Archive for the ‘Books’ Category

Fifty Shades Darker

February 26, 2013

I just finished reading the second book in the insanely popular Fifty Shades series and it took me much longer than it did with the first one, and there’s a good reason for that.

What’s the reason you ask? It wasn’t as good and interesting as the first one. In fact, it took a sudden turn that I didn’t like at all. Also, a lot of the mystery that shrouded the first book was completely gone. But that doesn’t mean it wasn’t a good and interesting book, it was. I’ll just save the third one for a while though. My next book will be Arnold’s biography, still haven’t finished that one and I hate having unfinished books.

What are your thoughts on Fifty Shades Darker, did you like it more than the first one?

Fifty Shades Darker was good for sure, but not nearly as intriguing as the first one.

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Fifty Shades of Grey

November 25, 2012

Fifty Shades of Grey, the hottest book on the market right now. The number one “girl book” if you will. I have just started reading it.

I’ll admit, I kind of like chick phenomenon. I read all the Twilight books, enjoyed them. I like some “chick flicks”, especially those with Julia Roberts. And now, it was time for me to join in the phenomenon that is Fifty Shades of Grey.

Thus far I am enjoying the book very much. In fact, it’s hard to put down as I have heard it’s very “hardcore and kinky” but coming from girls who never watch porn, I have my doubts, I can’t wait to get to those parts. I mean, I’ve read American Psycho, and I doubt this one will be any more hardcore, but the thought of finding out is so strong I can barely stop.

Have you read Fifty Shades of Grey, if so, did you enjoy it?

As it looks right now, I will definitely read the entire trilogy. And see the movie.

 

My first digital comic book

October 26, 2012

Yesterday I purchased my first digital comic book in order to support the digital industry and well, to experience a proper comic book in glorious HD resolution and digital beauty. After all, it was on-sale for only $0.99.

Which comic did I buy? Penguin: Pain and Prejudice. The comic focuses on the Peguin from the Batman universe and is a “villain” comic and since I love villains more than the actual heroes, I figured it was a natural fit.

It’s a dark comic that shows how evil Penguin truly can be and I was intrigued. I’ll probably pick up the other four comics in the series to get the full experience.

Have you bought a digital comic book yet?

Digital is the future, and I am more or less entirely digital at this stage of age.

Star Wars Fan?

July 30, 2012

I am a huge Star Wars fan. I think it’s fair to say that I am way above average when it comes to being a Star Wars fan. I’ve pretty much done everything you can to be classified for that title. Books, games, movies, television show, and so on. A lot of things.

These are the Star Wars medias that I have experienced fully:

  • Star Wars: The Old Republic (Game)
  • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (Game)
  • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II (Game)
  • Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace (Game)
  • Star Wars: Episode I: Pod Racing (Game)
  • Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (Game)
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars (TV Show)
  • Star Wars: Episodes 1-6 (Movies)
  • Star Wars: Darth Bane Trilogy (Books)
  • Star Wars: The Thrawn Trilogy (Books)
  • Star Wars: Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader (Book)
  • Star Wars: Red Harvest (Book)
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan (Book)
  • Star Wars: Darth Plagueis (Book)
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic: Deceived (Book)

So that accounts to 6 video games, 1 television series, 6 movies and 11 books and still counting. I have over four books waiting in the Star Wars universe and expecting more to be released over the coming years.

How big of a Star Wars fan are you?

My favorite universe that I cannot get enough of.

Star Wars: The Thrawn Trilogy

July 4, 2012

I just finished reading the last part of the Thrawn trilogy, The Last Command and I am left wanting more. A truly fantastic trilogy continuing the Star Wars story after episode six and I am already beginning the next trilogy continuing after this one. Star Wars: Scourge will have to wait.

Thrawn is a brilliant character and the story is always engaging and interesting. It is written in classical Star Wars style where there are usually two or more battles going with a lot of exciting moments and scenarios that keep you guess what will happen next and some brilliant tie-ins at the end that left me warm at heart.

I cannot recommend this trilogy enough. It is that good and I am very happy to have had to honor of reading it. If you are a sci-fi fan or a Star Wars supporter like me, this is definitely something that you absolutely must check out.

Star Wars: Darth Plagueis

February 13, 2012

I’ve now finished reading yet another great Star Wars novel, Star Wars: Darth Plagueis. Plagueis, in my eyes, was the wisest and one of the most interesting Sith Lords of them all as he was directly responsible for putting the Jedi on the endangered species list.

The book is written by James Luceno, and he has written a few other Star Wars books as well. I however, had only read Drew Karpyshyn and Joe Schreiber material so I didn’t know what to expect from Luceno, but I am pleased to say that he completely aced it and easily surpassed Joe Scheiber, but so far Drew remains number one.

The book covers the rise of the powerful Plagueis and Sidious and throws in a lot of nice things for the fans such as Qui-Gon and many more charaters that I don’t want to spoil. It takes place many years before Episode I: The Phantom Menace but it does go all the way to the end of it. A lot of information that wasn’t in the movies is covered in the book.

Star Wars: Darth Plagueis is a safe bet for any Star Wars fan and would make a great gift for your geek boyfriend if he happens to like Star Wars. If you don’t like Star Wars though, there’s not much here that’ll change that.

Rating: 9 out 10

Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan

December 8, 2011

I am a huge Star Wars fanatic. And The Old Republic is probably the most fascinating time of the Star Wars universe with legends such as Malak, Revan, and Bane lurking around along with the hidden Sith Empire and tons of wars and characters that are fascinating.

I just finished Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan novel and I must say that it’s the best book I’ve ever read and it, of course, means that it’s also the best Star Wars book out there. I’ve now read five Star Wars books and I have no plans to stop. But let’s get back to the Revan novel.

Now, this will most likely be massive spoiler if you haven’t played KOTOR. It takes place after Revan has destroyed Malak and the Sith are thought to be extinct. It follows his path as he tries to recover some of his lost memories and who he was before, many years ago.

This book is a very complete one. It offers action, excitement, and emotion. It had a few touchy scenes that made my eyes tear up. It was that well-written.  Since I don’t want to spoil anything from the book, I’ll just leave it at that. If you are in any way a Star Wars fan and liked the Knights of the Old Republic games, you’ll love this book. Drew Karpyshyn has outdone himself once more and I hope he’ll deliver many more Star Wars books in the future.

Rating: 5 out of 5

Revan – a fascinating character.

Dexter is Delicious

December 3, 2011

I just found out that there are two new Dexter books, making it a total of six. I’ve read four of them and just bought the last two that I haven’t read. Right now I am reading Star Wars The Old Republic: Revan, but after that it’s time to get back to the world’s most humane serial killer, Dexter.

Star Wars: The Old Republic Revan

November 15, 2011

I just bought the latest Star Wars book, Star Wars: The Old Republic Revan, which covers the story and history of one of the most famous and most powerful Siths of all times, Darth Revan. Since I haven’t played Knights of the Old Republic, this is a great novel for me to read.

Drew Karpyshyn is the author, same author from the Darth Bane trilogy and Mass Effect: Revelation novels, which all were phenomenal work. My expectations for Revan’s novel are undoubtedly high. It’s perfect in preparation for the upcoming release of Star Wars: The Old Republic MMO.

My precious.