Now that I have a bit more free time on my hands I’ve reinvigorated my interest in reading novels, and I came across a great series by accident. I wandered into a cute independent book store near my office, Magic City Books. Since I wasn’t looking for anything in particular, I just picked up random […]Read More Enter Sandman
Mark Haddon’s novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is one of the few books that I would put on a “must read” list for everyone. Honestly, it moved me to tears, and I had to put it down in places because I got a little overwhelmed. This first person narrative, told by […]Read More The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
“Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly.” ― Sir Francis Bacon Are there books you devour? A genre you can’t resist tasting? An author whose work you digest thoroughly? Until, I get into a book, I can’t tell which one it will be. Right now, I […]Read More Tasted, Devoured or Chewed and Digested Thoroughly?
I get these Daily Rumpus emails by Stephen Elliott, and Saturday he linked to this video on The Rumpus site. The Gap by Ira Glass came at a good time. Reading over the short stories I’m working on, and recent drawings left me with the it’s-all-crap feeling. All the creative types I know suffer through […]Read More For Those in Doubt…Including Me
Urban Shaman by C.E. Murphy This is a book that I’ve had my eye on for quite a while. It kept popping up on recommendation lists and in conversations about genres I enjoyed, but I never picked it up for one reason or another. It was that fateful trip to Dallas to Half Priced Books that […]Read More Urban Shaman: Holey Entertaining Mashup
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare I’m breaking my rules with this book. There is a movie, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, being released in theaters on August 21, and normally I watch the movie first then I read the book. This way I’m not disappointed in the movie and I enjoy the book. Books are […]Read More Book Before Movie? Movie Before Book? Decisions, Decisions
“What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn’t happen much, though.” ― J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye Which authors […]Read More Just Let Me Add You To My Contacts
The Universe was telling me I had to read Affliction by Laurell K. Hamilton…now….no waiting for the paperback. See, I had a trip to Houston this week, just for the day, and apparently I’m not at my best at 4:30am. On the way, I had work to do, and on the way home I worked […]Read More Affliction: The Book that Consumed Two Days of My Life…When’s the Next One?
Neil Gaiman has gone and done it again. I thought I was finished being impressed with him after I finished Fragile Things. Apparently, I was wrong…like really, really wrong. The Ocean at the End of the Lane is about growing up, wanting to keep some of that childlike wonder, sacrifice, human nature, friendship and family. It is […]Read More He’s Gone and Done It Again – The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Insurgent by Veronica Roth Oh my, oh my, Veronica Roth, please write faster! Insurgent, the sequel to Divergent, was just as riveting as I hoped, and waiting until October for all that I’m sure will be waiting in Allegiant is going to be torture. This book dives deeper into the fault lines of the characters, […]Read More Insurgent