Category: Book review

Jan 30

Ready Player One

Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline is an entertaining fast paced sci-fi novel. Conceptually the book is not original. Set in a near future of energy crisis, climate change, etc… Immersive online internet like technology. Orphaned teenager hero with exceptional skills.  The book makes up for it with good writing and an original twist. The …

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Aug 04

Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer

The Artemis Fowl Series is a series of books about a boy named Artemis Fowl and his bodyguard Butler. Daniel would recommend the book for fans of the Fablehaven and/or Percy Jackson series of books. The series has a lot of magic and high-tech gadgets. It is a story about humans and fairies. The first …

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Aug 04

Book Review To Do List

Having been negligent in updating this blog I thought a to do list may help focus us to produce some content. Here is a list of books I have read that should be reviewed. The Redeemer Bossypants Two Generals Mr. Funnypants How to Live Safely in A Science Fictional Universe As well, Daniel and I …

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Mar 01

Sweet Tooth by Jeff Lemire

Sweet Tooth by Jeff Lemire

Sweet Tooth Vol. 1: Out of the Woods and Sweet Tooth Vol. 2: In Captivity by Jeff Lemire are the first two volumes of a ongoing graphic novel. The books take place in an apocalyptic world where most of the population has been wiped out and children are being born as animal/human hybrids. While apocalyptic …

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Jan 31

Alcatraz Book Series by Brandon Sanderson

Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians

Tim: We have now read all four of the Alcatraz Smedry books currently available. We started with Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians, the first book in the series. These are a series of books about a 13 year old boy who discovers he has magical powers and gets taken away from an uncaring family to …

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Jan 21

up to my eyeballs in print: my best of 2010

I read a lot of books last year. Seventy-one books, to be precise. And some of them were really big. These are my favourites. These ten are the ones I think you should read, too. Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel – winner of last year’s Man Booker award. I found it slow going at first …

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Jan 12

Top Books | Ottawa Public Library | BiblioCommons

I’ve started a list on the Ottawa Public Library site to keep track of books I have read recently and really enjoyed. Top Books | Ottawa Public Library | BiblioCommons.

Jan 12

THE LOST HERO by: Rick Riordan. Reviewed by Daniel

I loved Lost Hero These are the three main characters: Jason, Piper and Leo. When Jason woke up on the school bus, he had amnesia. Piper’s dad has gone missing. She has a really big secret she doesn’t want to share. It’s about her dad. Leo has a way with tools. Ever since he got to …

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