Carrie was a much better book than I remembered. I think when I read it the first time years ago, I was much more of a plot-driven reader. Meaning I missed a lot of the characterization in the book beyond Carrie White and her mother Margaret.
I also was mostly sympathetic empathetic* with Carrie, but then, King wants us to be. It’s not [...]
Oh, I definitely am participating in National Novel Writing Month this year. And I most definitely want to win.
So, I’m — still — struggling to find the voice for my novel. I know you’re not really supposed to worry about that at this stage. You’re just supposed to focus on the 1,667 words a day you need in orde [...]
Stephen King and Richard Chizmar from Cemetery Dance
So, it was announced today that Richard Chizmar of Cemetery Dance is going to be rereading all of Stephen King’s books in the order they were published and blogging about it on Stephen King Revisited. After he reads each book, he’s going to comment about it with memories and tho [...]
Out of all the books I have reviewed recently, Qualia Nous is right up there for me with Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach trilogy.
Qualia is defined as “instances of subjective, conscious experience; the internal and subjective component of sense perceptions arising from the stimulation of the senses by phenomena; the way it feels [...]
Apparently I’ve been reading a number of trilogies.
World of Trouble is another book that ended a series, The Last Policeman trilogy, by Ben H. Winters. This time, Earth is 14 days from the apocalypse: an asteroid is going to hit the planet and throw the world into utter chaos. Detective Hank Palace (it’s so hard to give up the t [...]
(sighs) Yes, I’m still having problems writing. However, I think I might have figured out a part of it anyway.
Somewhere in the cracks and crevices of my brain, I think I still believe that I have to write well.
Note what that said: I STILL BELIEVE THAT I HAVE TO WRITE WELL.
Besides that “well” doesn’t even begin to de [...]
My brother challenged my family, me, Tom and Natasha, to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Here’s our video. My thoughts on the challenge are underneath it.
The ice bucket challenge isn’t only about raising money for ALS research but for raising awareness of ALS. If we had just donated and been quiet about it, their donation levels w [...]