Railsea; Riding the Rails of Imagination.

Gah. Recently (think two months) I moved into a gorgeous centennial home that’s really close to where I work. As in, I can walk to work close. Which is really convenient. But even more so is the fact that I

Railsea; Riding the Rails of Imagination.

Gah. Recently (think two months) I moved into a gorgeous centennial home that’s really close to where I work. As in, I can walk to work close. Which is really convenient. But even more so is the fact that I

Arlene Sardine and the Heroes that have to Die

This has got to be one of my favorite picture books of all time. I love this book. I own this book. My only lamentation is that when I went to a Chris Rashka conference, I didn’t have this book

Arlene Sardine and the Heroes that have to Die

This has got to be one of my favorite picture books of all time. I love this book. I own this book. My only lamentation is that when I went to a Chris Rashka conference, I didn’t have this book

Heart of a Samurai: What makes a hero?

Hey all you folks. I’m sorry about not being the most faithful of bloggers. I apologize for my tardiness and ask for your forgiveness, but once again, I’ve been doing way too much and taken entire mouthfuls when I should’ve

Heart of a Samurai: What makes a hero?

Hey all you folks. I’m sorry about not being the most faithful of bloggers. I apologize for my tardiness and ask for your forgiveness, but once again, I’ve been doing way too much and taken entire mouthfuls when I should’ve

Cat’s Eye; memories, memoir, and the smell of Seattle rain.

Of course, the first I read of Margaret Atwood was her infamous and beautifully alluring/saddening Handmaid’s Tale; a dystopian tale of racism, gender roles, and sexuality. And so I wasn’t sure how I felt picking up another novel by her;

Cat’s Eye; memories, memoir, and the smell of Seattle rain.

Of course, the first I read of Margaret Atwood was her infamous and beautifully alluring/saddening Handmaid’s Tale; a dystopian tale of racism, gender roles, and sexuality. And so I wasn’t sure how I felt picking up another novel by her;

The Fault in our Stars; on human conscience.

It’s not often that I find a book that makes me really and truly cry. In fact, I spent ten pages at least trying very hard to not cry (mainly because I was holding a signed copy of The Fault

The Fault in our Stars; on human conscience.

It’s not often that I find a book that makes me really and truly cry. In fact, I spent ten pages at least trying very hard to not cry (mainly because I was holding a signed copy of The Fault

The Catcher in the Rye, and what makes good writing.

Most of us read The Catcher in the Rye in high school, and unless you were dead set a lover of literature, you probably hated it. And why? Well, for one, some could argue that it’s a pretty sucky book

The Catcher in the Rye, and what makes good writing.

Most of us read The Catcher in the Rye in high school, and unless you were dead set a lover of literature, you probably hated it. And why? Well, for one, some could argue that it’s a pretty sucky book

The Picture of Dorian Gray: how do we *see* ourselves today?

It is very interesting to read this novel in such a day and age. I think one of the most titillating things about literature is that even if it’s dated; there is so much interest in examining how the author

The Picture of Dorian Gray: how do we *see* ourselves today?

It is very interesting to read this novel in such a day and age. I think one of the most titillating things about literature is that even if it’s dated; there is so much interest in examining how the author