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

February Re-Cap and Looking Toward March

I am moving these monthly recap posts to an end-of-the-month stand-alone post. First, here is what I said I would read in February: Holes– Done! The Aeneid – Done! Smile – Done! Dreaming in Cuban – Done! Blanche on the Lam – moving to remainder’s list.  I started it, but didn’t finish. What of that remainders list: The MartianRead more

Ten Books I Love *SO* Much

I have often talk about the books and series I love.  These are the books I will keep on my books shelf forever.  These are the books of which I will buy multiple editions and copies.  Some of these will only be read once, but they make such an impression on me that I can’tRead more

Recollection Wednesday: Waiting for Snow in Havana

Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy is another story about post-revolutionary life for Cubans.  In this case, it is a memoir about refugees. I didn’t read this in Miami.  In fact, I often avoided Cuban literature as a child and teenager.  I was just too close and I didn’t like the romanticismRead more