11.03.2018

Book Review: Universal Harvester

Universal HarvesterUniversal Harvester by John Darnielle

My rating: 2 of 5 stars


This book isn't what it seems. I was very disappointed by that, despite the excellent writing. It just left me with questions. So, so many questions.



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Book Review: Horrorstör

Read on November 2nd.

HorrorstörHorrorstör by Grady Hendrix

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


I read this book in one sitting. I'm honestly not sure what I expected so when I say that I found this book predictable and simple, I don't mean that negatively. I suppose that content keeps it out of the YA category, but it seemed to me that it would be far better suited there. This book was pretty good, I read it in one sitting, and I recommend it to anyone that doesn't have high expectations for a complex story. The book itself is probably worth 4 stars, but I give it 3 simply because I found it a little juvenile.



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Book Review: Bird Box

Finished on October 23rd.

Bird BoxBird Box by Josh Malerman

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


When I first got this book I was SO excited to read it. I opened it and immediately was put off by the present tense that it's written in. The reviews were good for this book though, so I forged on. After getting used to the style it was a quick read and I must admit I loved it. Initially I thought that the ending could have been better, but the more I thought about it, I realized there's really no other way it could have ended. If you're on the fence about Bird Box, don't be. Just read it.



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10.19.2018

Book Review: Full Tilt

Full TiltFull Tilt by Neal Shusterman

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


Very quick, easy read. Has humor, suspense, and personality. My first book by Neal Shusterman, but certainly won't be my last.



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10.04.2018

I Will Not Buy More Books, I Will NOT Buy More Books

I WILL NOT buy more books. I WILL NOT BUY MORE BOOKS...

Until I read the ones I have now.

Ok, that's unreasonable. My collection is craaaaazy.

I won't buy more books until I read 75% of the books I have. 50%? 25%?

Ah shit.

Maybe I can limit myself to one book order of $50 or less a month. I think that's reasonable?

I'm already up to $33 this month and it's only the 4th.

I had a grip until Bird Box by Josh Malerman. It's been on my list awhile, but my willpower crumbled with this review at Barnsey's Books. I've only read a few of her reviews, but if you're into books I encourage you to check out her blog.

I guess it could be worse. I could be buying crack.


9.18.2018

Book Review: The Animal Hour

The Animal HourThe Animal Hour by Andrew Klavan

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


I'm not sure what I just read. I didn't like any of the characters and I didn't like the writer's style. The beginning of the book was good, the ending of the book was good (I didn't see the ending coming!) but the middle just dragged on. Somehow this book made me feel.. dirty. I'm giving it 4 stars because honestly, despite all I've mentioned above, it was a surprisingly good book. I think.



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