Book of the Moment: Harry Potter & the Cursed Child

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The Books of the Moment is The Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany & Jack Thorne.

Ok! First of all, this book is amazing. It’s important to note that while it is a bundle of pages with words on it, it’s a SCRIPT, not a book. 2nd, it’s not 100% written by J.K. and you can pick up on that with some of the dialog.  If you can accept those caveats you are in for an amazing continuation of the legend of Harry Potter.

Best ‘thing’ I’ve read ALL summer! Go get this book, your wand and some chocolate frogs and let the magic wash over you! Welcome back to the world Harry & crew, you were missed!

Book of the Moment: Ms. Peregrines home for peculiar children

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Book of the moment: Miss Peregrine’s home for peculiar children

This is probably the best book I’ve read in one sitting since JK Rowling’s Harry Potter & Sorcerer’s Stone.

The story is engulfing. The characters are thought out and amazing. the setting is amazing, and the world created is marvelous. I tried to just read a chapter at a time, but ended up reading the whole book. (oh, and there’s pictures…alot of pictures, and the pictures make the book alive)

Book of the Moment – Star Wars Aftermath by Chuck Wendig

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The book of the moment is Star Wars Aftermath by Chuck Wendig

Before we even get into it, this book is amazing. So when Disney bought the Star Wars franchise, they also wiped out ALL of the previously made books and side stories so that they could start anew.

They did however start a new ‘Journey to Star Wars’ series…you know what, just go here.

Back to the book, and as there are spoilers (kinda? I think? I dunno). I’ll continue talking about it after the break (I know some people are avoiding any possible hints to what may or may not be in the movie)

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Book of the Moment – The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith

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The book of the moment is The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith.

Alrighty, lets get this out of the way RIGHT AWAY. Robert Galbraith = J.K. Rowling.

It’s a pen name the mother of Harry Potter made for another wonderful adult novel.

It’s the same vein as The Casual Vacancy (yup, there’s sex and murder), thus it’s an adult book. What’s amazing is Robert Galb…ugh[whatevs, I’m just going to use her real name] J.K. Rowling is bringing that same amazing Harry Potter writing style to adult books. It’s almost TOO visual.

A fun read, a joyful romp through real life England, and all told through one of the best authors of our age. [Go read it]

Book of the Moment – Wild Cards 1 – by multiple Authors (edited by George R.R. Martin)

Ok, don’t get too excited you Game of Thrones fans! This book is not written only by George R-Reezy Martin, but it does include a couple short stories by him. The whole book is a collection of short stories written by multiple authors (including some of my favorite guys like Roger Zelazny and Lewis Shiner), but all within the same world and  same characters. It’s amazing how all the authors bring their own funk and style to their individual parts while staying in the same world!

Long story short, this book is like if the X-Men were real. It’s about a crazy alien virus that infects humans, making some super human, and some into mutated freaks. Great read if you love sci-fi, fiction, and great story telling in general! AND, it’s just the first in a ‘trilogy’ of sorts, so there’s more to go after you read this one! It’s cold outside! Go get this book and curl up by a fire!

Book of the Moment – Zoo City by Lauren Beukes

You know those books that take a couple of chapters of being confused before you’re sucked in completely? Yeah, this is one of those.

The story is so awesome, and the detail of African life in a modern times remind me of how I felt after reading Thing Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe. I won’t describe it because any descriptions would contain spoilers, but this is an awesome book. Go put your eyes on it.