Author Archives: Rob

Morning Star

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Morning Star by Pierce Brown Published: 2016 Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds Series: Red Rising #3 Length: 21:50 (524 pages) This is the third novel in the Red Rising trilogy, and I thought it came to a very satisfying conclusion. Brown is apparently planning a follow-up trilogy, one that will follow new characters living with the result of this story,… Read more »

Sex Criminals, Volume Three: Three the Hard Way

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Sex Criminals, Volume Three: Three the Hard Way by Matt Fraction Illustrated by: Chip Zdarsky Series: Sex Criminals #3 Published: 2016 Publisher: Image Comics Length: 160 pages Collects: issues #11-15 When I was skimming reviews before purchasing this, I saw that they were generally less enthusiastic than the last two volumes, but I seem to be having the opposite experience… Read more »

Born a Crime

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Born a Crime by Trevor Noah Published: 2016 Narrated by: Trevor Noah Length: 08:50 (224 pages) I never sit down and watch The Daily Show, but over the years I have seen quite a lot from people just sharing the videos. Since Trevor Noah took over, very few clips have made their way to me, so I wonder how well… Read more »

The Thirty-Nine Steps

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The 39 Steps by John Buchan Published: 1915 Narrated by: David Thorn Series: Richard Hannay #1 Length: 04:10 (100 pages) I think I first heard of this while browsing lists of classic Scottish literature. It’s referred to as one of the earliest spy novels, a man-on-the-run thriller really, in which an ordinary man finds himself wrapped up in an international… Read more »

Ballistics: Poems

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Ballistics: Poems by Billy Collins Published: 2010 Length: 113 pages After reading Poems That Make Grown Men Cry, Billy Collins stuck in my head as someone to further explore. I enjoyed his poem The Lanyard, which was J.J. Abrams’ choice for the collection, but I also really liked Collins’ choice, Bedecked by Victoria Redel. He was the Poet Laureate of… Read more »

Foodies Read 2017

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I’m also joining the Foodies Read challenge again this year. The goal is to read any book that is somehow related to food, be that a cookbook, a foodie memoir, or a murder mystery in which the killer slays his victims using only spotted dick. The challenge levels are as follows: Short-Order Cook: 1 to 3 books Pastry Chef: 4… Read more »

2016 in Review

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Well, that year turned out a bit differently than we all thought, didn’t it? Oh well, I guess now that we’ve rolled over to a new arbitrary calendar year EVERYTHING WILL BE FINE. Donald Trump will definitely not start a war over Twitter and all of our favourite celebrities will stop dying. I can’t wait! The Weblog Nearly six years… Read more »

December in Review

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Books Acquired: Appetites: A Cookbook by Anthony Bourdain Six Poets: Hardy to Larkin: An Anthology by Alan Bennett Zoe’s Tale by John Scalzi My Dad Wrote a Porno by Jamie Morton, Alice Levine, James Cooper, Rocky Flintstone Books Read: The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan Born a Crime by Trevor Noah The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle… Read more »