Daniel Keyes – Flowers For Algernon

Sometimes I wish I was intelligent enough to get into Mensa. Well, maybe not quite Mensa, but I do wish things came more easily to me than they do – things that take some people around me a just couple of hours take me a couple of days, at least, and it frustrates the living […]

Science Fiction Challenge II

Mish (@ Stage And Canvas) is hosting the Science Fiction Challenge again, which started in August! I know, I know, I’m a little late to the party, but hey! you know what they say, right? Better late than never and all that? Anyway, I enjoy sci-fi (and fantasy), so I’m quite looking forward to this […]

David Mitchell – Cloud Atlas

In January 2009, I was introduced to the wonderful world of David Mitchell by a friend, who lent me the surreal number9dream – a book I absolutely loved. She proceeded to lend me Cloud Atlas next, and it’s been sitting abandoned on my unread shelf for about a year now, as I’ve been reluctant to pick […]

Terry Pratchett – Equal Rites

Terry Pratchett’s Equal Rites is the third book of the Discworld series, and, it’s the first Discworld book that I have read. Equal Rites explores the world where women cannot be wizards, and men cannot be witches. However, when a dying wizard visits a blacksmith, things in the wizarding world are about to change. The […]

John Christopher – The Death Of Grass

Background: While this month, my blog entries seem to be focused a lot on the Take A Chance challenge, it’s only because the challenge is up end of month, and I am actually trying to finish it. After this, I only have one more challenge to tackle, and I’ve already started the final book (David […]

The Sci-Fi Challenge

Mish @ Stage and Canvas is hosting the Sci-fi challenge, which basically encourages the participants to read “3.14 or 8 sci-fi books from August 28 2009 to August 8 2010″. I quite enjoy sci-fi, despite it not being a genre that seems to feature a lot on this blog. So, taking on this challenge makes […]

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