One of my really bad habits when I’m supremely stressed out is shopping, specifically book shopping. I tend to go to the library to help me with this compulsive behaviour, however, I now work every single day during the same exact hours that the Libs is open for business, which has taken away my ability to healthily treat my stress shopping habits. So… when insomnia has stricken over the last month or so, I have ventured into the dark and tempting territories of the Amazon Kindle eBook store.
Blood Rites by Jim Butcher is the sixth instalment in the author’s adult urban fantasy series, The Dresden Files. Harry’s latest client is a sassy and suave vampire named Thomas with morally ambiguous allegiances, who seeks out the cranky wizard man to help him hunt down the malevolent forces that’s killing off the lovely ladies of a skin flick
My reading inclinations have been all over the place recently and as such, I’ve got a nice bit of variety to the things that I shall be diving into over the next couple of days and then possibly going into the upcoming week ahead, which includes a bit of horror, thriller, and non-fiction, along with a decent sized pile of Batman comics.
This month I’m doing my Best of Books wrap-up a little differently. The first section includes all the books that I would recommend or highly recommend with ease. The second portion has books that I felt rather indifferent about as a whole, but feel may be a better fit for other readers’ tastes, so I didn’t want to chuck them out completely.
Koko Takes a Holiday by Kieran Shea is a cyberpunk action novel about a young lady criminal named Koko Martstellar who retires on an island that basically offers a theme park experience for shady ass people. She owns a business and has essentially retired from her blood-soaking shenanigans. But when an old acquaintance sends a team of assassins after Miss Martstellar, her retirement hopes and dreams get blown to bits just like her brothel. On the run and spectacularly ticked off about this latest event, she decides to take out the acquaintance before her ass can get further fried.
I got a humongous leaning tower of tomes and I’m excited to read them over the next three to four months. Joking and whining aside, the Summer heat is pretty atrocious for my physical health, so to avoid long bouts of bedrest, I figured it would be wise to hoard up on things that can help keep my ADHD occupied
January and February kicked total ass for me in terms of reading. Granted I read mostly graphic novels and comics, but still. It feels fantastic to know that I consumed approximately 38 books across the last two months! Not everything was supremely mind-blowing, but a good chunk of these reads were decent and entertaining and enjoyable, while the rest left me questioning my life choices. Of course that contemplation only lasted for a few minutes before I moved on to the next book.
Happy Saturday, y’all! Today is my first day at the new job and, honestly, I’m a basket of nerves. When I get nervous and stressed out, I tend to do some stress-induced shopping. However, in an effort to keep myself from spending money that I definitely don’t have, I went to the library and “shopped” there instead.
All Systems Red is a hard science-fiction novella written by Martha Wells and it is also the first book in The Murderbot Diaries series. After hearing quite a bit of praise surrounding the book, I looked it up, found it on sale, and decided to give it a read. Upon finishing it, I must say…
Military science-fiction is a genre that I enjoy when it’s written well. I love intricate strategies and tactical based battles when I read from this specific genre. It has been very difficult to find books that fit this concept, so I have avoided military SF for quite a long time. Yet, a couple months ago…
Film and television novelizations are some of my favourites kinds of books to read, more so because I’m quite an avid enthusiast of those mediums. Now, occasionally they can be terribly coloured with poor writing and cheesy representations (The Mummy Returns definitely comes to mind here). Yet, in addition to the bad, there is a…