Being one with a bunch of online friends, and even having met a couple of them, the concept of Mary H.K. Choi’s novel Emergency Contact intrigued me as the plot centers on two college aged adults who talk to each other only though the phone.
Unfortunately, the synopsis was the most intriguing part of the book until the last quarter of it when things finally felt a bit interesting to me, and even then I wasn’t pulled into the story very much.
NOTE: This review contains major plot spoilers.
While it’s admittedly taken longer than I’d have liked, I finally got around to finish reading one of the novels by B.T. Gottfred after discovering he was an author back in March as per my film review of The Mov.
It was announced earlier this month that Sirius XM would be changing one of their channels dedicated to dance and electronic music, channel 52’s Electric Area, to “Diplo’s Revolution”. The change happened last Thursday. I can’t say I’m a fan of this change.
There’s probably some term for this, but I don’t know what it’s called. Any time I see a book that sounds at least mildly interesting to me I’ll add it to my “to be read” shelf. Over the years that’s led to thousands of books marked as TBR, and likely never will be. The same goes for IMDB. I’ve got over 3,000 movies and TV shows on my watchlist marked as “to watch” because they sound halfway decent to me. Will I ever be able to watch them all? Obviously not, but I want to watch some of them!
Let’s face it: I’ve been neglecting posting here. I read a couple of books a month, but have yet to write reviews. I have a sticky note listing them all. When I do feel like posting reviews here and there, I can crank them out like it’s nothing. I want to change that, and for multiple reasons.
Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index is a book that caught my eye while browsing the bookstore over the summer. Even though I have a huge stack of books at home still waiting to be read, I checked out a copy from the library, effectively moving it to the front of the line.
Somehow I came across The Sterile Cuckoo, and it sounded intriguing enough between the sex and college love affair. Older literally really isn’t something I read too often, since I’m far more apt to seek out a newer novel. It’s always good to switch things up, though, and switch it up I did!
Once in a blue moon I’ll read nonfiction. As you can tell from my reviews, I’m much more apt to read a mystery novel or some other type of fiction. But if the right topic catches my eye, I’ll all for switching gears and learning. This is what happened with The Dorito Effect. I’m not sure how I stumbled upon it, but I did, and got a copy to read and learn all about food and its flavor in the current day and age.
A few months ago, right around the time I purchased a few records for the first time, I saw a tweet from Titan Books that highlighted this book. Intrigued, I searched my library’s catalog for it, and was pleasantly surprised when I saw they had a copy.
I really, really enjoyed it. I wouldn’t consider it your typical cozy mystery since there is some language, weed smoking, and a touch of sex, but it’s far from your regular run of the mill police procedural mystery since the protagonist is your average joe, albeit with a great knowledge when it comes to vinyl. What I find interesting is we learn everyone’s name but his. We only know him as the Vinyl Detective, as he calls himself on his business card.
The Water Dragon’s Bride is one of the newest series published under Viz Media’s Shojo Beat imprint and falls under the fantasy and romance area. The story opens with Ashai’s father calling her outside to look at the new decoration he got for their pond. Once she takes a look at it and turns to leave, the water either takes her through time or to another world.