Books

[Books] My Life at Rose Red, a tie-in book that shouldn’t exist

Tie-in books can serve a great purpose, whether it be to expand on the original medium's story or give it a different perspective. There are, however, some tie-in books that really aren't worth the paper they are printed on (or the data they're ebook'ed on). While I am a fan of ...
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[Books] I finally finished Stephen King’s Duma Key after 5 years

It has been one hell of a long journey, but after five long years, I finally finished Stephen King's Duma Key. That doesn't at all mean that it is a bad book, but rather shows my limited capacity for finishing tomes of text or reading in general. The journey started back ...
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[Books] A recent Cape Town bookstore excursion

A few weeks ago, a few friends, Tallulah, and I went book hunting in Cape Town. We managed to cover eight book shops in only a few hours, with each one being a treasure trove of goodies. There wasn't a single store where something wasn't purchased by the group. While ...
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[Books] My first Fighting Fantasy roleplay gamebooks

It’s always satisfying to find books you forgot you were looking for. It’s even more satisfying when you’ve never seen the titles available in your country ...
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[Books] New book purchases

My fiancé and I have been going a little crazy of late. How? Well, mainly with book purchases. It seems every store we step into either has a fantastic sale on, or we're finding gems at second-hand stores ...
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[Books] That time Wolverine teamed up with Picard

No, this isn't internet fanfiction, but an actual published novel. Today, I was checking through a friend's book collection when I came across this gem: Star Trek: The Next Generation / X-Men: Planet X. It's something I had never heard of before, and I needed to read it ...
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[Books] On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King

Last year, I received On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft for Christmas, but haven't had a chance to sit with it. I picked it up a few nights ago, and I'm struggling to put it down - so much so I'd skip work to carry on reading it ...
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[Books] My first Star Trek novels

Today is quite an exciting day for me. Not only have I purchased my first two Star Trek novels, but these are the first novels in my collection based on a TV series. Okay, so I do own comics based on movies, etc., but not TV shows ...
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[Books] Doctor Sleep by Stephen King

I managed to pick up Doctor Sleep on an absolute bargain (R69 from Bargain Books in Four Ways, Johannesburg) ...
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