Jun 232021
 
Book Review: Redshirts

Redshirts by John Scalzi My rating: (Click here to see the Goodreads review) I’ve been wanting to read this book for a while but something else always came up first (mostly the Dresden Files books). I’m glad that I finally got around to reading it. I knew the premise of the book going in and avoided all of the spoilers. I will try to remain spoiler free of my Redshirts book review. Also, some interesting trivia about the author, John Scalzi. He was a creative consultant for the Stargate Universe live action television series. Those Recurring Star Trek Themes While I am a huge Star [… Click to Continue …]

Apr 062021
 
Book Review: Changes (Dresden Files Book 12)

Changes by Jim Butcher My rating: (Click here to view at Goodreads) I know, I know. The last book review I wrote for the Dresden Files was book 8. What can I say, I enjoy these books so much I immediately jump into the next book. In fact I do it so quickly that I don’t allow myself enough time to properly digest the book and, thus, write a book review. If you’ve read “Changes” then you know as well as I do, this is a good time to take a step back and breath before embarking on book 13. Soooo, WoW! This book is [… Click to Continue …]

Feb 082021
 
Book Review: Cloak of Deception

Cloak of Deception by James Luceno My rating: (Click here to view on Goodreads) I’ve had this book since Star Wars Celebration III (circa 2005). I actually met James Luceno (in fact this book is a signed copy), he’s a great guy. This is also the book that I began reading last year and I was 40% away from completing to hit my 2020 Reading Challenge. I should have pushed myself harder to finish but November and December is always a busy time of year. Be that as it may, I’m always a sucker for some backstory, especially in the Star Wars universe. While I’m not [… Click to Continue …]

Aug 292020
 
Book Review - Dooku: Jedi Lost

Dooku: Jedi Lost by Cavan Scott My rating: I don’t give 3-stars to too many Star Wars books and I almost gave this one 4 stars. Honestly its my fault because I didn’t realize this book is meant to be an audio book. The print form that I read is the scripted version of the audio book; which has its pros and cons. It takes a little getting use to but once you’ve acclimated the book moves pretty fast. There is some nomenclature and acronyms that I didn’t know what they meant. Such as “SOTTO” and “BEAT”. Some of them I could look them up [… Click to Continue …]

Jul 302020
 
Book Review: Force Collector

Force Collector by Kevin Shinick My rating: In my last book review I talked a bit about the young adult genre and I hardly qualify as a “young adult” (however I’m not exactly “old” either) but I digress. I won’t turn down a good young adult novel but, I’ll admit, I wasn’t sure about this book. This is another book in the “Journey to Rise of Skywalker” series and I’m eager to learn more about the lore that brought us to that epic conclusion. Therefore, regardless of my age and how it corresponds to “young adult”, I read it and I was not disappointed. This [… Click to Continue …]

Jul 102020
 
Book Review: Spark of the Resistance

Spark of the Resistance by Justina Ireland My rating: I’m going to take this opportunity to speak on the Young Adult genre before I dive into this review. Granted, this book is actually classified as “Children’s Middle Grade” but I’m going to juxtapose the Young Adult genre to make my point. I am hardly a “young adult”; in fact I probably haven’t been one in 15 (or more) years. Regardless, I won’t turn down a good Young Adult novel, I’ve read quite a few. The genre doesn’t necessarily define the audience. That being said, this is the first time I’ve read a “Middle Grade” children’s [… Click to Continue …]