December 2019 — A Wrap Up

Lord of the Flies by William Golding Consider this another sad incidence of classics-bashing. I get what the author was trying to do. Yes, kids can be cruel. Yes, adversity can take away our humanity and order descends into chaos and primal instincts float to the top. But a hundred or so pages with beyond boring…

October 2019 — A Belated Wrap-Up

Iron and Magic by Ilona Andrews Find my review here. To Be a Machine : Adventures Among Cyborgs, Utopians, Hackers, and the Futurists Solving the Modest Problem of Death by Mark O’Connell An interesting book and yet I felt as if the author didn’t believe in the importance of the subject themselves. There was also a…

April 2019 — A Wrap-Up

The series remains one of my darlings even though its author does have the habit of solving a huge problem that extends across the whole plot at the end quite easily. But this being the fifth book that I am reading means that I’m now used to it. Just as the reasons that irritate me…

January 2018 — A Wrap Up

Blue Dragon by Kylie Chan This is the third and last book in the series, Dark Heavens. It has problems, I admit. All the books are in severe need of editing. For instance, the author describes the characters as stiffening at least hundred times. If they do replace the word, they go for rigid. That…

Reading Anniversaries: First in a Series & Singles–October Edition

These are the books that I read in different Octobers throughout my reading life and have left an impression on me. 2015 Minette Walters became an automatic buy for me right after I had read her for the first time. This novella wasn’t any different even though it was inspired by true events. 2012 Set…

September 2017 — A Month with an Abysmal Reading Record

The previous month was all about graphic novels, comics, and anthologies. Here is what I read in September and what I thought about it: Preacher, Vols. 4-9 It was irreverent as heck: It was full of sexist characters who say things like: But oh, it was so good! I read this one as part of…

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 […]