Random Angst consists of avid book readers who want to share their thoughts on the books that they have read. We enjoy reading and have a variety of different genres that we read. We have our favorite genres, of course, but enjoy reading all types of stories – hence the Random in Random Angst. This page serves as a list of staff members of RandomAngst.com and is a “get to know you” page.
I am Justin and have been reading as far back as I can remember. I can remember reading Greek mythology in 3rd grade and not being able to get enough of it. From there I moved on to the Chronicle of Narnia, the Prydain Chronicles, the Star Wars movie adaptations, the Han Solo Chronicles and The Hobbit. During my teens, I read mostly Fantasy with some Science Fiction. I read The Belgariad, The Mallorean, The Shannara Trilogy, The Thomas Covenant series, the Thrawn Trilogy, etc. Plus, I am a Star Wars nerd, so you will see the latest Star Wars novels reviewed here. 😉
I continued to read Fantasy, mostly, in college. After awhile the genre as a whole started to bore me and I had a hard time reading fantasy until a friend recommended The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan, and my imagination once again was sparked and I was again reading for fun. This lead me to George RR Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series, which I loved (but hated because it’s still unfinished with no end in sight!). I was introduced to the Dresden Files and the Alera Codex, thanks in part to my brother in law and fellow Angster, Marc, who wholeheartedly recommended it to me.
In December 2006, myself and some friends; started up a book club to read to discuss in depth our favorite fantasy novels. We began meeting once a month to discuss and share our latest favorites and over a short period of time, the club grew in size. We started to include friends who weren’t interested in Sci-Fi or Fantasy, but liked to read. We began to read other selections that have since broadened our interests and I have enjoyed reading different novels.
Random Angst was born as a monthly book club and has now expanded into cyberspace with hopes that we will find others with the same interests who can join us in reading and reviewing our favorite novels. Thank you for checking us out and I hope that we can provide you with some good reviews to help expand your reading interests.
Justin can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.