Book Reviews

Mama Cass Biography Book * Dream a little dream of me

Mama Cass - she would have made a great friend if she were still alive. A proud and large woman with a wonderful voice to rival Whitney and Amy Winehouse. And brought down by the same monster that haunted the other two women: drugs and booze and an unhealthy lifestyle. So when I put my… Continue reading Mama Cass Biography Book * Dream a little dream of me

Book Reviews

Lost Boys – Orson Scott Card Book Review

From bestselling storyteller Orson Scott Card comes a gripping story of terror within a small town. Step Fletcher, his pregnant wife DeAnne, and their three children move to Steuben, North Carolina with high hopes. But Step's new job with a software company turns out to be a snake pit, and eight-year-old Stevies school is worse.… Continue reading Lost Boys – Orson Scott Card Book Review

Book Reviews

The Witcher Book Series

So chances are that if you’re here, you’re a fan of the Witcher, but with the giant influx of popularity that occurred upon the release of the Witcher III: Wild Hunt, many new fans are unaware of the source material that inspired these fantastic games. The Witcher video games are based on a renowned fantasy… Continue reading The Witcher Book Series

Book Reviews

Quarter to Midnight: Fifteen Horror Short Stories by Darcy Coates

If you like horror stories, check out Darcy Coates' collection! I started reading one story a day about two weeks and they were good enough to give me the creeps! Other lovely short stories with a horror twinge can be seen in the Stephen King part of my library: Full Dark, No Stars (Stephen King… Continue reading Quarter to Midnight: Fifteen Horror Short Stories by Darcy Coates

Book Reviews

Freeway Games * Orson Scott Card – Short Story Review

"Don't worry, lady," he said. "I'm not following you this time, just going my own sweet way home." Maps in a Mirror (1990) is a collection of short stories by American writer Orson Scott Card. Like Card's novels, most of the stories have a science fiction or fantasy theme. This specific short story drew my… Continue reading Freeway Games * Orson Scott Card – Short Story Review

Poetry

She’ll cry and wonder what went wrong * Poor Girl * Maya Angelou

You've got another love and I know it Someone who adores you just like me Hanging on your words like they were gold Thinking that she understands your soul Poor Girl just like me. You're breaking another heart and I know it And there's nothing I can do If I try to tell her what… Continue reading She’ll cry and wonder what went wrong * Poor Girl * Maya Angelou

Book Reviews

Orson Scott Card – Elephants of Poznan

I'm a massive fan of Orson Scott Card. He got me hooked with Ender's Game and then I got into the Alvin Maker series. To my surprise, I received an Audiobook from one of my friends with a story I had not read or come across before. The Elephants of Poznan. About the story The… Continue reading Orson Scott Card – Elephants of Poznan

Book Reviews

Neil Gaiman * Norse Mythology

When he was growing up, not long after reading Marvel's Thor, he picked Roger Lancelyn Green's classic Myths of the Norsemen to learn more about his favorite characters — and found himself fascinated by a vision of Asgard that was nothing like Marvel's sci-fi space palaces. "It was a bunch of huts with a wall round them.… Continue reading Neil Gaiman * Norse Mythology

Excerpts

Cloud Atlas Excerpt * On the power of men

“Power." What do we mean? 'The ability to determine another man's luck.' You men of science, building tycoons and opinion formers: my jet could take off from La Guardia, and before I touched down in BY you'd be a nobody. You Wall Street moguls, selected officials, judges, I might need more time to knock you… Continue reading Cloud Atlas Excerpt * On the power of men