Recollection Wednesday: Zero

This week I am getting into the micro-history of science.  Today I look back at Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea. I read this book about 7 years ago when I started the Book Lust challenge.  I was still working at Fitchburg State and found myself spending time with more scientists and mathematicians. I amRead more

Weekly Meeting: Chaos

This week I am discussing Chaos: Making a New Science. Challenges: Listed in Book Lust and one of the books I am reading from it this year. Book Riot Read Harder What You Should Know: This is non-fiction and micro-history at the development of chaos theory This was originally written in the late 1980s, but chaosRead more

That Time The Movie/Show Was Better Than The Book…

It happens, sometimes the movie or TV show is better than the book.  It’s rare.  More often, I think the movie or show is just as good as (even if different) from the book.  There has been so much amazing casting news for the past few weeks that give me hope for the future too.  IdrisRead more

Weekly Meeting: The Magician King

TheThe Magician King is the sequel to The Magicians and the second in a series of three. Challenges: None What You Should Know: As mentioned above, this is the second book in a series of three. This book and The Magicians are what is being adapted for the SyFy show The Magicians. This book, and much of thisRead more

No More Nazi Books!

I am so tired of reading books about Nazis and World War 2.  SOOOOOO TIRED!  This can be extended to the Holocaust, the beginning of Nazi Germany, World War 2 in the European theater, WW2 in the Asian theater, WW2 impact on other countries, WW2 veterans after WW2.  I have been reading these books mostRead more

Recollection Wednesday: The Iliad and Using LibriVox

I am not a huge fan of epic poems.  I have read a bunch in my lifetime.The Iliad is one that I read a few years ago.  I have never really had a deep passion for Greek mythology, but it was time to read it.  Yes, mostly because it was listed in Book Lust. At theRead more

Another Published Story: Frozen Wasteland

This fall I tried my hand at writing horror for the first time.  This morning, Mill Pages (my writing group’s Zine) posted the story: Frozen Wasteland.  You can read it on the webpage.    

Weekly Meeting: The Aeneid

The Aeneid, so much Roman BS all in one epic poem… Challenges: Book Lust What You Should Know: This is a Greek style poem like the Iliad and the Odyssey, but it’s Roman.  ALL the gods go by their Roman names. The Greek/Roman gods will remind you why they are known to be assholes. ThisRead more

February State of the Blog

When I started this in July, I was only looking to consistently write for a few months.  I have been trying for years to find a blog format that keeps me engaged. Here I am in February, still engaged!  I am taking a moment to look back at the past few months and what IRead more