I’m a writer and I want to write. This I know through and through, balls to bones. Like most other writers I have a desire to write a book. Perhaps it’s the thrill of seeing my name in the spine of a cover which will one day grace the bookshelves of many. Maybe it’s the… Read more The Modern Novel: A Self Study Course for This Aspiring Novelist
Last week I did something I don’t remember having done for at least two years: I didn’t post anything on this site, at least nothing of consequence. If you’re wondering how it felt, don’t. The reason I took the hiatus was because I’ve been so swamped with matters of life, work, and money (learning, not… Read more Sure I’m Busy. Still Beats Getting Killed by a Manticore
I just finished reading George Orwell’s 1984. Yes, I know, most of us read this in high school, but I come from Florida, where the standard high school reading includes not much more than My Pet Goat, at least in public schools, which should tell you that I wasn’t among one of these. After knowing… Read more 1984: A Quick and Dirty Review (Crimethink for the Rest of Us)
Alright, this was supposed to be a much longer post, but — darn it! — I didn’t save it and it apparently went bye bye. So instead, here’s a short list and one sentence short overview of the books I’ve plowed through in the past two two weeks.
To clarify, this message aimed at is all of the parents (or about-to-be-parents) who read this blog (not just at my parents). Also, if you’re not a parent, or about to be one, you’ll probably want to forgo this, although you’ll probably at least want to forward it to someone who falls into one of… Read more Any Parents in the Audience? A Favor, If You Please
The following are some points that stood out to me while reading How to Get Rich, by Donald Trump, listed here by chapter. I’ve bolded both chapter titles (which are lessons in themselves) and extremely important points within the quotes. I’ve also added some personal observations in [brackets].
Myst: The Book of Atrus, is the first novel in the Myst series of books, which expands on the universe used in UbiSoft’s Myst series. In this piece I will be giving a short synopsis of the book as well as do an overall review. (Warning: Some spoilers! If you don’t want to read the… Read more Myst: The Book of Atrus – Synopsis and Review
A few days ago I started reading Sir Thomas Malory’s book Le Morte D’Arthur. After a few hours, I stopped. In that time I made the following observations, which should explain why I stopped:
I’m a bookworm. I loooooove books, which is one of the reasons my first few jobs were in bookstores. I loved being surrounded by books. Loved it then; love it even more now. I’m in the middle of moving a few bookshelves around, so to make the job easier I decided to stack all my… Read more I [Heart] Books
Alright, too much car talk, as was recently pointed out by a reader. Time for another edition of Le Linkage to move things in another direction! (Actually it was moving in another direction anyway, and there are another couple of car posts coming up. My sister’s car was just stolen, so I’m helping her find… Read more Le Linkage #9