Biography/History · nonfiction

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown

This is one of the more famous novels which recounts the tales of the Native Americans suffering through the loss of their homes, lives, and cultures. This book took me a long time to get through, and not because it was a bad book, or boring, but because it was so difficult to read through.… Continue reading Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown

biology · favorites · nonfiction

Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel by Carl Safina – My favorite non fiction book of the year. New favorite author

So often when I recommend a non fiction book I like it because it reads like a novel, and not like a textbook. Although textbooks can provide you with a lot of information, often it's difficult to retain because it's just a long list of facts and data and no easy way to have substantial… Continue reading Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel by Carl Safina – My favorite non fiction book of the year. New favorite author

Biography/History

Backpacking with Dracula by Leif Petterson

I debated whether to rate this a 3 or 4 star, I enjoyed the humor in it (if you don't like cursing this book won't be for you). It's written by a person who's actually been to the Dracula castle multiple times, and clearly has a good deal of background knowledge of not only Dracula,… Continue reading Backpacking with Dracula by Leif Petterson

Fantasy · Fantasy - Independently Published · favorites

Esmes Indie Author Highlights: Construct by Luke Matthews

Bingo Squares: Debut Novel. Indie Authored. Non Human Protag Maybe Getting Too Old For This Shit, I'll have to ask Luke I've been in a serious reading slump for almost a month, since I got home I've taken a long break from reading because I was going through 1 - 3 books a day and… Continue reading Esmes Indie Author Highlights: Construct by Luke Matthews

Biography/History

The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary

I picked this book up for a dollar at the used book store, and I really enjoyed myself quite a bit. It starts out with how Dr. Minor and Sir James Murray met each other over  a long period of conversing via letters. The two had been talking for a very long time without ever… Continue reading The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary

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Worlds of Tomorrow – a Futurama Video Game Review

I have the same level of fanaticism for Futurama as I do for Discworld, so naturally the first thing I did when I heard there was a new video game made by the original crew of Futurama was jump for joy and get it immediately. The premise is the world has been broken up by… Continue reading Worlds of Tomorrow – a Futurama Video Game Review

medical · nonfiction

The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee

Being a survivor of Ovarian Cancer, and having many family members both survive and succumb to cancer I was nervous to pick this book up because I didn't know if it would send me into a darker place and really hit me hard. This book was really, really well done. It truly was a "biography"… Continue reading The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee

Fantasy

Esmes Indie Author Highlights: Valley of Embers by Steven Kelliher

This book throws us right into the action, the first scene of the book is a battle with some pretty insane monsters. So if you're looking for a book that starts out with a bang, you will want to pick this up. The monsters are pretty intense, tentacle crazyness coming out of the forest and… Continue reading Esmes Indie Author Highlights: Valley of Embers by Steven Kelliher

favorites · sci fi

The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers! <3 <3 <3

I want everyone to read this book! I picked it up knowing nothing about it, I was in the book store and I happened upon a ridiculous looking sci fi book. I was in a silly mood, the book looked silly and fun so I picked it up. Yeah, it was a tad silly -… Continue reading The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers! ❤ ❤ ❤