Ghost Story review

bookshelves: classics, horror, psychological, challenging-literature,buddy-read, mystery Recommended to Dustin by: Adam Light & Edward Lorn   Rating: 3/5 stars ”What’s the worst thing you’ve ever done? I won’t tell you that, but I’ll tell you the worst thing that ever happened to me…the most dreadful thing…” With a teaser of that caliber, I instinctively knew this would be good. How good, […]

The Odyssey review

bookshelves: challenging-literature, mythology-folflore, fantasy,buddy-read, classics, kindle, epic, the-odyssey-group-read, favorites Recommended to Dustin by: Homer’s The Odyssey, translated by Emily Wilson group.   Translation Generally speaking, at least in regards to its readability, one really can’t go wrong with the many translations of The Odyssey. Whether you choose to go with Robert Fitzgerald,Richard Lattimore, Robert Fagles, or the publication by British professor and classicist, Emily Wilson, Norton & Company, 2017 (astoundingly the […]

Zelia/Sci-fi/fantasy giveaway!!

Zora Maria’s “Zelia” sounds promising: “A dark heritage buried deep. Powers beyond her control. A fate beyond imagining. Raised by elves, the true secret of her heritage is hidden from her until the day she discovers she is nothing more than a weapon to be wielded by the will of the elder mages. Fighting against […]

Brush of the Gods

bookshelves: children-s-literature, favorites, art-history-and-or-art-in-general, read-with-carter, history, library Recommended for: Anyone with a pulse Rating: 5/5 stars Wu Daozi is still considered by many to be one of China’s most gifted artists, which is a very impressive feat in any era. However, Daozi is thought to have lived between 689 and 759, rendering his accomplishments that much more impressive, astounding, and awe-inspiring. Not […]

Black Friday (a tor.com original,) review

bookshelves: short-stories, science-fiction, favorites, dystopian Recommended to Dustin by: TL Rating: 5/5 stars   The premise alone intrigued me. The fact that a good friend recommended it, and that it’s a Tor.com original and therefore FREE, made this story all the more appealing. However, I never could have imagined just what Alex Irvine had in store for his readers. Wow, man. […]

Beware of Amazon (Author Spotlight)

Hello, all.:_) It’s been a while since my last post, and there’s a valid reason for that. In simplistic terms: the hard drive in my laptop collapsed, fried, whatever you’d like to call it. That isn’t the purpose of this post. however. I want to start by saying that I did not author the following […]