Tag Archives: books I read in 2015

Last book review of 2015! Blake J. Harris’ Console Wars

Many, many years ago, when I was a kid, I got a Super Nintendo for Christmas. The SNES was my first console, and therefore a Big Deal. Hell, I once wrote an essay for school talking about how that Christmas day was the best day of my life. It’s worth noting that this isn’t out …

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Book Review: Timothy Zahn’s Dragon and Thief

So, here’s to hoping all of you loyal Dial H for Houston readers had a wonderful Christmas or other seasonal holiday. I certainly did! In any case, it’s crunch time over here at Dial H for Houston. Not only has the holiday been keeping me busy, but the end of the year’s coming up, so …

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Book Review: Peter Clines’ Ex-Communication

Oh hey, there’s a movie coming out this weekend, isn’t there? If I was feeling theme-y, I would’ve read a Star Wars novel for the occasion. But, the hype has been so exhausting I’m just gonna be a nerd iconoclast and stuff. That, and most Star Wars novels are pretty awful. This isn’t going to …

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I didn’t even know you could write books about this: Marc Cerasini’s Godzilla vs. The Robot Monsters

Between Ann Leckie and Terry Pratchett, I think I’ve been on a quality literature kick lately. Or at least I was on a quality literature kick. Until now. Check it. C’mon. It was a quarter at a church yard sale. How could I pass this up? Honestly, I’m pretty glad I dropped those 25 cents …

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Book Review: Ann Leckie’s Ancillary Justice

There are a lot of different reasons to pick up a book. Sometimes it’s something from an author I’ve already read. Sometimes it’s a book a friend suggested for me. Sometimes (okay, a lot of the time) I’ll grab something just because it has a crazy title or picture on the cover. And sometimes, I …

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Book Review: Terry Pratchett’s Dodger.

Years and years ago, in my Junior year English class, we had to read Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations. I absolutely hated it. It was long, dense, and (most damningly) boring. Who the hell cares about some dull orphan named Pip trying to become an early 19th century “gentleman?” Not to mention it’s impossible to take …

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Book Review: Brandon Sanderson’s Steelheart

I need to stop reading YA novels. I never like them. Maybe I’m picking out the wrong ones. Maybe it’s my own fault. Maybe I read YA books with a more critical eye, so as to reaffirm “I’m an adult!” Then again, I watch a lot of cartoons, and those seem to hold up a …

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Book Review: David M. Ewalt’s Of Dice and Men.

In case you haven’t noticed, I’m a bit of a nerd. By “a bit of a nerd” I mean “a huge freaking nerd.” By “a huge freaking nerd” I mean “I’m probably going to a post-apocalyptic themed LARP this weekend where I will shoot nerf guns at zombies.” I may even just write up a …

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Book Review: The Know it All, by A.J. Jacobs

And I’m back! I’m running just a little late with this entry- been busy lately, not reading as much as I’d like. It also doesn’t help that I’ve decided to give National Write A Novel Month a go (again), only to realize a few days in that my concept is more difficult than I thought …

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Hallowread, Part 5! The Dead, by Mark E. Rogers

You guys, I think this year’s Hallowread is a bust. I’m just not excited about most of the stuff I’ve been reading, and I’m getting restless, wanting to move on to non-Horror books. I haven’t read any grindhousey 80’s horror along the lines of Blood Farm this year, which is kind of a shame. A …

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