Books, D&D, How's This Book?

Art and Arcana: A Visual History of the Best Game Ever (How’s This Book?)

Today, I'm going to talk about a book that's a bit different from my usual fare. I had considered not talking about it, considering that it is an art book. But there is enough actual substance to the text that I feel it's worthy of analysis. I don't know if you've noticed, but I really like Dungeons and Dragons!… Continue reading Art and Arcana: A Visual History of the Best Game Ever (How’s This Book?)

Books, How's This Book?

American Gods: Worst. Job. Ever. (How’s This Book?)

Written By: Neil Gaiman Published By: William Morrow Released: June 19th, 2001 Pages: 465 Narrated By (Deep Breath): Neil Gaiman, Dennis Boutsikaris, George Guidall, Ron McLarty, Daniel Oreskes, Sarah Jones Length: 19 Hours Link to Purchase (Audible) To be honest, I'm not quite sure how I feel about this book. There's a lot of stuff… Continue reading American Gods: Worst. Job. Ever. (How’s This Book?)

Books, How's This Book?

It Burns: The Battle For the Hottest Pepper (How’s This Book?)

It Burns: The Scandal-Plagued Race to Breed the World's Hottest Chilli Written/Narrated By Marc Fennel Release Date: April 15th, 2019 Length: 2 Hours and 52 Minutes Link to Purchase Do you know what I find fascinating? Spicy peppers! No, not like your average habanero or jalapeno. I'm talking about the really hot ones! The ones that leave… Continue reading It Burns: The Battle For the Hottest Pepper (How’s This Book?)

Books, How's This Book?

The Wonderful, Wacky World of Comic Books and Why I Don’t Talk About Them

No, I'm not just padding for time so I can finish another few books. What are you talking about? Comic books have had an odd sort of explosion in the last decade or so. It's safe to say that the Marvel Cinematic Universe had a major part to play in it, considering the... um... impressive success it… Continue reading The Wonderful, Wacky World of Comic Books and Why I Don’t Talk About Them

Books, How's This Book?

Edgedancer: The Only Short One (How’s This Book?)

Written By: Brandon Sanderson Published By: Tor Books Publication Date: October 17th, 2017 Page Count (Hardcover): 272 Narrated By: Kate Reading Link to Purchase Finally! A book in 'The Stormlight Archive' that doesn't take me a month of pure devotion to finish! How refreshing! 'Edgedancer' is the smallest and most digestible book in the series.… Continue reading Edgedancer: The Only Short One (How’s This Book?)

Books, Movies

The Many Challenges of Adapting a Book to Film

A common complaint about Hollywood (and an entirely justified one) is in regards to a total lack of originality. Reboots, remakes, and sequels are cranked out practically every month. Among all these complaints, one that has recently gotten much quieter is adaptations. Specifically, book adaptations. These are incredibly hit or miss. There are some adaptations… Continue reading The Many Challenges of Adapting a Book to Film

Books, The Mind of a Character

Kaladin Stormblessed: The Windrunner (The Mind of a Character)

*SPOILERS FOR 'The Way of Kings', 'Words of Radiance' and 'Oathbringer' AHEAD!!* Holy shit I'm talking about a book character! These last few weeks have been ones of stride! 'The Stormlight Archive' series has an incredible cast of characters, each one worthy of their own analysis! Going into this, I thought I would have a… Continue reading Kaladin Stormblessed: The Windrunner (The Mind of a Character)