Friday, June 30, 2017
While previously I had enjoyed Slaughterhouse-Five, I found this novel more difficult to navigate. There are many scenes and ideas I enjoyed listening to, but I feel like I didn't get the whole of this book my first time through. I'll have to read this again in the future.
More by the Author:
A Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
Fahrenheit 451 - Rad Bradbury
A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess
Friday, June 23, 2017
The musing narrative kept me hooked the entire time I was reading. Before I knew it I had finished this book with many chuckles and guffaws, where I not only enjoyed Ralphie's recollections but was also reminded of many goofy moments in my own childhood that took place at a much later date. I recommend this book to anybody who enjoys nostalgic humor.
Friday, June 16, 2017
Anybody who wants to get a true understanding of chivalry and what it means to the many authors of the chronicles of King Arthur should read this piece.
This book is available for free by Creative Commons License and can be downloaded: http://ufdcimages.uflib.ufl.edu/AA/00/01/16/82/00001/GenderandtheChivalricCommunity.pdf
More by the Author:
Great Courses - King Arthur: History and Legend
Sir Thomas Malory's Morte Darthur: A New Modern English Translation Based on the Winchester Manuscript
Friday, June 9, 2017
Parents who wish to help their children learn basic strategies early in life will find this friendly book just what they are looking for.
The Art of War - Sun Tzu, translated by Lionel Giles
Friday, June 2, 2017
Sierra is a loyal part of her family, helping with chores and caring for her ailing grandfather, but she's also a party girl. Her friends are mostly party-goers, but their own loyalty to their friendship to Sierra also shines through, especially near the end when the situation gets dire.
I enjoyed the slow reveal of Sierra's family history and the magic system that utilizes artistic talent, both of which she ultimately uses to win against the enemy.
While basic Spanish is used throughout the novel when Sierra speaks to her family, it is no hindrance to a non-Spanish-speaking reader. Older does a superb job of keeping the conversation flowing back into English so the reader understands what's going on. The inclusion of simple things, like food, brings Sierra's every day life into reality.
Perhaps the greatest strength of this piece is the themes of family history, loyalty, and truth. It also includes a moment where Sierra stands up against prejudice in her own family. I loved this book and I look forward to reading the next book coming out later this year.
Books in the Series:
Ghost Girl in the Corner