15. November 2014 · Write a comment · Categories: Brian, Fiction, Graphic Novel

Deadpool the Complete Collection Volume 1 by Daniel Way, 472 pages, read by Brian, on 11/16/2014

deadWhat do you get when you pit Deadpool against Wolverine?  A mess.  Deadpool is hired to rub out Wolverine.  Both dudes can regenerate, so how could you win? I dunno, read the book.

 

15. November 2014 · Write a comment · Categories: Adult Books, Brian, Fiction, Horror

Horns by Joe Hill, 370 pages, read by Brian, on 11/20/2014

hornsJoe Hill’s Horns is so much in a little book it’s amazing.  A black comedy with terror, sex and intrigue, Horns has a little bit of everything.  The main character, Ig, has been in a depressive state after his girlfriend, Merrin, was raped and killed.  Ig, develops horns on his head and eventually powers as vows to track down the monster who killed his love.


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15. November 2014 · Write a comment · Categories: Brian, Fiction, Science Fiction

Interworld by Neil Gaiman, 239 pages, read by Brian, on 11/16/2014

interworldNeil Gaiman and Michael Reaves team up to bring us Interworld, the story of Joey Harker who has discovered his world is one of trillion different earths.  Joey teams up with different versions of himself to battle evil magician lords Dogknife and Lady Indigo to keep the earths balanced.

 

12. November 2014 · Write a comment · Categories: Brian, NonFiction · Tags:

Python Pocket Reference by Mark Lutz, 148 pages, read by Brian, on 11/10/2014

Python Pocket Reference keep this book with you at all times.  Keep it with you if you are using Python to optimize your website productivity.

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07. November 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Brian, Informational Book, NonFiction · Tags:

Making the Most of the Cloud by Robin Hastings, 95 pages, read by Brian, on 11/06/2014

cloudWhen mention “The Cloud”, many people will give you a blank stare and look up to the sky.  MS. Hastings has brought to cover an easy to understand book about the cloud and how to use it effectively in a library setting.

 

28. October 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Brian, Inspirational, NonFiction

I am a Church Member by Thom S. Rainer, 79 pages, read by Brian, on 10/27/2014

churchThis book is about attitude.  How a new member to a church can help the church grow as well themselves.  In reality I found this book applies to almost every organization.  A good & quick read.

 

 

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

Fables: The Deluxe Edition, Vol 1 by Bill Willingham, 264 pages, 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 · Comments Off · Categories: Autobiographies, Brian, NonFiction · Tags:

Bill Self: At Home In the Phog by Bill Self, 240 pages, 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.

 

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Microblogging and Lifestreaming in Libraries by Robin Hastings, 105 pages, 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 · Comments Off · Categories: Brian, Fiction, Graphic Novel

Prelude to Infinity by Spencer Hickman, 152 pages, 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.

 

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

Python in Practice by Mark Summerfield, 336 pages, 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, 307 pages, 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, 240 pages, 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, 171 pages, 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, 164 pages, 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.

 

09. October 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Brian, Humor, NonFiction

How to Survive a Sharknado and Other Unnatural Disasters: Fight Back When Monsters and Mother Nature Attack by Andrew Shaffer, 223 pages, read by Brian, on 10/09/2014

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, 136 pages, 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, 176 pages, 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, 172 pages, 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.

 

 

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

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future...: Twists and Turns and Lessons Learned by Michael J. Fox, 100 pages, read by Brian, on 10/02/2014

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