Sleeping Giants [Review]

Title: Sleeping Giants
Author: Sylvain Neuvel
Publisher: Del Ray
Expected publication date: April 2016

 Synopsis via www.goodreads.com

17 years ago: A girl in South Dakota falls through the earth, then wakes up dozens of feet below ground on the palm of what seems to be a giant metal hand. Today: She is a top-level physicist leading a team of people to understand exactly what that hand is, where it came from, and what it portends for humanity. A swift and spellbinding tale told almost exclusively through transcriptions of interviews conducted by a mysterious and unnamed character, this is a unique debut that describes a hunt for truth, power, and giant body parts.


Waiting on Wednesday #6: Revenge and the Wild!!

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine, where bloggers try to appear cool and nonchalant about new books that are coming out. And to avoid the words "squeeeee" (or squaw if your spellcheck is malicious and only changes words when you don't notice), or the equivalent.

I have been buying books like they're going out of style (not anymore, thanks to the new Amazon Book Store in Seattle!!), so I DO have some time before my pick for this week's WoW comes out...


Top Ten Tuesday #9: Top Ten Book to Movie Adaptations That Bettter Not Suck

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish. This week:

Top Ten Book To Movie Adaptations I'm Looking Forward To or Ten Book To Movie Adaptations I Still Need To Watch

As to which I elegantly changed to: Top 10 Book to Movie Adaptations That Better Not Suck. (Because the wrath of Spinning Jenny is swift indeed...)


Quickie Review: Digital Fortress

Digital Fortress Digital Fortress by Dan Brown
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

To use a diplomatic phrase of my father's: This wasn't my favourite.

Initially I quite enjoyed reading about the NSA from a 1998 perspective. It was a digital "time-capsule," really! And the phrase used throughout the book - "who will guard the guards" was actually quite prophetic, as we now know what NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden knew.

There were just a some outdated (?) concepts that bothered me, I guess. Like the fact that they kept reminding the reader that Susan was a BEAUTIFUL mathematician. Or the scavenger hunt that Becker was on that kept either getting more complicated or convenient.

Also, the climactic ending went on a little long, and as Susan's last name was Fletcher, I started to picture Jessica Fletcher instead and it made me giggle a bit.

I definitely waffled between 2 and 3 stars, and I think I would have really liked this 17 years ago... so 1998 = 3 stars, 2015 = 2 stars. There. Everybody's happy.

But I'm glad I read it, as it's out of my wheelhouse. Yay change!

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Waiting on Wednesday #5: Illuminae!!

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

I've missed the last few Wednesdays due to busy-ness, so I'm glad I could get this one out!

I know it's technically against the rules (are there really any "rules" on the internet, though? Some philosophy today, here, on Spinning Jenny...), but I'm posting a book that was published on October 20, 2015. I feel legit about this, however, as I've ordered a HARD COPY online to be mailed to me at my HOUSE and I'm doing a little dance of excitement... Curious? Read on, my friend, read on...


Top Ten Tuesday #8: Top Ten Debut Authors That Have (or Had) Me Itchin' For More!

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme brought to you by The The Broke and the Bookish. This week:

"Top Ten Debut Authors Who Have Me Looking Forward To Their Sophomore Novel"(because when you love a debut you just are ITCHING to get your hands on the author's second book) or "Top Ten Sophomore Novels That I Loved Just As Much If Not More As The Author's Debut" (no one hit wonders heeeere!)" - BnB