Dr. Jared Diamond is a quiet-spoken man with ideas that have thundered around the world. Remember that list I made of the most 10 influential books I’ve read? Well, I got it wrong. This book should have held the first, and last, place on that list. I read Guns, Germs, and Steel when it … More A Grand Notion: Guns, Germs, and Steel
In response to Wierd Tales Magazine’s awful decision to insult half the planet, I put together this reading recommendation post of books written by people of color. Do you have any books you would like to recommend for me? If so, please do so in the comments. Enjoy. The Life of Pi by Yann Martel The Life … More Color Anew
I can’t believe Carlos Ruiz Zafón will be in town this Friday…and I won’t [insert massive amounts of expletives] be here! How, HOW, could the universe do this to me? One of my favorite authors, the man whose books have inspired my own Spanish novels, will be in town while I’m off visiting my mom … More Aaaargh!
I’ve wanted to write this post for a very long time, but kept forgetting about it or putting it off, thinking, when would I ever find time to actually do this? Well, with the recent hoopla that Amazon and IPG’s inability to come to terms is creating (see this article), maybe this post is now … More Center of the Book
I am so bummed. When I am finally ready to start using the Critters Writers Workshop again, it is down. Don’t bother clicking on the link now, it isn’t working. I usually get several emails from the critter captain (aburt) every week, but his digital minions are dead. Or not talking to me anyway. I … More Next Writing Goal