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Michael's Book Babble

I'm an indie author and a scribbler of inane babble. I talk about books I've read/liked. Or at least, that's the plan.


Most of the reviews will be considered "mini-reviews." Usually, it's mostly my reaction to what I've been reading. There are people who are far better at doing full and helpful reviews. But I still have fun doing them, and hope you enjoy them!

November 2017
text: A Sad Thanksgiving Holiday For Us
I’m sad to say that we had to put our cat Butters down today. He was 10 years old. He’d become very sick a few days ago and w...
The Last Werewolf is not what I expected it to be, but I enjoyed it. I listened to it on audio and the narrator was excellent...
November 2017
text: A first for me...
For the first time ever, I had to delete a book review on here. A few months back I reviewed Al Franken's latest book which...
November 2017
text: Our newest family member
On Sunday we rescued a tuxedo kitty from an animal shelter. Meet the latest family member, Bighetti (or "Big Head"). We ...
reviewed: An exciting, horrific, and at times charming epic
I think I’ve mentioned this in previous updates, but for the longest time I avoided Stephen King’s It. It just seemed way too...
It - Stephen King
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finished reading:
November 2017
My friend, who probably has better taste than me and far more in the way of patience, graciously allowed me to borrow her har...
November 2017
I'm not sure how to feel about this one so far. The prose is so packed full of metaphors and similes and oddly chosen adjecti...
Square 1-Dia De Muertos Task: Write an epitaph for your most hated book ever. Here Lies the Woman in Black, who nearly...
A beautifully written and touching story of what happens when the dead of the town of Merridale are suddenly visible and blue...
reviewed: "How's Annie? How's Annie?"
Holy crap. HOLY CRAP. Mark Frost's Twin Peaks: The Final Dossier answers so many questions after the revival, yet still l...
Twin Peaks: The Final Dossier - Mark Frost
October 2017
I may have gone a bit mad with yesterday's library haul, but so far my first pick seems to have been a great choice. Hague'...
text: Reading progress update: I've read 1091 out of 1477 pages.
Patrick Hockstetter. Holy crap. This section of the book was BRUTAL. I'd heard rumblings about how screwed up that kid wa...
It - Stephen King
My will to review has left the building so this book is getting shafted. Sorry book, you kept me entertained but the words ha...