Anne Rice’s The Vampire Chronicles

04 October 1941 – 11 December 2021 (80) How was I first acquainted with Anne Rice? I found a copy of The Body Thief, the fourth book in The Vampire Chronicles way back in 9th grade of high school. It was the only book at the bottom of a crooked, old book shelf of myContinue reading “Anne Rice’s The Vampire Chronicles”

George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones Series

Winter’s coming! I was super late for this series. The reason why I waited until the last season was announced to read these books and then watch the HBO show adaptation was because I’m always skeptical of anything that has a huge following and gets overly hyped-up. While I like a lot of movies, books,Continue reading “George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones Series”

J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings

When I have books on my shelf like J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, I sometimes think it’s pointless to do a review because, by now, everyone has probably seen the movies if they haven’t read the books. But, I mean, I will do a review either way. Tolkien requires aContinue reading “J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings”

Lara Adrian’s Midnight Breed Series

Lara Adrian’s Midnight Breed Series is one of the longest book series that I’ve been a great fan of reading. I started with Anne Rice’s The Vampire Chronicles. Then, I moved on to reading Sherrilyn Kenyon’s The Dark-Hunter novels. I didn’t get too far into Kenyon’s work; she’s got so many books out! Also, there’sContinue reading “Lara Adrian’s Midnight Breed Series”

E.M. Forster’s Where Angels Fear to Tread

This book’s been on my reading list for ages now! I finally got around to purchasing a copy at Waterstones in London while I swung by on my way back to the U.S. from Europe recently. My original introduction to E.M. Forster’s was his book Howard’s End. After watching the film adaptation of that book,Continue reading “E.M. Forster’s Where Angels Fear to Tread”

Gary Chapman’s Things I Wish I’d Known Before We Got Married

I went through a phase recently in which I read a lot of relational books, and I think I may return to that trend at some point because it’s the one area in contemporary literature that I think I actually quite enjoy. My interest was partly driven by my own consideration of the value andContinue reading “Gary Chapman’s Things I Wish I’d Known Before We Got Married”

Paulo Coelho’s Eleven Minutes

As I write this review on Paulo Coelho’s Eleven Minutes, I’m sitting in the lounge area of a hostel in Munich, Germany. I am more than half-way through my 2021 tour of Europe, and I had hoped to write more reviews while here. The planned writing has not happened as I expected it to, butContinue reading “Paulo Coelho’s Eleven Minutes”

Gary Chapman’s The 5 Love Languages

I bought the “Single’s Version” of Gary Chapman’s The 5 Love Languages. My friend and coworker at Los Angeles Southwest College, Dania, was taking marriage counseling sessions with her fiancé, and I was inspired to read the book for myself. It was an odd paradox because my friend and her fiancé are Muslim while GaryContinue reading “Gary Chapman’s The 5 Love Languages”