Top 16 of 2016: A Year in Review

Anyone who hasn’t been living under a rock for the past 12 months already knows 2016 was… well, it was. A seemingly endless barrage of difficult events made 2016 a year that is already established in internet infamy. It wasn’t all bad however. In fact, 2016 was a pretty good year for me. I generally […]

The North Water: A Novel (Intro)

Every year in December, The New York Times publishes their best books of the year. Each year I eagerly scan through and then don’t read any of them. Not so this year! This year a book peaked me interest so much I immediately placed a hold on it at my local library. While the Times’ description of Ian […]

Dune by Frank Herbert (Book Review)

There was a lot of hype built up around my reading of the Sci-Fi classic Dune. Ostensibly labelled the greatest science fiction novel of all time, Frank Herbert’s 1965 novel about the transformation of a young Duke’s heir into a legendary leader know as Muad’Dib on the desert planet Arrakis certainly lived up to expectations. That […]


Everyone has one of those books that they are constantly seeing referenced or recommended. It’s the one that is always at the top of your reading list but whenever you’re at the library you find yourself skipping over it in favor of more flashy titles below. For me – Sci-Fi nerd to the core – […]