Thursday, January 24, 2013

Sunday, January 20, 2013

REVIEW: On the Island by Tracey Garvis-Graves

Title: On the Island
Author: Tracey Garvis-Graves
1st Published: 2011
Genre: Adult Fiction, Contemporary
Page Count: Paperback, 319 pages
Finish Reading: January, 2013
First Sentence(s): CH1 - ANNA: I was thirty years old when the seaplane T.J. Callahan and I were traveling on crash-land in the Indian Ocean. (excerpt)

Goodreads Synopsis: When thirty-year-old English teacher Anna Emerson is offered a job tutoring T.J. Callahan at his family's summer rental in the Maldives, she accepts without hesitation; a working vacation on a tropical island trumps the library any day. T.J. Callahan has no desire to leave town, not that anyone asked him. He's almost seventeen and if having cancer wasn't bad enough, now he has to spend his first summer in remission with his family - and a stack of overdue assignments - instead of his friends.

Anna and T.J. are en route to join T.J.'s family in the Maldives when the pilot of their seaplane suffers a fatal heart attack and crash-lands in the Indian Ocean. Adrift in shark-infested waters, their life jackets keep them afloat until they make it to the shore of an uninhabited island.

Now Anna and T.J. just want to survive and they must work together to obtain water, food, fire, and shelter. Their basic needs might be met but as the days turn to weeks, and then months, the castaways encounter plenty of other obstacles, including violent tropical storms, the many dangers lurking in the sea, and the possibility that T.J.'s cancer could return. As T.J. celebrates yet another birthday on the island, Anna begins to wonder if the biggest challenge of all might be living with a boy who is gradually becoming a man.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

REVIEW: Zed (A Cosmic Tale) By Michel Gagné.

Title: Zed: A Cosmic Tale
Author: Michel Gagné
Expected Publication: February 12th 2013 by Image Comic
Genre: Sci-Fi, Comic, Fiction, Dark Comedy
Page Count: Paperback, 280 pages
Finish Reading: January, 2013
First Sentence: Xandra is

(NetGalley) Synopsis: When a cute little alien named ZED demonstrates his invention to the Hierarchy of the Galaxy, something goes wrong — terribly wrong! Before long, ZED's universe is thrown into complete turmoil and our little hero must face nearly insurmountable odds trying to survive and save the very fate of his home world.

Imbued with a dark edge, peppered with pure silliness, and wrapped up in a childlike sense of wonder, ZED's adventures will keep readers tickled and captivated from start to finish.

Originally published in comic book form over a period of eleven years, ZED has been completely revised and remastered for this definitive edition.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

iTalk - 2013 Resolutions. Hello 200+ Subs!! Q&A?!


In where "iTalk" about stuff. Such as reaching 200 subscribers on YouTube... and some bookish resolutions...

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