Book List, Books, Fiction

Fiction Books to Read This Spring and Summer

I recently got my hands on Buzz Books 2017 Spring and Summer edition. After reading many excerpts, I am excited to share some titles that I am eagerly looking to read this year. Yet, I might not be able to read and finish all of them, the sole purpose of sharing these titles right now is that if you decide to read any of them, I hope to read your views on them.

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Books, eReaders, Graphic Novels

Read Graphic Novels on a Kindle

Reading Graphic Novels on a computer is awesome but you can read them on a eye-friendly-screen such as your Kindle. In some steps you can make it happen.

The process of converting a graphic novel to be able to read it on a Kindle is simple. Graphic novel files are either in CBZ or CBR format and you use Calibre (an ebook manager), and convert them to MOBI format and then copy the file to your Kindle.

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Book Reviews, Books, Graphic Novels, Non-Fiction

REVIEW: Maus – My Father Bleeds History

I picked this book on a friend’s recommendation and I must say, while reading it, I could not put it down. Maus is a two part series graphic novel written by American cartoonist and contributing artist for The New YorkerArt Spiegelman. It’s also a memoir as well as an autobiographical work.

After reading it, I was surprised how much I enjoyed this graphic novel. There is a uniqueness to the concept and the how it is illustrated with story telling. Art Spiegelman has done a great job with story telling, I must say. The illustration or the graphical part is an excellent addition to decipher the incidents or certain scenarios the author wants the reader to focus on.

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Books, Dystopia, Fiction, Reviews

BOOK REVIEW: Find Me by Laura van den Berg

Laura van den Berg’s debut novel FIND ME is a rare novel. You won’t find it on everyone’s bookshelf, and if you do, make a plea to let you read it, stop everything, and start reading. In this, you explore a dystopian future in which the major cause is an ‘epidemic of forgetting’— a disease that begins with memory loss and silver blisters on the skin.

FIND ME is a gripping, imaginative, with some grim fun elements, tale of a young woman named Joy Jones who is a grocery store clerk working outside Boston and nursing an addiction to cough syrup, an attempt to suppress her troubled past, when the epidemic starts. Abandoned by her mother in winter when she was a baby, Joy grew up in foster care and group homes. She is haunted by the original abandonment and by a series of disturbing events, some of which are shrouded in the mysteries of memory. However, Joy seems to have a single advantage. She is one of a small group of people who are immune to the memory disease.

Shortly afterward, Joy is invited to a former state psychiatric hospital in Kansas where doctors claim to be studying those who are immune to the disease in order to find a cure. She shares a room with a young man named Louis and in their group are two twins. Pilgrims appear outside the hospital windows. While watching television at the hospital Joy realizes that her mother is an undersea archeologist who hosts a television show called Mysteries of the Sea. She begins to research who her mother is and to imagine where she comes from, and what her identity might be. Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Find Me by Laura van den Berg”

Fiction, Reviews

BOOK REVIEW: SMOKE

SMOKE

by Nigel Bird

Smoke: A Novella

I finished this book today. There is no doubt that it is a hard read if you’re a sensitive person. I mean to say it features Scottish gangland brutality, often to the young or to women, and there are scenes of dog-fighting. It’s not a fun read. However, it depends on what you want from your reading. It was quite a new way of fiction for me. This book was no delight for me, but it might turn out for you. I have not experienced with the author’s other works and I feel reluctant to judge him by this novella. I won’t be spoiler as it’s a short read. I would still recommend this in case you’re interested in enjoying some new author or in reading this specific genre, please go ahead and give it a try.