Sunday, January 27, 2019


Munchkin volume Five by: Sykes, Hindmarch, Cook, Kovalic, Hackard, & Steve Jackson
Non-fiction, Comic
Physical Book Count: 4
Book Count: 8

A series of short stories based on the game Munchkin.  Includes a trip to Oz with those other munchkins in the background. 

Raid of No Return:

Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales: Raid of No Return by: Nathan Hale
Non-fiction: history, comic, 128 pages
Physical Book Count: 3
Book Count: 7

In this book Nathan, the hangman and the British soldier go to WWII.  They learn about the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the Bombing of Tokyo.   The main story is about the Bombing of Tokyo and includes the things that were done to prep for the bombing as well as what happened to all of the solider after.  It was written in 2017 so one of the members was still alive at the time and 101.  

Saturday, January 26, 2019

To-Do List Formula:

To-Do List Formula: A Stress-free Guide to Creating To-do Lists that Work! by: Damon Zahariades
Non-fiction, e-book
E-book Count: 4
Book Count: 6

I book on to-do lists based on the author's method.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Black Sheep:

Black Sheep by: Rory Scholl
Non-fiction: memoir, short story, e-book
E-book Count: 3
Book Count: 5

This short story is about the author and their grandmother, who are both the black sheep of the family.  The grandmother because she drank, partied, gambled, invited stray cats and people to her house and did whatever she wanted.  And the author because they didn't go to college, got in trouble with the law, drank, and wanted to be a stand up comedian.  

Edinburgh Twilight:

Edinburgh Twilight by: Carole Lawrence
Fiction: Mystery, E-book
E-book Count: 2
Book Count: 4

Ian Hamilton is a detective on the police force in Edinburgh in 1880.  He is from he Highlands, but lives in the city, as does the aunt that raised him after his parents died in a fire.  He is still dealing with is issues and questions form his parent's deaths, but he is also dealing with a killer on the streets of the city.  A killer who is trying to make his victim's deaths look like accidents, but also leaving distinctive playing cards on their bodies.  

Monday, January 14, 2019

I'm Not Hanging Noodles on your Ears:

I'm Not Hanging Noodles on your Ears and other Intriguing Idioms from around the World by: Jag Bhalla
Non-fiction, 249 pages
Physical Book Count: 2
Book Count: 3

This book is a collection of idioms, sayings, and proverbs from around the world.  It is divided up by related themes (numbers, colors, body parts, etc.) It also has information on languages and possible history of the sayings.  

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Stupid Ancient History:

Stupid Ancient History By: Leland Gregory
Non-Fiction: History, Humor, 256 pages
Physical Book Count: 1
Book Count: 2

Each entry in this book is about a page long and about something in ancient history. Some things are on people, some on laws, some on the science and medicine of the day. There are recurring sections with ancient graffiti  as well as where it was found.  Unsurprisingly, the ancient graffiti reads much like modern graffiti only with historic names.  There are also sections on Biblical laws (mostly passages from Old Testament Laws.)  

Friday, January 11, 2019

A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived:

A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived by: Adam Rutherford
Non-fiction: science, E-book
E-book Count: 1
Book Count: 1

This book is on the history of humanity and of the genetic history of humans.  The science in the book is quite interesting.   It is explained in a way that is easy to understand for someone without a strong scientific background.  It is only when the author tries to talk on other subjects that aren't his specialty does it become an issue.  For example, when he tries to talk about religion or philosophy, anyone with a basic understanding of the subject would see the flaws in his arguments.  But, the science itself is interesting enough that I was able to skim though the sections where he tries to talk on subjects that aren't his area of specialty to get to the science sections.