Classic Horror and Lawrence of Arabia

Bram Stoker’s Dracula and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Getting in the Halloween spirit a bit early I guess. Coincidentally both stories start written in the form of correspondence. (Also in the Halloween vein don’t forget Lovecraft‘s Cthulu stories) T. E. Lawrence’s Seven Pillars of Wisdom. I just watched the movie Lawrence of Arabia and enjoyed it […]

New Books: Two Classics, Two Recent

Charles Dicken’s Oliver Twist. I just finished David Copperfield (a good [long] read) and felt like some more Dickens. Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels. I added this one a while ago but figured I’d throw it in this batch since I never mentioned it. Should be interesting to learn about Lilliputians and Brobdingnagians. H. Beam Piper’s […]

A Batch of New Books

H. P. Lovecraft’s Collected Stories – Part 1, Collected Stories – Part 2 RSS and Supernatural Horror in Literature. I’ve never read any of the Cthulu stuff so these should be interesting. I guess they’ll take a while. There were so many stories in his collected work I had to break it into two parts. […]

New Book: Shike

A new book today. Shike by Robert J. Shea. At first glance, I thought it was about monks and almost skipped it (priests are nice but often all not that gripping [kungfu varieties aside]). For example the first two paragraphs: They stripped Jebu naked. They threw his yellow aspirant’s tunic into the fire bowl on […]

New Books and Minor Adjustments

I added a few new books; Eastern Standard Tribe by Cory Doctorow, Ventus by Karl Schroeder and The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin. Cory Doctorow’s other book, Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom was a pretty fun read so hopefully this one is too. I already read Ventus and really enjoyed it. Descent […]

New Book: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

I just added Jules Verne’s Twenty Thousand Leagues Under Sea. Since I’m a marine biologist (in [all-too-] long-term training), I figure I should have read this one years ago. I think I may have as a kid but as I was getting it ready to post I didn’t recognize large portions. Maybe I’m thinking of […]

Small Adjustments

I made some small adjustments to the way book pages are divided. I think I made sure all the comments were still lined up properly but let me know if anything seems off. Also there may be a slight jump in the next page to come up in your feed but if you just back […]

New Book: Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom

I just added Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom by Cory Doctorow to the site. If the name Cory Doctorow sounds familiar, it might be because you’ve read his posts on BoingBoing or various other print and online media. You might be thinking that this book doesn’t really fit in with the rest of […]

New Books

Recently, I added: The Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner – The “Mariner” part got me interested and it’s a pretty quick read at 28 days. Around the World in 80 Days – I finished up The Voyage of the Beagle recently and I enjoyed the Victorian travel log nature of it so I thought I […]