Tag: Books to Read Before You Die

Dracula: Man, Villain, & Myth

Dracula: Man, Villain, & Myth

October’s here and with it we start to get into some fun, Halloween themes!  Guys, if I haven’t said it already, I love this time of year.  I live in New England, so hereabouts the leaves started changing in early September.  Looking out my window, I can see every shade of red and orange, plus some yellows, greens, and browns.  October in New England is breathtaking and it is one of those times that I am so, so happy to live here. Also, it’s my birthday.  Like, literally today.  Just throwing that out there!  I’m not celebrating or doing anything special. […]

Posted October 6, 2017 in Memes // 21 Comments //
The Martian by Andy Weir

The Martian by Andy Weir

I LOVED this book. Even though I saw the movie before reading the book, I feel like I have a lot to wrap my head around. Science fiction is not my favorite of all favorite genres because it gets really technical.  I love the ideas, but when you get too explainy with the science, my brain turns to mush.  This is possibly the most explanation-heavy science fiction book ever.  I’m serious.  There is SO much time spend talking about chemistry and engineering and botany and hypotheticals and jet propulsion and… so much science.  At least 75% of the book is […]

Posted September 18, 2017 in Reviews // 3 Comments //
Top Ten Classics You Should Read Before You Die

Top Ten Classics You Should Read Before You Die

When people ask me what I like to read, my answer is “fantasy, classics, and historical fiction”.  For some reason, the one that folks have the most difficult time wrapping their head around is “classics.”  I can’t imagine why.  These books have laid the groundwork for the novels people devour today, and so many of them still hold their own.  Whether it’s the beauty of the language, or the vivacity of the story, every classic is worth picking up. For the purpose of this list, I’ve excluded all non-fiction as well as the books that will almost definitely be red […]

Posted January 24, 2017 in Memes // 11 Comments //