Tag: Book Review

Blood, Sweat, and Pixels

Blood, Sweat, and Pixels (2017) by Jason Schreier  Genre: Non-fiction, videogames  Pages: 278 Summary: Jason Schreier chronicles the stressful and many times chaotic path to creating a video game. Schreier documents 10 video games and the storytellers, producers, programmers, and digital artists who put blood and sweat into creating some of the most memorable and…

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The Soul of America

The Soul of America (2018) by Jon Meacham  Genre: Nonfiction – Politics/History Pages: 400 Summary: Jon Meacham takes the reader through America’s historical contradictions. The Soul of America looks critically at events panning from the Civil War to the Civil Rights Movement, examining the events through the lens of pragmatic optimism.  Meacham continuously acknowledges America’s…

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A Court of Thorns and Roses

A Court of Thorns and Roses (2015) by Sarah J. Maas  Genre: Fiction – Fantasy  Pages: 432  Summary: A Court of Thorns and Roses is the first novel of a rich and intricate fantasy series. I find myself falling more and more into this genre than I ever expected. The creativity and concentration that it…

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Writers & Lovers

Writers & Lovers (2020) by Lily King – Fiction  Rating: 4/5  Writers & Lovers captures the feeling that any writer, or aspiring writer or creator, has felt when attempting to put pen to paper or brush to canvas, or note to musical staff. It is fear. The reason that we procrastinate is not because we…

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The Devil All the Time

The Devil All the Time (2011) by Donald Ray Pollock – Fiction  This post contains affiliate links. Rating: 3.5/5 Brutal. That’s the adjective that comes to mind when I set down to write about this book. It’s about brutal and hard characters. The majority of the innocent ones get hurt, and while the majority of…

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