Monthly Archives: April 2014

Review of Tesla: Man out of time by Margaret Cheney

If you know anything about the history of electricity, then you have heard about Thomas Edison… but somehow, the other great inventor of the time, Nicola Tesla, seems to have been pushed from the public’s attention. I myself knew little about Tesla until The Oatmeal made a push to increase awareness of his many accomplishments. […]
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Review of How Successful People Grow: 15 Ways to Get Ahead in Life

Are you a person who craves to learn, achieve and overcome? John C. Maxwell has written countless books on the powerful subjects of leadership, mentorship, critical thinking, and achieving your potential. He is a world renowned speaker, pastor, and writer. And, his newest book, How Successful People Grow: 15 Ways to Get Ahead in Life […]
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Flash Fiction – Death Sentence

A death sentence is supposed to mean you die.  So when I woke up after my execution, I was right fuckin’ confused.  The gut-kick from the asshole in the radiation suit didn’t help. Shoveling.  Apparently a death sentence doesn’t mean they kill you; it means you shovel radioactive shit until you can’t.  I’d swear I […]
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Best Books Giveaway: First Edition

I have decided that every book that earns a five star rating on Book Musings, earns itself a giveaway. First up and just in time for Mother’s Day,  1 prize of two copies of the hilarious  How Not to Calm a Child on a Plane: and other lessons in parenting by a highly questionable source by […]
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George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Fire and Ice: An Epic Tale of Sex, Violence and Gluttony

I’m coming to the Game of Thrones party late.  I’ve been a fantasy and sci-fi reader my whole life, but for some reason I never picked up on this series, either when written or when HBO started the TV series.  So when my brother-in-law dumped the first four paperbacks on my table, the 4,000 pages […]
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Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-thon Results!

I want to say thank you to every single one of you who cheered us on yesterday as we participated in my (and Gavyn’s) very first read-a-thon. For Gav, I believe it was a wonderful experience, and he is looking forward to doing it again. The next one is in October, so keep an eye […]
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Best of Intentions: The Midnight Readathon Update

Well, I had great hopes for my own reading time today.  But alas, most of the reading I ended up doing between taking care of my kids, going to the grocery store and eating meals was done by audio book. Granted, my Audible app tells me that I logged over 7.5 hours of listening time. […]
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He’s Ready to Read!!

He’s got his books picked and he is ready to read! Between 5am tomorrow and 5am Sunday, Gavyn has made himself a pile of 11 books to read! Cheer him on–  check out the charity rundown post from yesterday to find out how!

Dewey 24 Hour Read-A-Thon!

I am VERY late to the party, but being a newbie book blogger I just caught wind of a really cool event happening this Saturday, April 26th: The Dewey 24 Hour Read-a-thon! Needless to say, I will definitely participate… what better excuse to spend much of an entire day reading than raising money for charity? […]
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Review: Calculating God by Robert J. Sawyer

I decided to have a go with Calculating God by Robert J Sawyer because the notion of an outsider coming into our society and attempting to prove God’s presence was intriguing to me. I thought the book might offer me some interesting insights on one side of the debate or the other. I was wrong. […]
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