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The Time Machine
H.G. Wells
The Time Traveller, a dreamer obsessed with traveling through time, builds himself a time machine and, much to his surprise, travels over 800,000 years into the future. He lands in the year 802701: th...

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The March Up: Taking Baghdad with the United States Marines, by Bing West

A very detailed first-hand account of the 1st Marine division on it's march to Baghdad by former marines turned journalists/authors. I felt that it was pretty non-biased and showed the horrors committed by the United States as well as Saddam's regime during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Very dry read, but it fulfilled the intended purpose quite well.

The Time Machine, by H. G. Wells

A fantastic early science fiction novel with an interesting take on time travel. I really liked the prose and felt the length of the book was perfect. The story lacks almost any focus on characters and instead elects to focus on ideals and sociology. I really like how the time travelers theory/opinion changes as he learns about the future society and the two evolved subspecies of humans that inhabit it. Overall a very unique novel considering the time period it was written (1895) and an interesting look at what would happen if humans achieved a "perfect" society where we face no hardships.


A Song for Arbonne, by Guy Gavriel Kay

Have only read the prologue and the first chapter thus far, but have enjoyed it and am looking forward to continuing. The copy I received was actually signed by GGK, which was a pretty neat surprise!

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The Time Machine, by H.G. Wells

Just started it, but so far, it seems promising, although a little heavy on the paragraph and language. I'm not used to reading such things.

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Last week I finished:
The Gunslinger, by Stephen King
Artemis, by Andy Weir
The Time Machine, by H.G. Wells

This week I started:
I, Robot, by Isaac Asimov

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From week start 03/06, Finished: Dark Souls: Beyond the Grave by Damien Mecheri and Sylvain Romieu, The Time Machine by H.G. Wells (Kindle), History of the World: Map by Map by Peter Snow, East of Hounslow by Khurrum Rahman (Kindle), Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky (Audible), and Poor Folk by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (Kindle).

I started Metro 2035 by Dmitry Glukhovsky (Audible).

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A Brief History of Time, by Stephen Hawking

The Time Machine, by HG Wells

Hawking's passing reminded me that I had not read this in some time. It's a quick and easy, and extremely well-written, look into modern physics. What I love is that it's written in the form of (duh) a history! Some other pop-physics books recently have had better explanations for lay-people or gone into more depth on certain topics (The Elegant Universe re: strings). But recommended always!

Same with Time Machine. Always fun.

Currently reading:

The Sword of the Lictor, by Gene Wolfe

The Citadel of the Autarch, by Gene Wolfe

Starting the second half of the Book of the New Sun. I enjoy Gene Wolfe's writing and I enjoy the scope of these books. I enjoy the main character and the setting. I read the first 200 pages in one sitting sooo I think I'll enjoy the rest of the ride.

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Emotional Intelligence, by Daniel Goleman
Turn This Ship Around, by L. David Marquet

Thinking, Fast and Slow, by Daniel Kahneman
• bit of a long read, but the details and examples laid throughout are what make the content stick.

The Time Machine, by H.G. Wells
• leaves a lot to be desired.
• Although short, it was a fun and imaginative read.

Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and the Peoples Temple

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The Letter, the Witch, and the Ring, by John Bellairs

Just a cute kids book, my favourite from the Lewis Barnavelt series so far.

The Time Machine, by H.G. Wells

The Invisible Man, by H.G. Wells

I bought a combined edition of these back when Borders was closing. Never got around to them for some reason, but I’m glad I finally did.


‘Tis: a Memoir, by Frank McCourt

I saw Angela’s Ashes as a kid and it’s always stayed with me. I loved reading it. I don’t dislike ‘Tis. But halfway through and it is a bit of a frustrating read.

Partners in Crime, by Agatha Christie

Second in the Tommy & Tuppence series, a collection of short stories.

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I know some people have some hang in about them. But since I was told about the Libby App. I've been enjoying audiobooks very nearly every single day. As a result, in the last 6 or so month's I've either read or listened to, or both in some cases.

Ready Player one, by Ernest Cline
I really Enjoyed this, and before discovering the Libby app, I listened to it twice and Read it once myself

Red Dragon, by Thomas Harris
This was really twisted and intense

The Silence of the Lambs, by Thomas Harris
This was Read by Kathy Bates and it was incredible.

Hannibal, by Thomas Harris

Hannibal Rising, by Thomas Harris
This was surprisingly good in my opinion, and made Hannibal's original motivations make much more sense.

A Song of Ice and Fire, by George RR Martin

This was very much like experiencing the first season of Game of Thrones again

The Vampire Chronicles: Interview with the Vampire, by Anne Rice
This was incredible, I adored the movie, but this was even better

The Vampire Chronicles: The Vampire Lestat, by Anne Rice
And this is when I fell in love with Lestat.

