Category Archives: novels

Making A Murderer: Books On Wrongful Convictions!

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If you haven’t yet seen the documentary MAKING A MURDERER, you’ve probably at least heard about it, or heard other people talking about it. The Netflix ten-part documentary about Steven Avery & Brendan Dassey has a lot of people talking… and talking means thinking! Dive deeper into the story here, you’ll find that the world of wrongful convictions is much… Read more »

The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi Summary & Review

Paolo Bacigalupi. Bacigalupi. He’s Portuguese, and I have a lot of fun saying his name. Bacigalupi! 🙂 Also, he wrote a book called The Water Knife, which I recently read and very much enjoyed. I had previously read a great book by Bacigalupi called The Windup Girl, and his writing has only gotten better in this most recent publication. I expected The Water… Read more »

The Force Awakens NOVELIZATION Review!

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Did you know that Star Wars: The Force Awakens is also a book? Yes it is! Did you know that you can relive all the fun and action of The Force Awakens reading the novel? Yes you can! Did you know that this novelization by Alan Dean Foster is very much like seeing the movie in slow motion? Yes it… Read more »

Adult Coloring Books & Audio Books: A Great Combo!

Tezi and I have recently found a new, fun, and relaxing way to spend some time together. We’ve begun combining our love of reading with the big kid inside of us by coloring as we listen to audiobooks! We know that you probably have already seen people talking about these adult coloring books – many have touted their calming effects…. Read more »

The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi (Review)

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For starters, this book is *not* about a magical knife made of water… (which is, yes, sadly, what I thought this book was about upon first glance).  But it’s a great story… a great story, though often dark and violent. We all know that California gets its water from the Colorado River, which originates in states east and north of… Read more »

The Force Awakens Rated & Ranked Among All 7 Star Wars Films!

Here’s where we each rate The Force Awakens, but we don’t stop there!  We also rank each film from worst to best, all seven films! Don’t miss this last part of the fun Star Wars conversation we had with Jeremy Cremer right after we all saw the blockbuster film on opening day! Before getting to our ratings and rankings we… Read more »

The Force Awakens Discussion: Droids Matter & That Han Solo Thing…

In part three we get into some really interesting discussions; this might be considered the meat and potatoes of the whole movie talk. We get into the topic of Droids and their place and meaning in the Star Wars universe (and why we love them so much).  We discuss Han and Kylo Ren and what happens… not to mention many… Read more »

Star Wars The Force Awakens Reactions, Reviews & Discussion!

So the day we have long been waiting for finally arrived. We set off towards the movie theater on the morning of the 18th of December, both of us sporting our new Star Wars shirts, and on the drive Tezi followed a tutorial to style her hair like Rey, the new female lead in The Force Awakens, who turns out… Read more »

The Pros & Cons of AudioBooks! More Audio Book Talk!

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Audiobooks have begun outselling print books – the publishing world is changing! The way authors share their stories is changing. By now, you all know I loves audiobooks, but there are some legitimate shortcomings to these marvels of modernity. Here’s a fun video where I discuss audiobooks (yet more), focusing primarily on the pros & cons of the medium, as well as… Read more »

Audio books are outselling print books! Let’s discuss audio books

A new article just came out that says audio books are outselling many print books. Audio books are the fastest growing market in publishing and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down. Is this the future of reading? The article starts off by saying forget you books audio books are the real future of reading. Does this scare you? Perhaps… Read more »