Weekly Newsletter

Not quite sure what I'm doing with this yet... I'll trust my future self with helping it to evolve over time. For now: Inside the newsletter I have a review, of sorts, of The Mind is Flat, by Nick Chater and my thoughts after a quick weekend trip to Pittsburgh. I liked writing it, but…

Why I Don’t Trust My Own Opinion

or, Why I'm bad at writing book reviews. Books belong to their readers. - John Green The writer side of my brain loves this quote.  It means that you, as the reader of my words, can interpret those words in any way you like. And that is absolutely fine with me.  In fact, I find it incredibly…

Title: Charles Dickens: A Life by Claire Tomalin

I just finished listening to Charles Dickens: A Life by Claire Tomalin on Audible.  I will talk about the book in a moment, but first I want to talk about the voice of the book, Alex Jennings. Alex Jennings is one of those English actors that you've seen a million times, but never remember.  His list on IMDB is long…

Title: Dragonsdawn by Anne McCaffrey

Pern is a world where telepathically bonded humans and dragons battle with a mindless spore that has an insatiable appetite for all organic life. The first few books of the series introduce the readers to the centuries old conflict amid the trappings of a feudal society through the lives of the planet's leaders.  The books fit nicely inside the Fantasy Fiction genre. But then things get a little…

Rewatching The Hours

This isn't a review of the movie, because I suck at reviews. It is just a list of thoughts prompted by the watching. It is really hard to write a review when everything you write is invariably about yourself.  Except for my fiction of course, none of that is about me.  I swear.  Ok, maybe…