The Vampire Chronicles: The Queen of the Damned, by Anne Rice
This was amazing, I got even more invested and intrigued by the world and it's characters and origins thanks to this book.

The Vampire Chronicles: The Tale of the Body Thief, by Anne Rice
This one was probably the funniest of the series so far in my opinion.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams
Way better than the movie, and much more interesting.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, by J.K. Rowling & Newt Scamander
This was so short and mildly disappointing that I'm more perplexed it was adapted into 2 movies than anything.

Percy Jackson The Lightning Thief, by Rick Riordan
Infinitely better than the Movie and it only gets better with each book

Percy Jackson Sea of Monsters, by Rick Riordan
The Series continues and is even better.

Percy Jackson The Titan's Curse, by Rick Riordan
The Series started to get more intense and dark right about here, the stakes are only getting higher.

Percy Jackson Battle of the Labyrinth, by Rick Riordan
The most dangerous and deadly adventure so far and it still gets better from here.

Percy Jackson The Demigod Files, by Rick Riordan
This was pretty fun it was like 3 mini adventures and a little bonus content on top of that.

Percy Jackson The Last Olympian, by Rick Riordan

The final Book in the Core series, This was wonderful and ended on a hopeful and awesome note.

Percy Jackson's Greek Heroes, by Rick Riordan

A Percy Jackson themed Crash course on Greek mythology that was not only informative, but also hilarious.

The Time Machine, by H.G. Wells

I'm astounded at the imagination of this author. He wrote This in 1895 and envisioned a future that even we today can't imagine. It's amazing. Great Novel.

Robinson Crusoe, by Daniel Defoe

I'll be honest I always get this mixed up with Swiss Family Robinson, but this was wonderful still.

All Things Wise and Wonderful, by James Herriot

This was one my Mother recommended, it was just delightful.

A Bad Beginning, by Lemony Snicket

I loved the Netflix Series, and I wanted to like the book, but the added sound effects were so loud It drowned out the dialogue numerous times. I may need to just read these myself.

The Swiss Family Robinson, by Johann David Wyss

This read more like a diary than a book, But I Still found it quite enthralling.

Harriet the Spy, by Louise Fitzhugh

This was charming and reminded me a lot of how simple childhood can be, and yet how perspective can affect how we view things. As an adult most of Harriet's "Problems" were laughable to me, but to see how devastating they were to here only made me smile.

Practical Magic, by Alice Hoffman

A great book, but I couldn't help a bias toward the movie.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, by Ken Kesey

This was so incredibly intense.

Collected Stories of Winnie-The-Pooh, by A. A. Milne

A bit whimsical and charming, but I definitely missed the voices of the characters I know from my Childhood.

1984, by George Orwell

This book was kind of... deeply disturbing to me. I wanted to use doublethink to change the ultimate ending.

Coraline, by Neil Gaiman

I'm a bit torn between the book and the Movie, Both have their merits, but I think the book was just a little better.

Charlie and the Chocolate factory, by Roald Dahl

This was just fun, but it makes me question why everyone wants to make the oompa loompa's so bizarre in the adaptations when they are described as simply small statured tribal people. I don't get this need to change their skin colors or put them in weird outfits.

Matilda, by Roald Dahl
This made me smile almost all the way through. And I just adored it. I love the movie too.

Tales from the Odyssey The one Eyed Giant & The Land of the Dead, by Mary Pope Osborne

I had never experienced the Odyssey and this was a wonderful way to experience the story of Odysseus and his incredibly long mostly tragic journey.

Tales from the Odyssey Sirens & Seas Monsters & The Gray-Eyed Goddess, by Mary Pope Osborne

I couldn't stop on part 1 I had to continue and it was wonderful.

Tales from the Odyssey Return to Ithaca & The Final Battle, by Mary Pope Osborne

The End of Odysseus Tale, was incredible and I loved finally knowing the tale of the Odyssey

Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children, by Ransom Riggs
I won't lie. It was a bit slow at first, but then once things got peculiar. I was hooked.

Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children Hollow City, by Ransom Riggs

Starting right off the end of the first. By the end of this book I was on the edge of my seat and went into the next book as soon as I possibly could.

Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children Library of Souls, by Ransom Riggs

Things really got dark and intense this time around. And by the end I was so invested I nearly felt tears of joy at a certain event right at the end. I'm looking forward to "Map of Days"

And With tons more either on hold, or on a wishlist to enjoy next. This app has sparked my interest in reading again, and I intend to continue both listening to, and reading more books going forward.

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The Time Machine, by H. G. Wells

This book has inspired me so much! It's very well written and so creative. I can't wait to read more classic science fiction books.