Book Review 04: The Minute by Aaron Dietz

Book Review 04: The Minute by Aaron Dietz

     I just happened upon this short story from a Facebook link posted by one of my long time Internet friends. Books and movies about time travel pique my interest and as seems to be the theme for me this winter season, everything I’ve been reading involves time travel. Plus the short story, The Minute by Aaron Dietz, was just 99 cents on Amazon.com. I was drawn into the story within the first few pages. The idea that physically time travel is impossible, but that science had discovered a way to send our consciousness back to a specific point in time was intriguing. And to have a limit of one minute on your time travel experience, which one minute would you choose to relive? And honestly, what could go wrong in that one minute? The story went by quickly. The one minute time travel experience placed a restriction on the development of the characters and their ingenuity to break the cycle of an experiment gone wrong. Now I know this is just a short story (75 pages or so), but in the last month or so, I did read another short story that had great character development and a […]

0 Comments | Join in on the Conversation | Posted on December 31, 2013
Saturday Snapshot #03: Week of December 22, 2013

Saturday Snapshot #03: Week of December 22, 2013

Sunday: SNOW DAY! Finished The Pilgrim Glass.Monday: Got hooked on World of Warcraft.Tuesday: Played World of Warcraft instead of reading. What is wrong with me?!Wednesday: Watched the Walt Disney World Christmas Parade! Worked on some reviews. Celebrated Christmas with the in-laws.Thursday: Spent some of my Christmas gift cards and dropped by the library.Friday: Worked on reviews. Continued reading The Breath of God by Jeffery SmallSaturday: Striving to get a good way through The Breath of God.Books added to my Wish ListThe Shoemaker’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani. Featured in The Fussy Librarian on 12/26/2013.Of Stardust by February Grace. Featured in The Fussy Librarian on 12/20/2013.The Finish by Jade EbyCapricious by Jade EbyAgatha H and the Clockwork Princess by Phil & Kaja FoglioFeeding my AddictionsThe Dark Knight RisesThe Hidden Magic of Walt Disney World by Susan VenessTrue Blood Season 4Ashen Winter by Mike MullinThe Gilded Lily by Deborah SwiftAgatha H. and the Airship City A Girl Genius Novel by Phil & Kaja FoglioThe Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl by Barry LygaChecked out from the Library: The Breath of God by Jeffery SmallGift cards to Half Price Books, Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.What did you read or watch this week? Anything […]

0 Comments | Join in on the Conversation | Posted on December 28, 2013
Special Quote for Christmas: Miracle on 34th Street

Special Quote for Christmas: Miracle on 34th Street

One of my all time favorite Christmas movies is Miracle on 34th Street. The 1947 black and white version starring Maureen O’Hara and Natalie Wood. There’s a quote in that movie that gets me every time, especially that moment when Doris repeats the line to her daughter, Susan. Faith is believing when common sense tells you not to.So on this most special holiday for many people around the world, Second Run Reviews wishes you happiness and faith in the coming year. I hope Krampus doesn’t visit you. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Twitter Facebook 5 Google+ 0 Pinterest 0 StumbleUpon 0

0 Comments | Join in on the Conversation | Posted on December 25, 2013