Review – American Gods by Neil Gaiman

“I think,” he pronounced, gloomily, “that our kind, we like the cigarettes so much because they remind us of the offerings that once they burned for us, the smoke rising up as they sought our approval or our favor.”Czernobog, American Gods As you might surmise from the title, American Gods is about all of the … Continue reading Review – American Gods by Neil Gaiman

Ready Player One – Book Review

It's the near future (2050 or so) and pollution and economic downturn are the order of the day. A lot of people spend most of their time in The O.A.S.I.S. (Ontologically Anthropocentric Sensory Immersive Simulation), a virtual reality "Matrix" that evolved from a MMORPG. You can go dungeon-raiding in The O.A.S.I.S. but you can also … Continue reading Ready Player One – Book Review

Review – The War of Art by Steven Pressfield

The War of Art (henceforth tWoA) by Steven Pressfield is a necessary kick in the butt for all of us that consider ourselves creatives and yet don't regularly ship out creative work. Shame on us. Pressfield spends a while early on defining all the ways we let procrastination and life duties keep us from doing … Continue reading Review – The War of Art by Steven Pressfield

Review: The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau

Title: The $100 Startup Author: Chris Guillebeau Genre: Non-Fiction Format: Audiobook (Audible) Recommended By: The Art of Manliness Podcast Date Reviewed: 5 February 2016 Rating: ★★★★ Summary and Review: I quite liked this book. Like you would expect, it was roughly 30% case studies, 30% motivational fluff, and 30% actionable content. There were several good … Continue reading Review: The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau

Review: Old Man’s War by John Scalzi

Book Review Title: Old Man’s War Author: John Scalzi Genre: Science Fiction Format: Kindle Recommended By: Some random Internet Top 50 Sci-Fi Novel List Date Reviewed: 30 December 2015 Rating: ★★★★ Favorite Quote: “I hate that I’ve become one of those old men who visits a cemetery to be with his dead wife. When I … Continue reading Review: Old Man’s War by John Scalzi

Review: The Mussorgsky Riddle by Darin Kennedy

Title: The Mussorgsky Riddle Author: Darin Kennedy Genre: Fantasy Format: Kindle Recommended By: Darin Kennedy Date Reviewed: 24 December 2015 Rating: 8/10 Interesting Characters: Mira, the protagonist. I love how she is both a psychic PI and a single parent. Anthony, the subject and the setting. I really like how the author left his illness … Continue reading Review: The Mussorgsky Riddle by Darin Kennedy

Review: Mistborn – The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson

I've heard a lot of great things about the novels of Brandon Sanderson over the past few years, especially once he had written the completion to The Wheel of Time series and was firmly on the radar of most fantasy readers. As a teen and young adult, I read a lot of fantasy, including a … Continue reading Review: Mistborn – The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson

Book Review – Delivering Happiness by Tony Hsieh

Title: Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose Author: Tony Hsieh Genre: Non-Fiction Format: Kindle Recommended By: Automattic Date Reviewed: 26 February 2015 Rating: ★★★★ Favorite Quote: "Our philosophy has been to take most of the money we would have spent on paid advertising and invest it into customer service and the customer … Continue reading Book Review – Delivering Happiness by Tony Hsieh