Book Booty Plundered in April 2017

I shopped in two batches this month: Liberty Book Bazaar This is the haul I ended bringing home from the bazaar: While I don’t mind searching for the books in the piles that are dumped on tables in Liberty, I do mind that the collection gets worse and worse every month. I had to do…

The Status of Project Frankenstein & Other Updates

Reading Goal I have completed half of the goal that I set for myself this year. Really happy that I’m getting some reading done even with life being as crazy as it is. Project Frankenstein I have finished 8 out of the books that I originally included in the post. Right now, I’m reading My…

March 2017 — Wrap-Up

  Old Faves in New Flavors The Hobbit Graphic Novel   The novel stayed true to the book. However, I wasn’t too impressed with the artwork. It could have been more attractive. Given that I’ve just finished reading Monstress, it is no surprise that everything else looks almost dull in comparison!       Words […]

Weirding It Out with Weird Enough: Dune Re-Read Update #4

Brief Recap: 1. Paul & Jessica finally meet Fremen, Stilgar’s clan, who are about to kill them but are convinced to take them along. This decision is due to convergence of multiple factors, including Kyne’s (who is the Liet) last decree to the Fremen, Jessica’s sharp mind, BG myth-seeding, Fremen legends, the duo’s weirding ability…

3 Favorite Authors, 3 Witty Tweets

We look nothing alike. Nothing. And Emily is safely dead. Dead, I say. Why would you even imply that she is still alive & our clone-leader? https://t.co/aIBlYrRYfl — Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) March 3, 2017   Quote of the Day: “Political slogans serve oftener to disguise interests than to call them by name.” Trotsky — Steven…

Weirding It Out without Weird Enough: Dune Re-Read Update #3

Brief Recap We meet Kynes, the Emperor appointed ecologist on Arrakis who is also a whole lot more but not letting on. People are scared of him and by people, I mean Harkonnen spies! He plans on hating the Atreides but they are just too cute and cuddly for him to loathe. Oh, and he…