Daryl Reads

I love books, too much. I could never read all the books I have but keep buying more if they sound good...

Snakes & Ladders #4

Snakes & Ladders #4


You rolled 2 dice:

1 1


Landed on square 18. Set in a school.... took awhile to find one but am going to read Mrs. Pringle by Miss Read.

Snakes & Ladders #3

The Memory of Earth - Orson Scott Card

Was on square #13 and rolled two dice and got three and so am at square #16. Read a fantasy. I've chosen The Memory of Earth by Card as it has been on my shelf for years...



Fantastic Novel...

The Disappeared - Kristine Kathryn Rusch

First in my Snakes & Ladders read... and honestly, I rolled two sixes (I'm not lying!) so I'm at space 13. Have to read a book by a male author. Either Redliners by David Drake or For Us Humans by Steve Rzasa. This is fun!

Snakes & Ladders #1

The Disappeared - Kristine Kathryn Rusch

I decided to (finally) do the Snakes & Ladders book reading thing. Here is #1 (woman author).

Reading progress update: I've read 634 out of 1160 pages.

Shadow of Victory - David Weber

Some days I would rather hit myself with a brick than read this (oh wait, this book IS a brick). Why do I persevere?

Risen Novelization

Risen: The Novelization of the Major Motion Picture - Paul Aiello, Kevin Reynolds, Angela Elwell Hunt

What a great novel with such interesting personal perspectives on Jesus' resurrection from different characters. Excellent read and I so want to get the movie now...!

A Pleasant Surprise

From Garden To Grave (The Leafy Hollow Mysteries, #1) - Rickie Blair

A very well written cozy mystery. So enjoyable. Free on Kobo!

A Powerful Book

The Holiness Of God - R.C. Sproul

This is a powerful and vital book. A must read and so important for the church today. Amazing... if I could give this more stars I would!

Galactic Patrol - E.E. "Doc" Smith, John Clute
Best of the series yet, worth the read. Interesting early sci-fi.

A Must Read for Anyone and Everyone!

No God but One: Allah or Jesus?: A Former Muslim Investigates the Evidence for Islam and Christianity - Nabeel Qureshi

This is a powerful book. A must read for any Muslim, Christian or Athiest just to understand the differing perspectives. Unbelievable work by the author! Thank you Nabeel for this fantastic book!

Recruits: Great Read!

Recruits - Thomas Locke

This was a fantastic book. Referred to as Young Adult this is also an amazing and gripping read for adults. Great writing, awesome plot; I cannot wait for the second in the series! Locke is a great writer!

Science-Fiction at its best.

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The Word Endangered (The Face of the Deep, Book 3) - Steve Rzasa

This was a fantastic read. I love classic science-fiction adventure (opera?) novels done well and this is a perfect example. Steve Rzasa's novels keep getting better and this is the best one yet in the series. I did not read Broken Sight which takes place prior to this story but I look forward to doing so.


Overall, the writing is excellent an awesome story and indepth plot-line that expands the created universe. I really hope this is not the end of this series. Such a unique concept for a series.


A must read!

The Aeronaut's Windlass: The Cinder Spires, Book 1 - Jim Butcher, -Penguin Audio-, Euan Morton

This is truly an excellent book. Awesome story, clean story-telling, little to no swearing which was surprising but very pleasant. I listened to the audiobook and it did seem a little long but I wonder if reading it would have felt different... I will read the next one in the series when it comes out.

Double Edge - Thomas Locke

This was a great teaser to the new series by Thomas Locke.... Well written suspense thriller.          

The Word Unleashed

The Word Unleashed - Steve Rzasa

A great second book in this series. Excellent story and writing. There were numerous formatting errors in my ebook edition (i.e. missing parts of sentences at the beginning of some chapters, etc.) that I found very distracting.

Overall a great Sci-Fi read. Looking forward to reading the next book soon...

Reading Habits

  1. Do you have a certain place in your home for reading? Not necessarily although the bedroom primarily.
  2. Bookmark or random piece of paper? Bookmark preferably but I'll use whatever is at hand. 
  3. Can you  just stop reading or do you have to stop read after a chapter / certain number of pages? I'm very intentional about my reading and aim for a certain number of pages / day. I prefer to stop at a chapter break or another break...
  4. Do you eat or drink while reading? Often
  5. Multitasking: music or TV while reading? No. I am easily distracted.
  6. One book at a time or several at once? I am always reading at least two, usually more books at once.
  7. Reading at home or everywhere? I read everywhere I can get a solid few minutes.
  8. Reading out loud or silently in your head? Silently.
  9. Do you read ahead or even skip pages? Very, very rarely.
  10. Barking the spine or keeping it like new?  Ugghh. Please don't break the spine!!!
  11. Do you write in your books? Very rarely.

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