Thursday, June 28, 2012

Book 31 - The Drawing of the Three

So now that I have read the second book in the Dark Tower Series I am getting quite into it and I am excited to keep on reading the rest. This book picks up where we left off in "The Gunslinger" and as per the title, tells us the tale of the three that Roland picks up along the way to aid in his quest for the tower.

Book 30 - Eating the Dinosaur

I recently have been rewatching "The OC" (Don't judge me!) and Seth Cohen was reading "Sex Drugs and Cocoa Puffs" and that title alone seemed quite interesting but my library didn't have it so I decided to read "Eating the Dinosaur" by Chuck Klosterman instead as it seemed intriguing as well. Even though it is not a buther's guide to dinosaur meat, it is still a highly entertaining set of essays on a variety of topics that I highly enjoyed (except for the two about sports, but that is only because I hate sports).

Monday, June 18, 2012

Book 29 - Nerd Do Well

Much like Simon Pegg's feelings about the new Star Wars movies, I really wanted to love this book but I just couldn't quite make it there. "Shaun of the Dead" is one of my favorite movies, and "Spaced" is a real gem, so when I found out that Pegg had written a book I made sure to get my hands on it. "Nerd Do Well" tells us the tales mostly of Pegg's formative years. Overall they were entertaining, if not a bit confusing as the time frame jumped back and forth and it was hard to keep track of what era we were in.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Book 28 - The Gunslinger

So I am taking on the Dark Tower series. As an avid King fan I am surprised that I have not read them sooner but the e-reader that youthfulzombie gave me has the books on there so what better time than the present to get started. I have a few library books to read as well so I might not be reading them back to back, but you never know.

In any case, The Gunslinger is the inaugural tale in the series. It takes place in a world that is not our own, but seems to share a few things in common with ours in a mysterious way. It is a world that is not what it once was, the phrase that is apparently often used through the series is that the "world has moved on". We meet the mysterious Roland right away, he is the titular Gunslinger and is apparently the last of his kind. He is following a mysterious man in black and seems to be seeking revenge.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Book 27 - Ready Player One

I finished reading "Ready Player One" about a week ago. I loved it so much that I couldn't wait to keep reading it. It is the first book in a long time that I will read again in the future. I haven't really been able to put my thoughts together eloquently enough to write a review that I feel gives justice to the way I felt about this book but I have put it off long enough so I am going to spit it all out on here and mark it off my to do list.

"Ready Player One" by Ernest Cline tells us the tale of a future world in which many people inhabit an alternate reality called the "OASIS". At the beginning of the book we are told that the creator of OASIS, James Halliday, has passed away and had no heir to leave his vast fortune to. He has placed an Easter egg inside of the OASIS and the first person to find it will be his heir and therefore will inherit his money and control of the OASIS. There are 3 keys that a person must find, as well as 3 gates that they must pass challenges in order to proceed with the challenge.