything by Mr. Hiaasen before but if the rest of his novels are as entertaining and hilarious as Bad Monkey, I cannot wait to read another! Seriously folks, if you want a good laugh and a good mystery then go pick this up and enjoy. There are some bad words, so if you are too tender hearted for that you might want to stay away. No, forget that, just read it anyway with your bad word filter on. You can thank me later.

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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Review: Station Eleven

Station Eleven Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I was pleasantly surprised by this novel and really enjoyed reading it. The story is a post-apocalyptic tale that follows characters lives before and after the end of the world as we know it. The flu has killed 99.99% of the population and the remnants of society find various ways to deal with it. Be it by refitting old automobiles into caravans to making life work in various fast food restaurants and hotels. I did wonder why people just didn't live in a house but why quibble? Maybe it was their celebrity status or something, which all pretty much disappeared once the end came. Nothing like the great equalizer known as a killer flu. Overall I really enjoyed the characters and the story and I think you will as well.

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Saturday, July 9, 2016

Review: The King's Deception

The King's Deception The King's Deception by Steve Berry
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

What starts out as a Thanksgiving trip with his son to Copenhagen turns into so much more for Cotton Malone in this entertaining read that has some fun and interesting characters, oh and a great mystery regarding Queen Elizabeth I, the daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, who reigned over England for forty-five years. There are several layers of secrets throughout the novel and it was just fun to read. Mr. Berry mixes actual historical fact with some pretty interesting fiction that makes for a highly entertaining and quick read.

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Thursday, July 7, 2016

Review: A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms by George R.R. Martin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Oh it's good to read about more of Westeros but, actually I think I mean BUT, I would really like for book six of the Song of Fire and Ice to be finished. Otherwise these three short stories are a lot of fun and I wouldn't mind reading more, after... well you know.

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