Excerpts

What is a slave? From Wyrms * Orson Scott Card

What did you learn, as a slave? That no one can ever be a slave to another man. That is a lie. Then I learned a lie. But you believe it. — Carra Lucia Books (@BooksCarra) May 18, 2017 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js There are people who do things for fear of the lash. There are people who… Continue reading What is a slave? From Wyrms * Orson Scott Card

Excerpts

The genetic molecule is the mirror of the will. Wyrms and how they got to be

I absolutely loved the idea of cross-species and hybrid plant creation ever since I read about it in a book from 1987 from Orson Scott Card called Wyrms. We all know about GMOs and how they are genetically enhanced plants, more resistant to bugs, weather changes and insecticides. Some plants even produce their own insecticide!… Continue reading The genetic molecule is the mirror of the will. Wyrms and how they got to be

Book Reviews

It had to be you * Susan Elizabeth Philips

Phoebe is a sexy underestimated daughter of a football owner (Chicago Stars). When her father sudden dies she inherits his team. Unfortunately, her father’s “gift” wasn’t given out of kindness. Her father had always seen her as a failure and this opportunity to run the team was a test. She must win the championship or… Continue reading It had to be you * Susan Elizabeth Philips

Dean Koontz

Darkness under the sun * Dean Koontz

Darkness Under the Sun is a short novella that introduces, Alton Turner Blackwood, the brutal killer in his novel What the Night Knows, which was also published in 2010. The novella brings Blackwood to a small town where he terrorizes a teenaged boy. Unwittingly the boy precipitates a ruthless change in Blackwood's murderous compulsion. Although… Continue reading Darkness under the sun * Dean Koontz

Book Reviews

Mental Health Awareness Week May 2017 (3 books on the loneliness of the sole survivor)

Every year, thousands of supporters across the UK take part in Mental Health Awareness Week. This year the week will take place from 8-14 May on the theme of surviving or thriving? Have you taken our new survey yet? Find out your good mental health score: https://t.co/VNqOAdsnIu #MHAW17— Mental Health Fdn (@mentalhealth) May 8, 2017… Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Week May 2017 (3 books on the loneliness of the sole survivor)

Book Reviews

American Gods * The Great Reveal of Shadow’s origin

*SPOILERS* I have finished the great masterpiece of American Gods Book Review * Neil Gailman this weekend and I was pretty surprised to find out who Shadow Moon was. Gaiman isn't giving everything away - a lot is "hidden" away in crevices in the text on the page. You have to think about it, what happens, who… Continue reading American Gods * The Great Reveal of Shadow’s origin

Book Reviews, Romance Books

Nobody’s baby but mine * Susan Elizabeth Phillips

I have dived deep into the Chicago Stars series with Susan Elizabeth Phillips * Natural Born Charmer and now "Nobody's baby but mine". It's the story of genius physics professor, Dr. Jane Darlington, who after reaching her 34th birthday decides to have a baby by any means. Afraid that going to a sperm bank will leave… Continue reading Nobody’s baby but mine * Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Book Reviews

Brandwashed: Tricks Companies Use to Manipulate Our Minds and Persuade Us to Buy * Martin Lindström

I don't usually read non-fiction but this book was on my audiobook list and I decided to give it a go! Oh boy! Was I in for a treat!  opened my eyes to ways people are manipulated into buying specific brands from birth (or even before birth!) through skillful usage of smells, sounds, recognizable adverts,… Continue reading Brandwashed: Tricks Companies Use to Manipulate Our Minds and Persuade Us to Buy * Martin Lindström