Category: Books

When you visit a persons blog, is it proper manners to leave a comment or is the tick on the hit counter enough? Well I have visited a few blogs and read a few posts and then moved on. At first I didn’t even think about not leaving a comment. But after I started my own blog, I learned how important it is to gather that feedback from other users. Now I am not asking for english lessons on proper grammar, sentence structure etc, but a simple comment acknowledging the topic or even if the post was interesting or not.
Now whenever I visit another users blog I try to leave a comment just to let the author know that a human has read their post and not some web bot. It is that personal connection to the community that I feel links all of us bloggers together. We may not all talk about the same things or agree with each other but we are in this together. So I feel it is important for everyone to leave a comment on a post that you read. I am not trying to collect hits on my site, I am just asking that if you read someones post, that you just leave a comment.
I feel like I am preaching so I am going to wrap it up here. Please leave a comment, even if you feel like the post sucks or you feel like the topic is redundant, then post a link to another post so the author can read it and maybe edit their post to include new information. There will be some that will disagree and that is ok, just tell me why you do.


Gears of War Anvil GateWith the Locust Horde apparently destroyed, Jacinto’s survivors have begun to rebuild human society on the Locusts’ stronghold. Raiding pirate gangs take a toll—but it’s nothing that Marcus Fenix and the Gears can’t handle. Then the nightmare that they thought they’d left behind begins to stalk them again. Something far worse, something even the Locust dreaded, has emerged to spread across the planet, and not even this remote island haven is beyond its reach. Gears and Stranded must fight side by side to survive their deadliest enemy yet, falling back on the savage tactics of another bloody siege—Anvil Gate. 

via Gears of War: Anvil Gate by Karen Traviss – Trade Paperback – Random House.

A Game of Thrones


I just started the book A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin. So far it is an interesting book and is book 1 of the “A Song of Ice and Fire” Series. There are a ton of characters which is one of my only complaints. It is sometimes hard to remember who is who doing what. I am only about 4 chapters in so I am sure it will get less complicated so far. I’ve sat on this book for awhile but then I saw a commercial for the show they are doing on HBO based on the book. After seeing that I decided that as soon as I was done reading The Calling by David Gaider that I would start it. So far I am glad that I did start this and a little disapponted I didn’t start sooner since the summer is almost over. The books story is compelling and I am eager to see if the charcters storylines begin to merge into one. As I continue reading I will post updates but so far this is a must read for sci-fi fantasy readers.