What I Read in 2016: The Year In Review

What I Read in 2016: The Year In Review

For the Goodreads graphical version of this report, click here. Over the past few years, I’ve set myself fairly aggressive reading goals, and managed to hit those goals. 2016 is the first year that I can remember falling short of my goal, and not by a little bit—but a...
What I Read in 2015: The Year In Review

What I Read in 2015: The Year In Review

For the condensed, graphically pretty version of this that Goodreads provides, click here. While my reading rates continue to decline, my to-read list certainly hasn’t kept pace; it has grown by a full 20 books this year, which means nearly every book I read got...
Book Review: A Dance with Dragons

Book Review: A Dance with Dragons

Fans have been looking forward to this one for a LONG time. A Dance with Dragons completes the story begun six years ago, when A Feast for Crows was published in October, 2005. In Feast, fans were given the full story, but only for half the characters. Fan favorites...
Book Review: A Feast for Crows

Book Review: A Feast for Crows

The fourth book of the Song of Ice and Fire series disappointed many, and left readers holding their breath for so long, some may have perished waiting. Many fan-favorite characters do not even appear in Feast. In Martin’s words: “I felt that readers would...
Book Review: A Storm of Swords

Book Review: A Storm of Swords

The third book of the Song of Ice and Fire series, A Storm of Swords continues events in Westeros, and holds nothing back. Ned Stark’s murder in A Game of Thrones proved that no character is safe, but Swords takes that ideal to the next level, removing no less...
Book Review: A Clash of Kings

Book Review: A Clash of Kings

The second entry in the Song of Ice and Fire Saga, A Clash of Kings, written by George R.R. Martin begins a bit slowly, but introduces us to new viewpoint characters, such as Stannis Baratheon, the true heir to the Iron Throne. It’s quite clear by the end of...
Book Review: A Game of Thrones

Book Review: A Game of Thrones

Since it was first published in 1996, A Game of Thrones has been one of my favorite books, and the start to one of my most-anticipated series ever. With each new volume of A Song of Ice and Fire, I find myself excited, and anxious to return to the world of Westeros...
Book Review: The Martian Tales Trilogy

Book Review: The Martian Tales Trilogy

The Martian Tales Trilogy is, as described, actually three books, now combined into a single volume. Comprised of A Princess of Mars, The Gods of Mars, and The Warlord of Mars, all written by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Burroughs is responsible for other classics such as...