Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Star Wars: Jedi Academy:

Star Wars: Jedi Academy by: Jeffrey Brown
Fiction: Graphic Novel, YA, Sci-Fi, 159 pages
Book Count: 37

All young Roan wanted to do was go to Pilot Academy Middle School like his friends and family.  But after being rejected from the school, he gets invites to join Jedi Academy.  As his other option is Tatooine Agriculture Academy he decides to become a Jedi.  Once there he has a hard time as the rest of the students have been studying the Force for years, and all know each other.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Reasons to Believe:

Reasons to Believe: How to Understand, Explain and Defend the Catholic Faith by: Scott Hahn
Non-fiction: Religion 197 pages
Book Count: 36

In this book, we do not get the word covenant a dozen times on each page until about half way through the book.  Also it deals with all the things it says in the subtitle on a basic, starter level.  

Monday, September 28, 2015

Doctor Who and Philosophy:

Doctor Who and Philosophy: Bigger on the Inside Ed. by: Courtland Lewis and Paula Smithka
Non-fiction: Pop Culture, Philosophy 397 pages
Book Count: 35

The "and Philosophy" collection of essays on the show "Doctor Who."  Although it was printed during the time that Matt Smith was 11, most of the essays either deal with only classic Who or sound like the were written during 9 or early 10. It deals with many issues of time travel, regeneration, ethics, art, the villains of the show, and the culture that produced the show.  Also there were a collection of quotes.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

The Utterly Uninteresting and Unadventurous Tales of Fred The Vampire Accountant:

The Utterly Uninteresting and Unadventurous Tales of Fred The Vampire Accountant:by: Drew Hayes
Fiction: Paranormal, E-book

What if your boring average person became a vampire?  And what if instead of changing their personality in any way the only things it changed was what they ate and when they went out? And what if this person was such a wimp to start with that they use their accounting abilities to  do some creative bookkeeping for some one with access to a blood bank, because they can't even hunt for themselves? That would be Fred.  But this book isn't a boring account of cooking the books, because much like how he ended up becoming a vampire, Fred has luck of being at the wrong place at the wrong time quiet often.   And so Fred gets caught up in adventures involving a wide range of the paranormal world, even though all he wants to do is drink a nice glass of wine, and watch some movies at home.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Confessions of a Prayer Slacker:

Confessions of a Prayer Slacker: by: Diane Moody
Non-fiction: religion,  E-book

In true slacker fashion I had picked up this book around March and have just got to reading it now.  This book is about the writer's prayer journey, and how like her you can go from a prayer slacker to someone that makes time every day for prayer.  It includes different things that might help one to be prepared to pray more; list of  things to have at hand (Bible, prayer journal, paper to write down that thing that you just remembered that you needed to do when you sat down, etc. );  Bible quotes, names of God and their meaning for meditating on, and more.