23. October 2014 · Write a comment · Categories: Brian, Fantasy, Fiction, Graphic Novel

Fables: The Deluxe Edition, Vol 1 by Bill Willingham, read by Brian, on 10/23/2014

fables1Fables is the beginning on long list of books written about characters from all the different fables who now live in secret in New York City.  These magical creatures have created their own secret society called Fabletown.  These fable characters had to leave their fairy tale land when the “Adversary” conquered their land.

 

23. October 2014 · Write a comment · Categories: Autobiographies, Brian, NonFiction · Tags:

Bill Self: At Home In the Phog by Bill Self, read by Brian, on 10/22/2014

billUniversity of Kansas coach, Bill Self is one of the greatest college basketball coaches of all times.  His book details his early playing days, an assistant to Larry Brown and coaching days at four universities.  He talks about all the memorable moments as a coach.  Highly recommended.

 

17. October 2014 · Write a comment · Categories: Brian, NonFiction · Tags: ,

Microblogging and Lifestreaming in Libraries by Robin Hastings, read by Brian, on 10/17/2014

microI found the book and easy to follow.  I knew many things already in the text but also came away with some valuable information.  This is good start for anyone who want to start microblogging.

 

16. October 2014 · Write a comment · Categories: Brian, Fiction, Graphic Novel

Prelude to Infinity by Spencer Hickman, read by brian, on 10/16/2014

preludeAvengers, Vol. 3: Prelude to Infinity is the three book of the trinity.  There is a threat from another galaxy, requiring the Avengers to recruit more superheros to fight this Infinity.

 

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Python in Practice by Mark Summerfield, read by Brian, on 10/15/2014

pythonWinner of the 2014 Jolt Award, this book is an excellent resource for both an experienced programmer or someone who is just beginning.

 

 

10. October 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Brian, NonFiction, Sports · Tags:

100 Things Kansas Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die by Ken Davis, read by Brian, on 10/08/2014

heedAnother book about Jayhawk basketball and the rich tradition of the program.  Pay Heed To All That Enter the Phog, Allen Fieldhouse, home of the Jayhawks.  A must read for any Jayhawk fan.

 

10. October 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Brian, NonFiction, Sports · Tags:

What it Means to be a Jayhawk by Jeff Bollig, read by Brian, on 10/09/2014

jayhawkJeff goes into each decade talks about the important facts in Jayhawk sports.  Very fun and interesting read.  Rock Chalk.

 

10. October 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Brian, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Horror

The Unwritten, Vol. 8: Orpheus in the Underworld by Mike Carey, read by Brian, on 10/10/2014

unwrittenOrpheus in the Underworld is the 8th volume of a critically series.  Tommy ventures into the land of the dead to ue Lizzie.  During his journey, Tommy finds more than he expected.

 

10. October 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Brian, Fiction, Graphic Novel · Tags:

Coffin Hill by Caitlin Kittredge, read by Brian, on 10/10/2014

coffinCoffin Hill is a graphic novel about Eve Coffin, a young witch who must confront the secrets of her families past to solve a modern disappearance.

 

sharkHow to Survive a Sharknado and Other Unnatural Disasters: Fight Back When Monsters and Mother Nature Attack is a very important book.  I repeat a very important book.  Not only do you learn how to survive a Sharknado but many other unusual things Mother Nature could throw at you, such as, Arachnoquake, Ghost Shark, Redneck Gator and many more.  Read this book.

 

08. October 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Brian, Fiction, Graphic Novel

Avengers, Vol. 2: The Last White Event by Jonathan Hickman, read by Brian, on 10/08/2014

avengersThe Avengers must face off against an enemy from another universe.  This volume also shows us some hidden connections between the Avengers and the New Avengers.

 

08. October 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Brian, Fiction, Science Fiction

William Shakespeare's The Jedi Doth Return by Ian Doescher, read by Brian, on 10/07/2014

jediWilliam Shakespeare’s The Jedi Doth Return is the third book and last of the original Star Wars trilogy.  Like the books before it, the classic tale is written as if William wrote the book.  I’m waiting for the stage version in a round theatre this would be really cool.  If you enjoy Star Wars, you may enjoy these books.

 

07. October 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Brian, Fiction, Science Fiction

William Shakespeare's The Empire Striketh Back by Ian Doescher, read by Brian, on 10/06/2014

yodaWilliam Shakespeare’s The Empire Striketh Back is an adaptation of The Empire Strikes but in Shakespeare’s voice. It is neat to read the verse as if William wrote it himself, however, it does get old at times. Being familiar with the material makes it easier and more fun to read.

 

 

foxSimply put, this is an inspirational book on how to roll with the punches and come on top.

 

03. October 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Brian, NonFiction, Sports · Tags:

Beyond the Phog by Jason King, read by Brian, on 10/03/2014

phogJason King has written a book about Jayhawk Nation what is very interesting he talks with with players and coaches and the transition from Roy Williams to Bill Self.  He covers the important issues of the time and gets the responses from all angles.

 

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Deadpool Kills Deadpool by Cullenn Bunn, read by Brian, on 10/02/2014

deadDeadpool is one of my favorite sarcastic super people ever.  If you think Spider-Man has a  mouth on him, not even close to Deadpool.  Deadpool needs to rid the World of all things bad and in this installment, he sets target at himself.

 

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Travel Photography: A Guide to Taking Better Pictures by Richard I'Anson, Lonely Planet, read by Brian, on 10/01/2014

travelIf you like to travel and take really good photographs at the same time, then Travel Photography is a book you might enjoy.  The instruction is very helpful and the pictures are very cool.

 

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Downton Tabby by Chris Kelly, read by Brian, on 10/01/2014

catWhen you write a parody the odds are not in the author’s favor.  Downton Tabby written by Chris Kelly missed the mark.  Yes, the fur flies and how can you not enjoy fur flying, however, the laughs were too few. I should stay away from parodies but I keep hoping I will find one that will make laugh all night long.

 

22. August 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Brian, How To's, NonFiction · Tags:

Twitter for Dummies by Laura Fitton, read by Brian, on 08/19/2014

twitterTwitter for Dummies is all encompassing book on Twitter.   Twitter is used by millions of people around the World to communicate with each other.  From the casual friends to use in the business sector Twitter is a hit and this book tells you the ins and outs of the media.

 

20. August 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Brian, How To's, Informational Book, NonFiction · Tags:

Twitter Book by Tim O'Reilly, read by Brian, on 08/19/2014

twitterWant to learn how to use Twitter?  Tim O’Reilly gives a fun and easy to read book on how to use the 140 character social media tool.   This book is useful if you are a casual user or wanting to promote your busy.