Ready Player One

Amazon’s Summary: In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he’s jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade’s devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world’s digital confines—puzzles that are based on their creator’s obsession with the pop…

Shades Of Grey: The Road To High Saffron

Want to read a dystopic novel with a twist? Read Jasper Fforde’s Shades Of Grey: The Road To High Saffron where the color you see determines your career path, marriage options, and social standing in The Collective. The Rule Book controls everything in this hue-based world from what clothes to wear for any given occasion…

Oh, The Places I’ll Go!

This past weekend , my library had its October book sale.  The sale began at 4 pm on the 17th and ended on the 20th.  On the 17th alone, I purchased books 13 books for $23.  That’s 13 books for the price of one brand new hardback. (Admittedly nowadays, most brand new hard backs seem…

The Yard

Alex Grecian’s  The Yard takes place in 1889, and over a three-day period, detectives in Scotland Yard ‘s Murder Squad pursue a new type of criminal: the serial killer. I enjoy historical novels, and I love historical novels–especially historical novels that deal with the beginnings of organized police work and forensics. I really get into these types…