Let me say right off the bat, there will be spoilers in this post. This is because I have to write about this short story, or novella, or I really don’t know what this was. A complete story it was not. But, I’m getting ahead of myself.
A few weeks ago, I was watching Young Sheldon and the episode centered around Sheldon and his college buddies (professors) started a book club around Isaac Asimov’s writings, and they started with the story Nightfall.
I’d never heard of this title before. Actually, I’ve had little exposure to Asimov directly, other than an ill-fated reading of Nemisis several years ago, which I thought was a little anti-climactic in and of itself.
But, I figured I would give it a go, plus I had Asimov’s Complete Works (which actually turned out to not be so complete after all).
So, let’s discuss why I thought Nightfall was a terrible read (I really hope all his works aren’t like this)….
A few weeks ago I stumbled onto one of those BookTube girls online and I started watching her videos as she went through her bookshelves, talking about the myriad of books she owned and which ones she liked and which ones she hated and why and why not. All the while she complained about dating and college and the rest of her seemingly perfect life.
Despite this, I did manage to take some of her book recommendations, titles that I simply would never have heard of before. One of those that rose to the top (not exactly sure why) was the book You’ve Reached Sam, which is about a high school girl who’s boyfriend suddenly dies and, in her grief, she calls his number to hear his voice on his voicemail, but instead of getting a recording her dead boyfriend actually picks up.
I immediately got the book (along with around 200+ other titles that formed my new reading list and loaded them up on my new ebook reader (a Likebook P6). I set out to finish this book as soon as I possibly could with the intension of forming a new profusive reading habit that would move reading to the top of my list of daily activities (other than watching Youtube videos or television shows since there doesn’t seem to be enough of those to fill the day with – but there are more than enough books to do so). Just as a note, there will be spoilers in this post so be forewarned.
So, now that I just finished this book, let’s jump in and see what I thought of it…
I finished several books this week as part of my Unschooled Master of Theology Program. You can check them all out here. One of the books I finished was Wild at Heart by John Eldredge. I’m not certain who he is. Never actually heard of him before I found his book on a library bookshelf. But, I picked up a copy and dug in, hopeful from the Amazon reviews that it would be a manual about manhood, what it would mean to be a man, and how to become one. The results were….well….let’s just say, less than earth shattering.
Let’s get started….
I just finished watching the very last episode of Homeland, and I have to say, NOW THAT’S HOW YOU END A SHOW!
This tv series captivated me from the very first episode back in 2011, at the height of the double Wars in the Middle East, when suicide bombings were all the craze, and spies were in vogue – well – again.
But, this show was something different. Had something different. And that difference was easily identifiable.
You can read all of my tv show reviews here, but right now, let’s jump into all things Homeland, all things Carrie Mathison, and all things beautiful.
Let’s get started….
What a strange and peculiar little book this was, Lolita. What was the author’s intention in writing it, I wonder? Was he plagued by some grotesque infatuation with prepubescent children? It’s the first thought springing to mind. Why else would you write such a tale other than to wrestle with your own demons?
Was it something else he had in mind?
I don’t even remember when I discovered this book, I don’t think it was very long after that I put it on my list and then subsequently picked it up and started reading.
(You can read all of my book reviews here.)
So, lets talk a little about this strange fascination the world has with perversion and the destruction of innocence, and why this book became such a success.….
Awhile back, I discovered a book by Henry David Thoreau called Where I Lived and What I Lived For. It was a small book, but it also ended up being quite a fascinating read. In fact, I think there are few books in this world that I’ve taken such a liking to so quickly.
You can read all of my book reviews here.
So, without further ado. Let’s get started….
Awhile ago, I stumbled onto an article online that seemed to be ripped right out of the front pages of the Walking Dead or Zombieland.
Real to life zombies? Are you kidding?
Well, come to find out, the final outbreak is sooner than we ever could have expected. They truly do walk among us. Well, sort of. More like stand up on their hind legs, fall over, and that kind of stuff.
Well, here we go. Read on to find out about Raccoon Zombies!
Click here to read more about how it all will end in my Dystopian Scenarios Series.
I’ve recently started creating small playlists on Youtube with a variety of music I happen to enjoy – especially when I’m writing. I’ve even started using them on my TV to free up resources on my computer – plus, the speakers are much louder.
I like to turn it up and rock out while the words hit the page. Check out the songs I LOVE to listen to while I’m writing.
This is part of my Music Review Series.
Dawn McKensie just wanted to live a new life with the man of her dreams along the banks of the Skagit River. But, after stumbling into a mysterious meadow while on an innocent morning hike in nearby woods, Dawn begins seeing young girls – bloody, disfigured, terrified – all calling out to her, all trying to warn her to….
R U N !
Join Isaac in this incredibly heart-breaking, supernatural, serial killer, paranormal thriller, and find out if Dawn can survive the hot white fury of the vengeful spirits that are In the Meadow.
Dawn McKensie never wanted to step foot in Skagit River again. She had a new life, a beautiful son to protect, and so much more happiness than she could have ever dreamed possible. But, all that will change when her phone rings.
Join Isaac in this incredibly heart-breaking, supernatural, serial killer, paranormal thriller, and find out if Dawn can escape her fate. Will she be able to save her son from the vengeful spirits hellbent on destroying him? Was the warning from the little girl at the end of Book 1 really true? Find out for yourself in Returning the Meadow.