Book Reviews

Book Review: Write. Publish. Repeat.

Write. Publish. Repeat. The No-Luck-Required Guide to Self-Publishing Success is a book of educated suggestions by Sean Platt and Johnny B. Truant (and a guest appearance from their partner in crime, David Wright). I bought this book after hearing about it from a youtube video that was going over some quick tips about Scrivener (the most excellent […]

Book Review: The Metamorphosis

I just finished reading The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka. This short novel is often listed as a literary classic and a must read, and I can certainly see why. I decided to read this piece after it was mentioned on a television show. The students in the show (briefly) discussed the deeper meanings in the book, […]

Book Review: The Maze Runner

For awhile now I’ve been reading books with a friend of mine who lives in Germany. It’s been like our own little book club. We take turns picking out which book we’ll read next, and then we spend weeks to months discussing/ranting about the fictional stories we’ve willingly plunged ourselves into. The Maze Runner was […]

The movie, the book, the shark.

I have always been thrilled by the idea that Hollywood actually takes the characters, plots, and memorable scenes from classic novels and treasures from contemporary authors, and makes them into movies. I can’t even imagine how amazing it would be to see your story, your words, heart, and soul transformed into a motion picture. Well-known […]

Book Review: City Of Bones

City of Bones is the first of six books in the Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare. Like her past novels, these fantasy stories take you into the world of the Shadowhunters -a breed of people who are descendants of angels and who posses the ability to fight and kill other supernatural beings like vampires, […]

Book Review: Fighter by Manafest

Anytime a musician breaks away from music and dives into the literary world, it’s always a toss up. At least to me. Sometimes the books come out great and you get to learn more about your favorite artists. And other times it’s like…um, no I really didn’t need to know that. Too much information! Now […]

A Review: Nevada

This past month I read the book, Nevada, by Joshua S. Porter. Porter doubles as both an author and the lead singer of the band Showbread. I first bought Nevada along with another one of Porter’s books, The Joke That We Play On The World, which is a biography about Showbread. I read the biography […]