Category Books & Quotes

A link repository for free books & literature

Good Morning! This post will act as a link repository, connecting you the reader to sites which may have a free version of the book or literature you are looking for. I have also added a small description of each site where it is warranted. Most sites are legal and in good standing with the current justice system […]

Blinkist – An App to Occupy an Empty Mind

One day out of the blue, I became really upset with all the time I was spending looking at meaningless data on my phone.  What I’m talking about is perusing Instagram for a little and then trolling endless YouTube videos.  I caught myself in a cycle and finally had the courage to confront myself about […]

A writing response to the Aeneid

The Aeneid, originally published in 19BC, is a Latin epic poem, written by Virgil. Most likely penned between 29 and 19 BC, it tells the legendary story of Aeneas, a Trojan warrior who travelled the seas to Italy, where he became the ancestor of the Romans. It comprises 9,896 lines in dactylic hexameter. This response will provide some incite […]

A Little Then & Now:The Stars of Balleymenone

A compare & contrast article of Henry Glassie’s World Vs The Modern Day, in regards to architecture and housing of the common man in Ireland. The book itself gives a rich glimpse into an intimate art form, the traditional oral performance with a focus on the talented individuals of Ballymenone, County Fermanagh, Ireland. When Henry Glassie […]

“The Fall” by Albert Camus – Book Review

This book review is over “The Fall” by Albert Camus, published by Vintage Publishing. It is a phenomenally quick read with only 147 pages and good sized print. The book itself was the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957, which says something of its depth and perspective. The author has an interesting […]

“Diaspora” by Greg Egan – Book Review

Good Morning! The book review today is over Diaspora, by Greg Egan. Published by HarperPrism. I wont lie, Diaspora starts out with hard-core scientific jargon and keeps it up as it rushes through the cosmos right up to the finale. This book is a 277 page tough read, not because its bad, but because the terminology […]

“I Wear the Black Hat” by Chuck Klosterman – Book Review

Good Evening! Here is another book review for “I Wear the Black Hat” (IWBH), by Chuck Klosterman, published by Scribner. The Chuckster as I like to refer to him (I am sure he would hate it…but it fills me with a child-like joy) is a Best-Selling author and has written a plethora of works such as Sex, Drugs, […]

“Gravity” by George Gamow – Book Review

Welcome! This is a book review over “Gravity” by Dr. George Gamow. Dr. Gamow (pronounced  ɡaməf in russian) born Georgiy Antonovich Gamov, was a theoretical physicist and cosmologist. He was born in the Russian Empire in 1904 and discovered alpha decay via quantum tunneling. During his career he worked on  multiple different areas of study, including the […]

“The Catcher in the Rye” by J.D. Salinger – Book Review

Hey guys! Here is another book review, this one is over J.D. Salinger’s “The Catcher in the Rye“. A classic read which people still buy to this day, as 250,000 copies are still sold each year, with total book sales of approximately 65 million (wowza, #winning, #killingit). This novel was written in 1951 and was quite […]

“Polaris” by Jack Mcdevitt – Book Review

Good Morning! The book review today is over Polaris, by Jack McDevitt, through ACE Publishing. Its a pretty quick read itself, at 370 pages, and I was able to finish in an afternoon. It is a unique sci-fi/mystery novel and it’s written in the first person. I don’t want to give out any spoilers but […]