Books

Escaping Reality with Outlander: “Dragonfly in Amber” Review

I've always liked books that transport me far away from today's world. It's rare that I'll read a contemporary novel -- give me an epic fantasy in another realm, a science fiction adventure on an other planet, or a historical romance set in another time. Lately, the Outlander series of novels by Diana Gabaldon have been… Continue reading Escaping Reality with Outlander: “Dragonfly in Amber” Review

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What Harry Potter Means to Me

I was a little late to the Harry Potter game. Though the books started coming out when I was a preteen, which would have been the perfect time to read them, I was devouring Lord of the Rings and Dune back then. And Harry Potter wasn't high on the reading list at my school. Maybe the silliness of some religious groups… Continue reading What Harry Potter Means to Me

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Book Review: Biotech and Parenting in “Borne”

After reading Jeff VanderMeer's strange science fiction novel Annihilation, I decided to jump into another of his strange sci-fi books: Borne. I listened to the audiobook, narrated by Bahni Turpin, which helped me finish it quickly as I was able to put my commute to good use. It's definitely longer than Annihilation, and in many ways the world-building… Continue reading Book Review: Biotech and Parenting in “Borne”