A piece of music & a film trailer have made my imagination very busy this past week & change…

I wasn't expecting my well... expectations, for lack of a better word, to change so drastically thanks to just some random browsing online in between work call-ins, power outages, and migraines. And today I overhauled my reading schedule to take advantage of my new plans. Now, I've written a little before about the 1984 film … Continue reading A piece of music & a film trailer have made my imagination very busy this past week & change…

Sometimes, you just have to let yourself be lazy.

I'm stuck in a situation where I have to work open to close several days in a row. I've got two more (thankfully shorter) days of this to go, and the list of things that I should be doing is ever increasing. Storm violence led to a lack of sleep (which I'm itching to get … Continue reading Sometimes, you just have to let yourself be lazy.

The Complete Sherlock Holmes: A Study in Scarlet / The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle (#1 of 8 reviews)

My Copy: 9780880292610 (cover image from Abebooks.com) I admit I couldn't wait to get back to these great little stories, and I have to have read them several times each by now (especially the two today: "A Study in Scarlet" and "The Sign of Four"). This particular complete volume organizes the stories and novellas in … Continue reading The Complete Sherlock Holmes: A Study in Scarlet / The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle (#1 of 8 reviews)

The Honourable Schoolboy, by John le Carre

My Copy: 9780143119739 The Honourable Schoolboy is the sequel to Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, part of what's known as the Karla trilogy by some readers. I'm intent on finishing this trilogy, though from what I understand--per leCarre's own comments--Karla and Smiley (our hero) do make appearances in other works. That said, I'm glad that I went … Continue reading The Honourable Schoolboy, by John le Carre

Starship Troopers, by Robert A. Heinlein

My copy: 9780441783588 Well, I'm not going to bother with a description of how different the book is from the 90s film (hint: a lot!). But on its own, just reading it for what it was, I found it a bit surprising and enjoyable. I haven't read Mr. Heinlein's other works yet, so I can't lend … Continue reading Starship Troopers, by Robert A. Heinlein

3001: The Final Odyssey, by Arthur C. Clarke

My copy: 9780345423498 Ah, at last we come to the end of the Odyssey saga, 1000 years after the start, and I'm not totally sure what to say about this one. It has a completely different feel than the other books, and it could be because of more than it's focus. The book is about Frank … Continue reading 3001: The Final Odyssey, by Arthur C. Clarke

Now it Can Be Told, by Philip Gibbs

First, an explanation: I don't remember exactly where I got my copy, but I know why. I heard of this book from Dan Carlin's Hardcore History podcast ("Blueprint for Armageddon," a six-part audio podcast that goes for roughly 14 hours--fantastic). After listening to every episode--twice--I decided I had to get this book, broke-ness be damned. So I ended up … Continue reading Now it Can Be Told, by Philip Gibbs

2061: Odyssey Three, by Arthur C. Clarke

My copy: 9780345358790 Well, the world of "2001" is back with it's third installment, which I hadn't heard of until I watched an awesome series I downloaded called "Prophets of Science Fiction" and got to learn more about Arthur C. Clarke. (the series is downloadable from Amazon.com and iTunes, and made me expand my sci-fi horizons … Continue reading 2061: Odyssey Three, by Arthur C. Clarke