Weekly Meeting: Chaos

This week I am discussing Chaos: Making a New Science. Challenges: Listed in Book Lust and one of the books I am reading from it this year. Book Riot Read Harder What You Should Know: This is non-fiction and micro-history at the development of chaos theory This was originally written in the late 1980s, but chaosRead more

Weekly Meeting: The Magician King

TheThe Magician King is the sequel to The Magicians and the second in a series of three. Challenges: None What You Should Know: As mentioned above, this is the second book in a series of three. This book and The Magicians are what is being adapted for the SyFy show The Magicians. This book, and much of thisRead more

Weekly Meeting: The Aeneid

The Aeneid, so much Roman BS all in one epic poem… Challenges: Book Lust What You Should Know: This is a Greek style poem like the Iliad and the Odyssey, but it’s Roman.  ALL the gods go by their Roman names. The Greek/Roman gods will remind you why they are known to be assholes. ThisRead more

Weekly Meeting: Dreaming In Cuban

Growing up in Miami among Cuban refugees and Cuban Americans skewed my point of view on what life was like in Cuba.  There is a romanticism to Pre-Revolution Cuba.  Reading Dreaming in Cuban helped me see a variety of perspectives on life before the revolution and life after, especially in the early years of Castro’s Cuba. Challenges:Read more

Weekly Meeting: Carry On

This week I go to the remainders list from past months and finally read Carry On. Challenges: None What You Should Know: This is NOT Harry Potter Fan Fiction, no matter what you heard. This is connected to her novel Fangirl and I suggest you read that one.  Which first?  It’s hard to say. They are connected, butRead more

Weekly Meeting: Holes

This week I read Holes. This is one of those books I probably should have read as a kid, but I didn’t. Challenges: Read Harder Challenge Listed in Book Lust 2 What You Should Know: This is a YA book primarily read by boys, but is great for girls too This is the first in aRead more

Weekly Meeting: Smile

Challenges: None… What You Should Know: This is a YA graphic novel It takes place in the 1990s This is a memoir of the author Discussion: Smile is not a book I originally expected to read.  With all the books already on my TBR list, I only ended up with it because it fit in theRead more

Weekly Meeting: In a Sunburned Country

This week I read In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson. Challenges: It is listed in Book Lust 2 What You Should Know: Bryson is a travel journalist. His books are a mix of his experience as a traveller and history of what he is covering. In this case: Australia. He is funny, but it is observationalRead more

Weekly Meeting: Blink

As I listened to this audiobook for Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking,  I had a terrible case of deja vu.  I was so positive I have read it before  Yet, it wasn’t marked so on my GoodReads list.  Turns out, I was right.  I HAD read it, but years and years ago.  How do I know?Read more

Weekly Meeting: Locke and Key 1

This week you are going to notice a theme for all three posts: Graphic Novels.  Locke & Key, Vol. 1: Welcome to Lovecraft is the first graphic novel I have read this year. Challenges: None What You Should Know: This is horror, not superhero This has won awards, like the Eisner award.  I mentioned this awardRead more