Sunday, April 15, 2012

The Time Machine by H.G Wells

If you ever wonder what life will be like in the future (and I think everyone has done that at least once in their life) H.G Wells idea is definitely one to consider. The story revolves around a time traveler ( who I am fairly positive remains unnamed) teaching his colleagues how time travel works. He then demands them to come back in a week to hear his marvelous adventure.

The book, I found, was slow to begin with. It took Wells a significant amount of time to reach a climactic point and even then, I didn't find it that exciting. The book does have a good message ( hint: social classes) and Wells brought interesting points in regard to evolution. I give this novel 2.5 stars out of 5. If you are a fan of time travel and science fiction novels, you may like it more. 

However, I give fair warning that if you have seen the movie (either of them), I have to say that the movie and the book are absolutely nothing alike. The only similarity is that they share the same name. Do not expect to see romance of any kind in this novel. 

On that note, keep reading! I have a few good selections from the BBC coming your way ( don't tell anyone but one book starts with Oliver and ends with Twist), two more books in the Clan of the Cave Bear series, and the popular Hunger Game series.  Of course, I also have Book Updates coming , hints/suggestions for identifying first editions and tips on how to read more books in a year!

Well that't all folks

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

School, School, SCHOOL!

If you are reading this, you know now that I am still alive, and I will be posting again shortly. Between college, friends and family, and my new job, I do not get a huge opportunity to read. But I promise that I will start up again soon. The last time I posted, I was in Seattle and I had listed the four books I purchased while up there. I have read none of those yet (I know I know my bad), but I have read a few more books in the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich, two more books in the Clan of the Cave Bear series, and I finished the Hunger Game series along with a few single books. These will all be topic of my post for the next few weeks, and I also have a few pointers on identifying first edition novels for those of you who are interested. I need to thank everyone for being loyal enough to wait this long, and I promise your wait is over!

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