Tuesday, December 29, 2015

That's All Folks 2. Fae Magic and Nazi Firearms

Inspired by the blog The Daily Prophecy, That's All Folks is a new series of posts where I'll give short reviews on books I want to review but don't have enough content to write a full review for.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Book Review 36. A Doll's House

A Doll's House
Book: A Doll's House
Author: Henrik Ibsen
Translator: Michael Meyer
Genre: Historic Fiction Play
Pages: 122
Published: December 21st, 1879

Synopsis: A Doll's House is a masterpiece of theatrical craft which, for the first time portrayed the tragic hypocrisy of Victorian middle class marriage on stage. The play ushered in a new social era and "exploded like a bomb into contemporary life."

★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

“You have never loved me. You have only thought it pleasant to be in love with me.” 

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday. Top Ten Books I Wouldn't Mind Santa Leaving Under My Tree This Year

My family always gets me gift cards to Barnes and Nobles for Christmas, and these are the books I want to get/buy with the generous gift cards. Reminder, this list is in no real order.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday. Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Can't Wait to Read More From

To be honest, I didn't read a lot of truly stunning new-to-me authors this year. A lot of the authors I honest-to-God love I had already discovered them years ago and by now I've devoured most of their books. Still, 2015 proved to supply a few great new pens for me.

I decided to do a bit of a different thing on this week's prompt. Instead of doing the top 10 new-to-me authors that I read in 2015, I'm doing the top 10 new-to-me authors that I want to read more from. These authors aren't necessarily the best new authors I read this year, but they are the ones I'm most excited to see more books by. I also included a possible next read for that author for me.
Reminder, this list is in no real order.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Next Up On Base 1. December 2015 TBR

You guys won’t know this, but last year I used to make these TBRs monthly on a different website. Lately I’ve been in a massive reading slump, so I’m hoping making these lists might encourage me to read more!
I’m also trying to upload more content onto this blog, and this seems like an easy way.

So, in no real order, here are the 5 books I want to try and read during this month!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Book Review 35. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Book: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Author: Mark Haddon
Genre: Young Adult Mystery
Pages: 226
Published: May 18th, 2004

Synopsis: Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions. He cannot stand to be touched. And he detests the color yellow.
Although gifted with a superbly logical brain, for fifteen-year-old Christopher everyday interactions and admonishments have little meaning. He lives on patterns, rules, and a diagram kept in his pocket. Then one day, a neighbor's dog, Wellington, is killed and his carefully constructive universe is threatened. Christopher sets out to solve the murder in the style of his favourite (logical) detective, Sherlock Holmes. What follows makes for a novel that is funny, poignant and fascinating in its portrayal of a person whose curse and blessing are a mind that perceives the world entirely literally.

★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

“I think prime numbers are like life. They are very logical but you could never work out the rules, even if you spent all your time thinking about them”