The Song of Achilles – A Book that Broke My Heart

★★★★


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Greece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the court of King Peleus and his perfect son Achilles. Despite their difference, Achilles befriends the shamed prince, and as they grow into young men skilled in the arts of war and medicine, their bond blossoms into something deeper – despite the displeasure of Achilles’ mother Thetis, a cruel sea goddess. 

But when word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped, Achilles must go to war in distant Troy and fulfill his destiny. Torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus goes with him, little knowing that the years that follow will test everything they hold dear. 

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Sleeping Giants – A Hidden Gem in Science Fiction

★★★★

(4.5/5)


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A girl named Rose is riding her new bike near her home in Deadwood, South Dakota, when she falls through the earth. She wakes up at the bottom of a square hole, its walls glowing with intricate carvings. But the firemen who come to save her peer down upon something even stranger: a little girl in the palm of a giant metal hand.

Seventeen years later, the mystery of the bizarre artifact remains unsolved—its origins, architects, and purpose unknown. Its carbon dating defies belief; military reports are redacted; theories are floated, then rejected.

But some can never stop searching for answers.

Rose Franklin is now a highly trained physicist leading a top secret team to crack the hand’s code. And along with her colleagues, she is being interviewed by a nameless interrogator whose power and purview are as enigmatic as the provenance of the relic. What’s clear is that Rose and her compatriots are on the edge of unraveling history’s most perplexing discovery—and figuring out what it portends for humanity. But once the pieces of the puzzle are in place, will the result prove to be an instrument of lasting peace or a weapon of mass destruction?

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My Life in September – Monthly Wrap Up

And so, September has come and gone. This has certainly been quite the month for me. School started at the end of August so I have been busy to the point of desperation and yet, a lot of good things have happened this month. For example, I turned 21 this month! In the end, through all that happened, it’s all turned out well. Here is what I did in the month of September.

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Book Review

★★★★


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“Harriet Vanger, a scion of one of Sweden’s wealthiest families disappeared over forty years ago. All these years later, her aged uncle continues to seek the truth. He hires Mikael Blomkvist, a crusading journalist recently trapped by a libel conviction, to investigate. He is aided by the pierced and tattooed punk prodigy Lisbeth Salander. Together they tap into a vein of iniquity and corruption”

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Leigh Bardugo Book Signing!

It is no secret that Leigh Bardugo has come out with a new book, The Language of Thorns, and that it is absolutely beautiful. I mean, look at it! It’s beautiful both covered and naked!


This book was released on Tuesday, September 26, 2017, and already people are raving. So, it is with great pride that I say that today, Thursday 28, 2017 (by the time I publish this it would have been yesterday), I got to meet Leigh Bardugo for the second time and get my copy of the novel signed.



The event was extremely crowded, close to two hundred people were there, and I have never been so happy. A few years ago, when Six of Crows first came out, there were less than half of those people at Leigh signing. This time around, it was so crowded that I had to stand in the back because they had run out of seats.

And yes, I was a little bitter to be standing, but I was also so happy because Leigh definitely deserves all of her fans and all of the people that were so eager to meet her.

Just as before, Leigh was super friendly and funny, and I loved hearing her talk. When the signing began, and I went up to her, I told her how I had told everyone I knew to read Six of Crows. My friend, who I converted to the fandom, went with me as well. We took pictures, and Leigh signed our books. In the end, she thanked me for being a book pusher and getting people to read her books. It was absolutely wonderful.

All in all, I had a wonderful time and just wanted to share it with you all.