It sure has been a while since I've actually written about books here, but as I just happened to finish one that I feel rather strongly about, I do feel the need to express some literary opinions. As a preface, here is a video I made a couple of weeks ago, in which I start … Continue reading Book Review: The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
The First Page of My Story
So all this time I've said I'm writing a book - and I am. I've been plotting and sorting out who my characters are, and that's all really important. But I hadn't yet actually written anything that will be IN the book until less than twelve hours ago. Today started out like many other Wednesday … Continue reading The First Page of My Story
How Being an Avid Fiction Reader Can Make You Feel Dumb
Before I knew it it was four in the morning and I had to be up in six hours and I simply didn't care. I momentarily thought about going back to that academic reading since I was now so awake, but I knew it wouldn't work. I knew that my energy was really adrenaline from the plot, and that no matter how much I live and love to learn, working-class politics of Victorian London was not going to inspire the same kind of focus and alertness in me as Dashner's plot twists. And to be honest, I felt a little dumb for it.
My 10 Greatest Literary Loves
Now, I already have a reading recommendations page on here, but there's this silly thing going around Facebook that I was tagged in, challenging me to list the top ten books that have affected me in one way or another. All of these are on my reading recommendations list, but I thought I would spend … Continue reading My 10 Greatest Literary Loves
The Catcher in the Rye
"It's full of phonies, and all you do is study so that you can learn enough to be smart enough to be able to buy a goddam Cadillac some day, and you have to keep making believe you give a damn if the football team loses, and all you do is talk about girls and liquor and sex all day, and everybody sticks together in these dirty little goddam cliques." - JD Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye pg. 131
An Experiment In World Building
If you could create any setting, anywhere at all, an entirely different world, what would be in it?
A Summer Spent Reading (3,059+ pages)
Do you ever tell yourself that you should sit down and write, only to feel that nothing worth writing about has happened in your life? This was me. All summer. Don't get me wrong, I did things in the last couple of months. I've been hiking, helping around the house, taking krav maga classes, spending … Continue reading A Summer Spent Reading (3,059+ pages)