All entries for June 2015

June 10, 2015

Romantic Suspense Done Right

Stoking the Embers (Embers, #1)Stoking the Embers by Leslie Johnson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Easily the best romantic/erotic/thriller fiction I has read. Ken and Steph are just so compelling, and the story itself is edge of seat gripping. This is so good I bought and finished the next one straight after finishing it. Generally when a book makes me cry within the first 5 minutes of reading, it goes on my favorites shelf. It has all the right elements.



Strange Dystopian Fiction

The CarThe Car by Jude Fawley
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Maybe I'm too stupid, but I don't get this story. I really liked the concept and a couple of the characters were intriguing, but I want to know more. What happened to the world? Why is everyone stupid and not curious? Everything feels incomplete, which could be the point, but I just don't feel like I got much out of reading this. there's also quite a few typos, and some bad grammar. I hate to be nit-picky, but it annoys me a little.

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June 04, 2015

Life Before Modern Medicine: The Scary Reality

MalignedMaligned by Jude Fawley
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A scary journey into the world before modern medicine, where people who appear to be helping are actually killing customers and patients alike, through ignorance and arrogance. I liked the very flawed nature of the main characters involved. The ideas behind the story are interesting and well thought out. Unfortunately, the story itself isn't great it doesn't feel complete as a reader. Nevertheless, I enjoyed the slightly factual scary nature of Maligned.

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Solar Power

I really hoped this book would cover some of the more practical and legal requirements for installing solar power (either by panels or thermal heating) into your home. Unfortunately, all the concepts discussed are basic and badly explained. I really want to learn more about the solar power business sector. There's just so many things that the book could talk about, in depth and clearly, that it doesn't, and that for me is a huge shame.

Solar Power: The Viable Energy Solution for Your HomeSolar Power: The Viable Energy Solution for Your Home by Jesse Durfee
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

This is an extremely brief overview of solar cells. As a beginners guide, it doesn't do anything well. Concepts are not well introduced or explained, I'm currently working in this field, and even for me, there's not much solid information here. What it does give are places to start looking for more specific queries on using solar power in your house. But honestly these could probably all be found in a Wikipedia article. It doesn't cover the science of a solar cell, or how to set up a system. People that are interested in doing these things would probably already know the majority of the information this book contains.



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