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…

Indexing

I’m not done with Indexing by Seanan McGuire because it’s a serial novel and I’ll receive the next episode in two weeks.  However, I’ve read a good portion of the book so far and I wanted to share with everyone what I think of it so far.  It’s a shame that Indexing is a serial…

The Ocean at The End of The Lane

The Ocean At The End Of The Lane: A Novel

(Finishing Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean At The End Of The Lane completes book number two in the R.I.P. VIII Challenge.) As I begin to write this book review for Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean At The End Of The Lane, I realize something odd.  I don’t know the name of the main character.  Do I just…

The Immortal Circus (An R.I.P VIII Review)

Before I get to my review of The Immortal Circus by A.R. Kahler, I’d like to talk briefly about the R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril (R.I.P) reading challenge that Carl V. Anderson hosts annually at Stainless Steel Droppings. Now in its eighth year, R.I.P. VIII officially begins September 1st to October 31st and unofficially starts today. R.I.P.…

The Book of Lost Things

The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) through the American Library Association (ALA), gives the Alex Award to “ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18.”  John Connolly’s The Book of Lost Things received this award in 2007. I understand why The Book of Lost Things appeals…