Recap of Books Read in January 2018 (29!!)

I'm not joking when I say I live vicariously through books.  I love pretending I'm in a place I've never been or once again visiting somewhere I have been.  I love pretending that I'm a better and brighter version of myself, which I can do by placing myself inside the story.  Of course, some characters … Continue reading Recap of Books Read in January 2018 (29!!)

“The Maze Runner” (#1 Maze Runner) by James Dashner ★★★

Fairly good premise for a dystopian YA novel.  A group of teenage boys in a dangerous world full of creatures called Grievers that kill anyone who is caught outside of the boys' home base ("The Glade") after the immense walls close up at night.  Each kid is given a different job in the Glade (gardening, … Continue reading “The Maze Runner” (#1 Maze Runner) by James Dashner ★★★

“The Selection” by Kiera Cass ★★★★

  I know this series gets both good and bad reviews, so I am prefacing my thoughts about this book with one request:  Keep in mind that it is a YA novel.  It is meant for a younger audience so we adult readers should give it a break, just like we did with Hunger Games, The Maze Runner, all of John … Continue reading “The Selection” by Kiera Cass ★★★★

“There Will Come Soft Rains” by Ray Bradbury ★★★★★

Short Story by Ray Bradbury Originally published in 1950 in The Martian Chronicles Disturbing tale of what remains after a nuclear blast in 2026.  The McClellan home in Allendale, California is the last remaining building standing.  It continues functioning normally in a futuristic fashion even though the family who lived there is no longer present. … Continue reading “There Will Come Soft Rains” by Ray Bradbury ★★★★★