[Categories: Books, Reading, Literature, Photography.] [Click on photos to enlarge. Taken with my new Nikon 35mm f/1.8G AF-S DX Lens. Single icon photos are crops/blowups of cover photos. Photography 101 forever.] Three stars out of five. The trilogy is: The Hunger Games, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, and Mockingjay. They are a single story told in … Continue reading The Hunger Games Trilogy, Boxed Set – Book Review
[Categories: Literature, Reading.] But enough about YOU. What about ME? It seems like I'm reading EVERYTHING (exaggeratedly of course). I've been reading a lot of 'stuff' lately and still have a lot of 'stuff' to read. [Click on photos to enlarge, if you are so inclined.] Since December I've read or I'm reading: Hound of … Continue reading What are YOU reading?
[Categories: BOOKS, BOOK REVIEWS, SCIENCE FICTION.] I have not read any reviews of this book as I prefer not to have my reading tainted my preconceived notions other than that a book may be good, bad, or indifferent. I could not be a professional reviewer as I can't finish reading a book that isn't somewhere … Continue reading WOOL, the Omnibus (1-5) by Hugh Howey
I wish I could write fiction. The likelihood of that happening is the same as "I wish I was taller". I admire anyone who can make up a story. The more they can make up, and the more engrossing it is, the more I admire them. Still, I was contemplating a fiction theme, or plot, … Continue reading Good fiction themes
I reviewed the first half of this book HERE. It is classified as science fiction and received the 2010 Hugo Award for Best Novel. The author calls his work “Weird” fiction. It is a murder mystery with more than enough twist in the space-time continuum thingy to qualify as sci-fi. Whatever it is, I couldn’t … Continue reading THE CITY AND THE CITY by China Mieville, part 2
This is my first foray into science fiction in quite a long while. I inhaled it voraciously when growing up through child- and young adult-hood. Asimov, Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land, Ringworld, later Philip K. Dick, William Gibson. There is so much on the bookshelves now I had to look up what was good … Continue reading THE CITY AND THE CITY by China Mieville, part 1