J A Garrett

Curiously nerdy posts.

Zootopia review: More cute, less funny.

I don’t watch movie trailers. Among my friends, I’m kind of notorious for that. I hate how they always, always, ALWAYS give up parts of a movie that would be … Continue reading

March 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

Book review: I am Pilgrim, aka the Spy epic I never knew I wanted.

As I’ve said before, I have the odd luxury of really getting along with and liking my wife’s family. A big part of it is because they’re all readers – … Continue reading

March 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

Koko the Mighty:

My sci-fi kick continues! This time with a sequel that I’ve been looking forward to. Koko the Mighty, by Kieran Shea. This is the sequel to one of my favorite … Continue reading

January 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

Book review: Crossover, or androids gone wild.

I did a lot of reading over the holiday, due to not having work and also being away from my beloved gaming PC. So I should have quite a bit … Continue reading

January 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight… aka 9 angry Cowboys walk into a bar.

Last night, after a long vacation spent with family in Colorado, my wife and I settled in for a long weekend of doing nothing. That nothing was quickly quashed, though, … Continue reading

January 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

Book review: Nightwise

Another week, another book! I’m finally getting a trace of free time to read. This week, I read Nightwise, by R.S. Belcher.   To date, I’ve read all of R.S. … Continue reading

November 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Book review: The Aeronaut’s Windlass, aka Jim Butcher does steampunk.

Whew. I finally have some time to talk about this book. When I read a while back that Jim Butcher was doing a steampunk novel, I was torn. On one … Continue reading

November 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Stay tuned.

I haven’t had a chance to read much lately, sadly. The reasons for this are numerous. My dad is battling large cell lymphoma, and I was directly involved in donating … Continue reading

November 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

My thoughts on “The Kingkiller Chronicles” media blitz.

Whaaaaat!? An update that isn’t a book review? Weird, right? Well, this is a topic that is at least related to books, and is interesting to discuss with any fellow … Continue reading

October 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Snow Crash: So old that the title’s reference doesn’t even make sense anymore.

I’m not dead! I promise. I just work full time and go to school too. Time is a preciously small resource for me lately. But I haven’t stopped reading. I’ll … Continue reading

October 5, 2015 · Leave a comment
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