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.

 

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

Beyond the Phog by Jason King, 392 pages, 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.

 

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

Deadpool Kills Deadpool by Cullenn Bunn, 96 pages, 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.

 

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

Travel Photography: A Guide to Taking Better Pictures by Richard I'Anson, Lonely Planet, 264 pages, 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.

 

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

Downton Tabby by Chris Kelly, 80 pages, 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, 288 pages, 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, 240 pages, 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.

 

20. August 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Adult Books, Brian, Fiction, Horror

Gingerbread Girl by Stephen King, 124 pages, read by Brian, on 08/20/2014

runAfter the devastation of her baby dying, Em could only relieve pain by running. Em would run and keeping all the way to Florida.  Making her new home in the Vermillion Key she ran every day and everything was fine until the day she stopped to see what was in her neighbor’s trunk.  Time is running out for Em.

 

 

gaimanThe Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains: A Tale of Travel and Darkness with Pictures of All Kinds is a short story written by Neil Gaiman.  The tale is about two men who travel to find their treasure in a cave.  This cave is protected by the Otherworld and has damaging results for those who enter.  Gaiman also is reading his work and he does a wonderful job.

 

 

11. August 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Adult Books, Brian, Fiction, Romance

Bound for Pleasure by Susan Swann, 225 pages, read by Brian, on 08/10/2014

boundBound for Pleasure contains three separate stories with an erotic nature. The “Looking Glass” was the only one of the three I found interesting.  The story focus on a woman who is dealing with the end of her marriage and  how her recently purchased looking glass has helped find her way again.  There is a supernatural element to it which made it worth reading.

 

07. August 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Apocalyptic, Brian, Fiction, Teen Books

Allegiant by Veronica Roth, 526 pages, read by Brian, on 08/06/2014

alliegenAllegiant, is the final book of the Divergent series.  Power struggles and violence has destroyed the fraction-based society.  Tris, Four and others venture outside the fence for a more peaceful society.  What they find is shocking and appalling and new problems arise and our heroes must find a way to make the dystopian world whole or at least die trying.

 

04. August 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Brian, Humor, NonFiction · Tags:

Dear Luke, We Need to Talk, Darth: And Other Pop Culture Correspondences by John Moe, 292 pages, read by Brian, on 08/03/2014

dearIt is so hard to write good comedy.  This is why listening to comedians is much better than reading their books.  Listening and watching gives you more insight into the joke. John Moe’s book on pop culture just isn’t funny.  Sometimes being in the right frame of mind helps, so, I will read the book at a later date to see if my opinion changes but for now…..

 

31. July 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Brian, NonFiction · Tags:

Gothic art now by Jasmine Beckett-Griffith, 192 pages, read by Brian, on 07/30/2014

artGothic Art Now, is an exceptional look at Gothic art in media, sculpture, advertising, photography and digital form.  The imagery is amazing and so is the insight you get from the artist on their work.

 

25. July 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Brian, NonFiction, Sports

Tiger, Meet My Sister by Rick Reilly, 368 pages, read by Brian, on 07/24/2014

reillyRick Reilly is a sports writer who is very funny.  His writings are so good, people who hate sports loves his books.  Tiger, Meet My Sister, Reilly compiles his best writings from ESPN for past five years.  I enjoy Rick because he doesn’t hold back.  He even has list of the nasty people he has interviewed.  Enjoyable read.

 

25. July 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Brian, Fiction, Graphic Novel

Batgirl volume 1 The Darkest Reflection by Gail Simone, 144 pages, read by Brian, on 07/25/2014

batWhat can you say about Batgirl, aka Barbara Gordon that hasn’t been said before?  She has long gorgeous red hair, she looks good in black, funny, caring, and has a utility belt.  Batgirl is forced to battle Mirror a not very nice guy who uses mirrors to help win his battles. Barbara not only must battle Mirror but dark secrets from her past.

 

22. July 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Brian, Fairy Tales and Folklore, Fiction, Graphic Novel

Fairest, Vol. 3: The Return of Maharaja by Sean E. Williams, 144 pages, read by Brian, on 07/21/2014

fairestI enjoy reading the FABLE stories and spin that is put on them.  These stories focus on strong female characters.  Prince Charming is the focus and the writing of the character was blah.  I was bored from the beginning.

 

21. July 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Brian, Fiction, Thriller/Suspense

Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King, 448 pages, read by Brian, on 07/21/2014

mr.The thing I love about Stephen King is his character development and how he paints the setting so vividly you think your life is part of the book.  Mr. Mercedes is about a man who drives a Mercedes into a crowd and backs up and does it again.  Years later he taunts the retired detective who could not solve the crime years ago.  Allying himself with two unlikely characters, the detective tries to track down Mr. Mercedes before he kills again.

 

21. July 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Brian, NonFiction · Tags:

Year of the Storms: The Destructive Kansas Weather of 1990 by Howard Inglish, 120 pages, read by Brian, on 07/20/2014

stormsBack in 1990 the state of Kansas experience some of the most destructive weather ever recorded in the state.  Inglish brings these storms back to life and tells the tales of the people who survived them.

 

21. July 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Brian, Fantasy, Fiction

Angelic by Kelley Armstrong, 98 pages, read by Brian, on 07/19/2014

angelicKelley Armstrong is the author of the popular Otherworld series.  She likes to write short stories between her novellas.  Angelic is about Eve Levine a half-demon warrior who is used by the Fates to fight evil.  In her latest battle, Eve must battle the djinn, demons who do not have leader and have gone rogue.

 

 

16. July 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Brian, Drama, Fiction

A Face in the Crowd by Stephen King, 32 pages, read by Brian, on 07/15/2014

faceA Face in the Crowd is a short story about an widower who is learning to  live on his own.  He attends a baseball game where he starts to see people from his past and each person is stranger then the next.