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Swimming with Giants by Anne Collet
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Tales about the author's encounters with cetaceans and pinnipeds. While stories of this ilk have the potential to veer off into "new agey" territory, these absolutely do not. Collet is a marine biologist and in addition to describing various events i ...more
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Who Killed Mister Moonlight? by David J. Haskins
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I was a huge fan of Bauhaus and Love & Rockets during the 80s, but for as much as I liked them I did not know much about the people behind the music. Here, bassist David J. talks about his life, the bands, and some of the stories behind the music ...more
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A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms by George R.R. Martin
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A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms is a collection of three previously published short stories taking place in GRRM's Westeros. The tales center around Dunk the knight and his squire Egg, and take place about 100 years prior to the Song of Ice and Fire b ...more
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A List of Things That Didn't Kill Me by Jason  Schmidt
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This memoir is amazing and sad and horrifying and wonderful, all at the same time. We've all know there are people out there whose parents abuse them, who are poor, who have grown up in pretty bad circumstances, but we usually never meet them. Here w ...more
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Armada by Ernest Cline
Armada
by Ernest Cline (Goodreads Author)
read in October, 2015
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Like many other readers I opened this book hoping it would be a bit like Cline's previous novel, Ready Player One. While there are a few slight parallels, Armada is a much different story, which is fine. But it certainly did not make an impact on me ...more
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As You Wish by Cary Elwes
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As the subtitle implies, this is a collection of stories and memories from "Westley/The Man in Black" that happened surrounding the filming of The Princess Bride. Additionally, there are sidebars from director Rob Reiner and the (remaining) principal ...more
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So, Anyway... by John Cleese
So, Anyway...
by John Cleese
read in September, 2015
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I've been a fan of Monty Python and affiliated projects for the past 35 years so I looked forward to reading Cleese's autobiography. I enjoyed reading about how he got into comedy and show business, and, as you might imagine, it was hilarious in plac ...more
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Roadshow by Neil Peart
Roadshow: Landscape With Drums
by Neil Peart
read in August, 2015
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A memoir of a different sort by the drummer from my favourite band, Rush. Peart has written other autobiographical books concerning specific parts/times in his life, but this is the first focusing on his concert tours. It was interesting to read not ...more
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Dharma Punx by Noah Levine
Dharma Punx: A Memoir
by Noah Levine
read in July, 2015
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An autobiography written by a drug-addicted street punk-turned Buddhist practitioner. It was interesting in terms of reading firsthand how low one can sink into the depths of addiction and despair, and then be able to not only climb out of that, but ...more
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Working Stiff by Judy Melinek
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A physician's account of her time working a fellowship in the NYC medical examiner's office. This is her own account of some of the autopsies she has performed and the mysteries she tried to solve by doing so. I have read several similar books but th ...more
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