Book Reviews For Autumn 2019

I would rather be launching into Christmassy posts, but first there’s a whole season’s worth of book reviews to dispatch. Yawn. Here are the best and worst (not to mention everything in between) of my reads from September through November. See You Again in Pyongyang: A Journey Into Kim Jong Un’s North Korea by TravisContinue reading “Book Reviews For Autumn 2019”

Book Reviews for Summer 2019

In case anyone was wondering, the answer is yes. I am still alive. And in case no one was wondering… well, I’m still alive anyway. Summer is hardly the time for staying cooped up indoors and composing new blog posts, is it? But summer is pretty much over now. I am now at leisure toContinue reading “Book Reviews for Summer 2019”

Book Reviews for February 2019

“Groundhog found fog. New snows and blue toes. Fine and dandy for Valentine candy. Snow spittin’; if you’re not mitten-smitten, you’ll be frostbitten! By jing-y feels spring-y.” The Old Farmer’s Almanac It isn’t quite feeling spring-y, yet. But February is mercifully behind us, so perhaps there is hope. Here are my book reviews for theContinue reading “Book Reviews for February 2019”

Book Review: “Fawkes” by Nadine Brandes

Usually I lump a month’s worth of book reviews into a single post, but every once in a while you read something exceptional enough to warrant one of its own. Such is the case with Nadine Brandes’s historical fantasy Fawkes, released in July. Reviews have never been my forte. Until this year, they weren’t somethingContinue reading “Book Review: “Fawkes” by Nadine Brandes”

What I Write: Part Two

“Above all, I delight in listening to stories, and sometimes in telling them” George MacDonald In the last post I wrote about my influences (which are as numerous as they are varied). Today my aim is to cover the actual substance of the stories I put on the page. What are they about? Who areContinue reading “What I Write: Part Two”