So… as some of you may know, I run a bookstore, which means that I know about tons of books before they’re published. So I’ve decided to start doing a thing I’m gonna call Bookwatch, where I let you all know about the coolest new books I’ve read, and when they’ll be hitting the shelves!

Willful Machines by Tim Floreen (releases Oct 2015)

This book. THIS BOOK!!!

I literally read the whole thing in one day because I could not put it down. Here is a short list of some of the things you’ll find in this book:

-Gay robots
-A seriously adorable love story oh mY GOD

The story is amazing. I seriously have not been this impressed by a book in a while. I couldn’t put it down and by the end I was hanging onto every word. The characters are amazing and the themes are hella deep. It’s all about things like, why are robots and humans really that different? What does it mean to be human? And all that good stuff. ROBOTS

I’ll definitely be stocking this book in october this year. This is the author’s first novel, which makes it even more impressive. Please do yourself a favor and head over to your favorite bookstore and pick yourself up a copy when it comes out!

The Political Science Shelf.(Book review): An article from: Internet Bookwatch

The Political Science Shelf.(Book review): An article from: Internet Bookwatch

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Bookwatch #4

The Illumination by Kevin Brockmeier

“What if our pain was the most beautiful thing about us?” Ok so this line hooked me. Had to buy it. I’ll be honest, I don’t know really anything about this book or the author. But I guess something called an Illumination happens and everyone’s wounds begins to shine and glow and shimmer and visually that sounds beautiful. 

Orbwatch: there hasn’t been enough change in the dinosaur today to necessitate a photo, but it is bigger, that much is certain – somewhere between one and a half and two times its starting size. Will I wake up tomorrow and immediately look at it like a kid rushing downstairs on Christmas morning? You bet!

Bookwatch: I have literally run out of things to revise for this exam, so I’ve started a book, which seems pretty neat; it looks like it’s about immigration and the human condition mingled with a much more respectful and aware usage of the folklore and mythology of specific cultures than you normally get, and all of these topics are close to my heart. Let’s hope it doesn’t get worse as it goes on. It’s called, since somehow I’ve got this far without mentioning it, The Golem and the Djinni.

Skywatch: we still have not identified the strange pale thing in the sky above the trees but below most of the blue bit. Though we don’t yet know why it glows like that, or why it only comes out at night, our in-house scientist has reported that “it’s probably some kind of bird, maybe a duck or other waterfowl. Who knows. I’ll call my sister. She’s really into birds. I’m not, though, which can make things awkward. Like, one time she was going birdwatching and I didn’t have the heart to say I didn’t want to come with her, but I think that sometime into the second hour she must have noticed that I didn’t want to be there, because things got really tense. She never said anything, because she’s kinda nervous and finds conflict stressful, but you know. I keep thinking back to how we sat on the train together, on the way back that afternoon, just … silent. I should have said something. I haven’t seen her in months now.” He then paused for a long moment, staring at the coffee machine but seeing in its plastic casing something that was never visible anywhere but within his own head. “I haven’t seen her in months,” he repeated softly. “I should have said something. I should have said something.”

Meanwhile, we had just looked at the sky surrounding the pale thing, and were rendered unable to listen to him due to a sudden fit of terror occasioned by its barren vastness.

Bookwatch #3

Falcons On The Floor by Justin Sirois

Pretty excited to read this book about the first siege of Fallujah. I’ve never been much of a war book guy, but I’ve heard such good things about this book, and how artistic it is, especially in a war novel.