What I’m Reading and What’s in the Queue 9/16/14

September 16, Tuesday

I’ve discovered that I accumulate books much faster than I can read them. So, at any given moment, I tend to have ONE book I’m reading and about fifteen I plan to get to. It’s pretty ridiculous.

Anyway, my slothfulness means that you can easily keep up with my reading, read the same books I am, and then compare your thoughts with mine when I write a new review.

So, here is just a quick list of some of the books I’m reading and have queued up to read. NOTE: I’m including links to purchase these items from Amazon, the same place I purchase nearly all my books.

Happy reading – we’ve got a lot of good stuff ahead!!

Currently reading:

Alas, Babylon - classic story about survival in the aftermath of nuclear war. Click to purchase.
El Capitán Alatriste – this is a recent historical fiction about a famous man of fortune in 17th century Spain. I’m learning Spanish, so I’m slowly reading this in Español. It’s also available in English. Click to purchase (English). Click to purchase (Spanish).

In the queue:

Lights Out – this is another survival-type story. Apparently it has some rough language, so beware. Click to purchase.
Journey to the Center of the Earth – Jules Verne’s classic. Click to purchase.
All Sail Set – A swashbuckling adventure. Not exactly sure what it’s about, but it is supposed to be a fun historical novel. Click to purchase.
The Young Carthaginian – Historical fiction from G.A. Henty. Novel geared toward young men, very informative about the period when Hannibal lived. Click to purchase.

There’s other books not on the list. I’ll add them when I get closer to taking them up.

Guardians of the Galaxy: A Review of My Favorite Movie This Year

Guardians of the GalaxyOKLAHOMA CITY – When I walked out of my third screening, there was no question: Guardians of the Galaxy is my favorite movie this year and my favorite since Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. I like practically everything about it. The characters, acting, music, story, CGI, humor and creativity are significantly better than most recent motion pictures, and they’re superior to every Marvel movie except maybe Iron Man. You’ll notice I didn’t say ‘and The Avengers.’ I didn’t forget it; turns out, I have several problems with The Avengers, and I welcome your excoriation.
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The Expendables 3: A Review of the Greatest Movie Ever Made

The Greatest Movie Ever

The Greatest Movie Ever

If you haven’t read my reviews of Expendables 1 and Expendables 2, you have shamed your families. You should read those reviews immediately if not sooner. Then you can read this review.
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Front Wars Update: 8-22-14

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Check out the newly updated Front Wars on iOS, Android and Windows Phone.

OKLAHOMA CITY – Front Wars dev Gregory Challant is releasing yet another update to his ultra-fun turn-based strategy game. This time around, Challant is releasing several big changes including improved AI, a revamped and expanded single-player campaign, and general bug fixes. This all in conjunction with keeping the still-delightful multiplayer intact.

For more information, check out my Front Wars review and strategy page. If you like strategy games, you should download Front Wars for iOS, Android or Windows Phone today. It’s great. :)

There's no better time to go BOOM than now. Download Front Wars today.

There’s no better time to go BOOM than now. Download Front Wars today.

Hercules – No, not the Disney one, the one with The Rock: A Review of Mythical Proportions

The Rock is HERCULES

The Rock is HERCULES

I recently saw Hercules on a whim with my buddy Chris. As Brazle would say, it was a movie. Strangely, I would recommend it. It’s basically entertaining. Aaaand….

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The Dark Frigate: A Roystering and Recherche Review

The Dark Frigate coverOKLAHOMA CITY – I recently completed Charles Boardman Hawes’ 1924 Newbery Award winning novel, The Dark Frigate. If you enjoy brisk, swashbuckling, well-written young adult adventures, then I recommend it. If thou dislike ye olde archaic Englishe, mayhap thou wouldst discover thyself served better if thou didst peruse some alternate volume. More on this later.
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EVO 2014: The World’s Greatest Evo Recap

Click here for my beginner’s guide to Evo 2014 and the FGC.

Evo 2014 | Feel the hype.

Evo 2014 | Feel the hype. (PHOTO BY DAVID ZHOU | POLYGON)

So, Evo 2014 is over. It was mostly amazing. I’ve decided to give grades to things that stood out most to me. These grades are objectively correct.

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