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A year in review: 2018

Dec. 23, 2018

No, it hasn't quite been a year yet for this blog, but I thought it would be a good time to wrap up 2018 with a short blog post.

I came into this year with a determined resolution: read 20 or more books over the span of a year. I even decided to team up with my friend Ian, who made me this wonderful website from scratch.

Just to show you how ...

Giving Power to the Light

Dec. 12, 2018

Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise. - Victor Hugo

I'd like to say that I'm the least afraid of the dark of my two siblings and I. I ventured into the basement in the nighttime, where the only light came from the moon, several times during my childhood. I still walk in the hall without even a smidge of brightness and I may or may not bump into a ...

Deadly Class

Nov. 12, 2018

What would you do if you came to a school where you didn't have to participate in gym classes or science projects? You'd rejoice, right? At King's Dominion, they swap out gym and biology for courses on hand-to-hand combat and poison.

Clearly, King's Dominion Atelier of Deadly Arts isn't your typical high school. Based in San Francisco, it is one setting of Rick Remender and Wes Craig's Deadly Class, from Image Comics. It is ...

Charlene Ross | Author Interview

Sept. 20, 2018

Charlene Ross is an author hailing from Southern California. Wife and mother of two, she works hard to spill her imagination onto paper (or screen). Her novel, Another Shot at Love, allows readers to take a look into Laney Delaney's (yes, that is her name) rollercoaster-like life. I received Another Shot at Love through LibraryThing and her publisher, Velvet Morning Press. I was truly smitten with the book. I was lucky to have the chance ...

From Lukov With Love | Mariana Zapata

Sept. 16, 2018

Some people are persistent. Jasmine Santos was literally born persistent, coming out of the womb feet first. From Lukov With Love, one of many Mariana Zapata's novels, features Jasmine, a headstrong figure skater who seemed close to retirement, and Ivan Lukov, a world-class pairs skater.

This book can be described as a slow burn, in contrast to a "love at first sight" type of book. A bit of an extremely, extxremely long slow burn. ...