I finished reading Skylights by Luther M. Siler a week or two ago. Siler was the first indie author I followed when I joined WordPress three years ago. I’ve been intending to read this book for forever, and boy am I glad I got around to it. Continue reading SKYLIGHTS: A Fun and Exciting Sci-Fi Romp
….AKA Nick Offerman is not Ron Swanson but you’ll love his meat-loving, wood working self anyway. Continue reading Saturday of Book Reviewing – Offerman’s Paddle Your Own Canoe
This week I figured I’d cover another classic everyone but me seems to have read: Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha. Written in 1922, this novel follows its titular character through his wacky life from theology student to selfish heathen to terrible father to enlightened boatman. Continue reading Saturday of Book Reviewing – Siddhartha
Serendipitously coinciding with Pride Month, I read, and am now reviewing, a novel with lesbians! And mermaids. Obviously.
“…Madness is the emergency exit…”
I think part of being a good writer is being a good reader. And a part of being a good reader means reading a plethora of different medias and styles and genres. Also: Batman is the uberawesome. Hence, another random review of something I recently read! Continue reading Saturday of (Comic) Book Reviewing – Batman: The Killing Joke
Henry Charles Bukowski was a drunk. Like seriously, an alcoholic. And it seeps into this body of work, adding flavor and intensity. Akin to a decent aged whiskey. Continue reading Saturday of Book Reviewing – Bukowski’s Tales Of Ordinary Madness
Medieval British History is my wheelhouse. I’m not an expert by any means, but learning about the English royalty is actually what first sparked my academic interest in history during high school. Who was the Black Prince and how did he get such an awesome moniker? How accurate were the popular tales about Richard I’s crusade? I just wanted to learn more, and I did throughout college.
One oft-lamented aspect of the field of history by academics is the prevalence of popular history, particularly in film, television, and non/fiction. Popular history tends to take a wide, mass-appeal approach to the telling of history. The argument against these forms of history is that they are often more focused on a gripping narrative than on actual historical accuracy or objectivity. This is undeniable in many such works. Continue reading Book Review: LIONHEART, by Sharon Kay Penman