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)

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Oathbringer: The Biggest of Big Boys (How’s This Book?)

Written By: Brandon Sanderson Published By: Tor Books Hardcover: 1248 Pages Audio Version Narrated By Michael Kramer, Kate Reading Release Date: November 14th, 2017 Link to Purchase With this, we can put a bow on our trek through 'The Stormlight Archive'. At least until I finish 'Edgedancer'. 'Oathbringer' is the latest and longest book in… Continue reading Oathbringer: The Biggest of Big Boys (How’s This Book?)

Books, How's This Book?

Minimalism VS Heavy Details in a Novel

Art, no matter what its form, is many things. It is a method of self-expression. For some, it is a reliever of stress. Others use it to fulfill their personal fantasies. Some artists set out to deliver a message. No matter what form it takes and no matter the reason it was made, art makes… Continue reading Minimalism VS Heavy Details in a Novel