I have to take a hiatus from my Writerly Sound Bites series this week, readers. Hopefully I'll be back with another one next week, but for the present, enjoy the great piece from J.D. Cowan in the link below. Be sure to check out my newsletter as well, or you might miss some exclusive content … Continue reading Reposted: Hope Against Trope
John Carter* is an enjoyable film. I, for one, would have paid to see it in theaters – if the title had been a little more clear on the fact that it was a science fiction film based on the book John Carter of Mars*, by Edgar Rice Burroughs*. As things stand, I saw it … Continue reading From Earth to Barsoom – Almost
Those who have read the Young Jedi Knights* saga from the original Star Wars* Expanded Universe may find the idea proposed in this piece familiar. One of the things that the Solo twins were allowed to do on their visits to Coruscant, the capital world of the New Republic, was to man the Millennium Falcon’s … Continue reading Ready, Aim, Fire…!
A howlingly good series of stories waits for intrepid werewolf fans in this collection! Wild Souls: A Werewolf Anthology* has some of the best werewolf fiction I have ever read within its pages. From the back of the book: Julie Frost is best known for her Pack Dynamics series. However, in this collection, she explores … Continue reading Review – Wild Souls: A Werewolf Anthology by Julie Frost
Although I do not keep up with The History Guy’s videos as much as I should, this particular recording jumped out at me when I stumbled across it. Taken for granted by many today, few stop to think about just how precious a paperback book is. Once upon a time, even after the advent of … Continue reading How the Paperback Revolution Changed History
The last time this author listened to an audiobook, it was on CD. While quite interesting, it required more attention than reading a novel. This means she had to be engaged in some kind of mindless activity that allowed her to focus on what is being read aloud rather than on what is before her … Continue reading Review – The Last Straw: A Critical Autopsy of a Galaxy Far, Far Away by John C. Wright
Check out this thought-provoking post from Rawle Nyanzi, readers: The final fate of film. (Source: National Film and Sound Archive of Australia) In the past few days, I had frustration with a series of short stories I wrote. They didn’t work as effectively as I had hoped; I thought to myself “No one will read … Continue reading Reposted: Books Preserve Culture
Now here’s an idea! This Nova Scotia bookstore not only helps patrons find new novels to enjoy, but new pets to take home. You can walk in and buy a book at the same time you adopt a feline companion. Or you can buy one and pet the other, should that be your preference. If … Continue reading Cats and Books – What More Could a Reader Ask For?
Take a look at this intriguing meditation on The Lord of the Rings: The World of the Rings Donald T. Williams on Why Peter Jackson Was Unable to Film Tolkien's Moral Tale Why do the books and the movies of The Lord of the Rings seem to be two such different worlds, not physically but in terms of … Continue reading The Difference Between Modern Film and Classic Print
No, your eyes do not deceive you, readers. This Argentinian theater was transformed into a massive book store. And it looks beautiful! Learn more about the bookstore through the article below. If you are looking for a nice, quiet place to spend the New Year, keep this location in mind. It might be just what … Continue reading A Vacation Spot for Bibliophiles and Theater-Enthusiasts