Read a book with water on the cover.
I wish I hadn't waited so long to read this.
Wonderful sword and sorcerer type fantasy.
Reminds me a bit of The Dragonbone Chair by Tad Williams, but with more humor.
I did sometimes want to shake the old wizard til his teeth rattled.
I wonder how old he actually is.
I went with read a book page whose count ends 1, 9, 2, 6.
If you like adventure stories where the MC is shipwrecked on a desolate island this is a good read.
After the second castaway shows up, some bits stretch believably quite a bit, and the fortuitousness of some things (oh, look! what we just happen to have in the ladies basket...) made me irritable with their convenience.
It gets a bit heavy in the religious explanations by his companion later on, but in context it doesn't feel preachy, just tedious. I think those portions could have been shortened extensively, although due to the circumstances of the 2 came to be on the island they couldn't be removed.
Overall though, an enjoyable easy read without major conflicts.
What I would call a smooth read.
A fun read, reminiscent of Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy with it's seemingly completely unrelated scenes.
A private eye gets stuck in some sort of virtual reality and has to escape to save the world by using the least most obvious least most obvious way so the guy who put him in there doesn't stop him. Why he doesn't call it the second least most obvious way I don't know. Maybe that's too obvious.
It was also Free Book Friday when I rolled, but this particular books covers both options so I'm going with the obvious one. Or the least obvious.
DNF at 40%.
I thought it was going to be about killer pigs.
No such luck. Just some weird disjointed murder thriller centered around the corporate takeover of a pork rind plant.
Up to this point the only part that makes any sense is we know 2 people are dead and no one is happy.
The guy who hallucinates the company mascot when he's over tired is a nice touch, but not worth the effort.
A dr out for petty revenge infects Hitler's Nazi Germany with a rabies based virus that turns people into zombie like creatures within hours of being bitten or scratched.
It sounded like fun, and in the hands of a more experienced author could have been a good alternate history.
Instead, it mostly sucked.
The writing was stilted and juvenile, and I don't think it was meant to be a middle grade level book.
I would have DNF'd at about 25%, but my Kindle version (it was free back in 2012) has some awesomely screwed formatting in regards to the page numbers. Goodreads and Amazon say it has 410pgs - the book said I was WAY past that at 25%, and it ended with over 2000pgs showing. I couldn't figure out where I was, so I slogged it out. Next time I'll just take the zero. LOL
Help me if you can, I'm feeling down
And I do appreciate you being round
Help me, get my feet back on the ground
Won't you please, please help me
This was an interesting read about the Danes invading Wessex just before Alfred became king.
I have no idea how accurate it is, but I enjoyed it.
186 pgs toward my release from jail.
(Write me a letter send it by mail
Send it in care of the Birmingham jail)
That's going to be running through my head forever.
(Go directly to jail, do not pass Go, do not collect $200)
I wish my elder son were home - I want to play Monopoly now.
Rolled 2, double 1's, and landed here:
Which sent me here:
Question: Is the requirement 500, 300, or 100 pages.
I have seen all 3 numbers in relation to being In Jail.