Book Review: Fool’s Assassin by Robin Hobb

Fool’s Assassin by Robin Hobb My rating: 4 of 5 stars There are  books that you read in which you’re mostly invested in plot. You want to know the what, where, why and how of things. When those stories end it often feels like you’ve been on a grand adventure–maybe the protagonist has been all over the world, overcoming a series of obstacles of increasing difficulty–and you’ve been witness to...

Book Review: Lexicon by Max Barry

Lexicon by Max Barry My rating: 3 of 5 stars Were this the first book in a series, as opposed to a standalone entry I might’ve rated it a little higher. But it’s not, so I won’t. I’ll say up front that I don’t have a problem recommending Lexicon, as it’s an easy, quick* read, that won’t annoy you with what it does. I ultimately liked it, though my review...

My Next PC

How many PCs do do you count? Back in 2009, while building my current desktop, I tossed around the idea that unless I was teaching my future children how to do so, this machine would probably be my last complete build. Surprisingly that thought had absolutely nothing to do with us seemingly marching headfirst into the “Post-PC era,” due to the rise of smartphones and tablets. I will always have...

Book Review: Long Division by Kiese Laymon

Long Division by Kiese LaymonMy rating: 5 of 5 stars When a book is really good, I’m excited to get to the end to see what happens, but when a book is great, I’m most anticipating reading it again in the future. In Long Division, Citoyen ‘City’ Coldson is a wave brush-toting, slick-talking high schooler, growing up in present day Mississippi. After getting into a bit of trouble at school,...

A Change is Gonna Come to a Galaxy Far, Far Away…

I’m a firm believer that in order for two people to have a proper argument (meaning productive), at least one person involved needs to be receptive to change. If there’s no give, they’re no different than two cubes of ice in an otherwise empty glass. They won’t come together until one or both begin to melt. In this way Star Wars and I have sat forever, always together but never mixing....