Month: January 2018

The Wayside School books by ..

The Wayside School books by Louis Sachar – Thumbing Through Throwbacks

  Louis Sachar was The Man when I was a kid. While HOLES is one of his most popular books and spawned its own movie, I knew him first from The Wayside School trilogy. I have a vivid memory from the third grade, sitting in the unairconditioned third floor room of my ancient elementary school […]

January 31, 2018

The Magic Treehouse- Thumbin..

The Magic Treehouse- Thumbing Through Throwbacks

  What was it with me and book series that turned into monsters after I stopped reading? The Magic Treehouse was a series I read when I was fairly young for early chapter book readers. I probably read the first 10-15 books in the set. Little did I know that there would be 56 books […]

January 30, 2018

Cruel Prince by Holly Black

Cruel Prince by Holly Black

4.5 Nuts Ohhhh man was this book an unexpected beauty. I’ve read a couple of Holly Black books before and while they were good they weren’t FANTASTIC! At the beginning of this book I thought it was going to go the same way. It was going to be alright or pretty good and I was […]

January 29, 2018

Thumbing Through Throwbacks:..

Thumbing Through Throwbacks: Boxcar Children

  From a young age I was a big fan of mystery novels and TV shows. Maybe it was watching Murder She Wrote and CSI with my grandma or maybe it was because of a popular children’s series known as The Boxcar Children. Raise your hand if you’re old enough to remember these books. I […]

January 28, 2018
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The Player’s Handbook ..

The Player’s Handbook 5th Edition by James Wyatt

4.5 Nuts Full on nerd out continues. After finally giving up on the starter set I finally went for the full monty and got the Player’s Handbook. This book is a must have for anyone serious about getting into D&D. For one it has all the rules for creating a new character, which is most […]

January 26, 2018

Just a Geek by Wil Wheaton

Just a Geek by Wil Wheaton

4 Nuts This is the last book in my mini Wheaton marathon. Only this time this book is actually written by Wil himself. JUST A GEEK is the second book in Wil’s essay book set in which he combines blog posts from WILWHEATON.NET with expanded essays talking about the stories. This is probably my favorite […]

January 25, 2018

Armada by Ernest Cline

Armada by Ernest Cline

5 Nuts Ok it’s official. Ernest Cline is now one of my favorite authors of all time. I. Love. These. Books. Which is a little bit weird considering that sci fi isn’t usually my favorite. I like it, but I don’t love it. Until now. Video game sci fi is OFFICIALLY AWESOME! Okay, okay, I’ll […]

January 24, 2018

Dungeons and Dragons 5e Star..

Dungeons and Dragons 5e Starter by Wyatt, James

3 Nuts Yeah I’m a super nerd, nobody should be shocked. So of course I play D&D, though I’m relatively new to it. I tried getting into it during 4th edition but I thought a lot of the rules were super broken. Enter 5th Edition. But the full Player’s Handbook is like $40 so instead […]

January 23, 2018

Reign of the Fallen by Sarah..

Reign of the Fallen by Sarah Glenn Marsh

4 Nuts Woooooooo! This book was so much fun. Creepy, but fun. Necromancers, zombies, princes, oh my! That’s what is in store for you if you decide to pick up this book. Oh, and LGBT relationships galore! It’s so nice to read a world where not only is LGBT not frowned upon, but its so […]

January 22, 2018

Ready Player One by Ernest C..

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

4.5 Nuts Oh. My. God. I’ve been hearing about this books for years. I had listened to the first chapter read by Wil Wheaton ages ago and since have been waiting to get a chance at this audiobook (I may have a slight obsession with Wil). Um, right. So the first think I have to […]

January 21, 2018