Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Return to the Library of Doom: Ghost Writer:

Return to the Library of Doom: Ghost Writer by: Michael Dahl
Fiction: Horror, Children's, Graphic Novel, 63 pages
Book Count: 23

First, this book is not exactly a graphic novel.  The words them self are at times different fonts, sizes, hand underlined, etc.  There are also a lot of pictures as well.
Next this series is clearly made to get kids into read and write more.  The book series is about the librarian of the Library of Doom, who protects the world from dangerous, magical, books and the people that want to use them for evil.  The books also have discussion questions and writing prompts at the end.
This book was about blank books that when written in, make what they write happen.

Monday, June 29, 2015

The Fullness of Truth:

The Fullness of Truth by: James M. Seghers
Non-fiction: Religion, E-book

This is a book on Catholic apologetics.  It has some unusual formatting: each section starts out, "The Object of the Exercise: The purpose of the lesson is . . . " and at the end it is summarized with, "WOW!" followed by the main points of the essay.  So the intro reads like a text book and the ending is like they are trying to speak to teens in "teen speak".  Also there are multiple essays on many of the subjects that use some of the same wording (and not just that they are quoting the same Bible passage.)  So things get a little redundant at times.  Also, for some reason the e-book says that it was only 88% done, when it was at the end of the book.  But, once you get past that there is some good information in it: with lots of Bible passages, notes on the Greek word used in passages, and answers to common arguments that one would get on an issue.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Live Right and Find Happiness (Although Beer is Much Faster):

Live Right and Find Happiness (Although Beer is Much Faster) By: Dave Barry
Non-fiction: Humor 225 pages
Book Count: 22

This book is made up of essays all with the theme of happiness in some way.  It includes things ranging from old time cocktail parties to why mustard does not need to be put in the fridge.  It also travels from the craziness of Miami traffic, to the craziness of Brazilian soccer fans, to the craziness of Mexican restaurants in Russia.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales: The Underground Abductor:

Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales: The Underground Abductor By: Nathan Hale
Non-Fiction: History,Biography, Graphic Novel, Humor, Children's 128  pages
Book Count: 21

This book is on the life of Harriet Tubman.  It dealt with her early life, time working on the underground railroad, and her work during the Civil War.  All the people in the novel were drawn as people, but there were some dreams/visions with weird things.  There also was half of a mini comic on Frederick Douglass. (He took the second half of it, so you would read one of the three autobiographies he wrote.)

Monday, June 15, 2015

Note to Self: The Divine Comedy and Vita Nuova:

The Divine Comedy and Vita Nuova By: Dante Alighieri
Classics, Poetry, Literature

This book I also took since last year to read, but because it was part of a series of classes, and not just because it took me that long to get through it.  And that is why it doesn't have a book count connected to it.   But after having to do all the work for the classes I wasn't going to not note that, "Hey, I did actually read the whole thing."