Books About Writing

I love stories and movies and shows and books, and they were a motivating factor in starting this blog. But my main inspiration for blogging was to be able to have a platform to consistently write, to try new styles and voices, to practice selecting the right word and forming the right structure, in short,Continue reading “Books About Writing”

The 2000 And 2020 Presidential Election [Recount][Too Close To Call]

Over the weekend, the long awaited 2020 election decision was made, most of the ballots were counted, and Joe Biden was declared the 46th President of the United States. However, the declaration will not go uncontested. President Trump has promised litigation up the wazoo in order to combat the decision based on allegations that… well itContinue reading “The 2000 And 2020 Presidential Election [Recount][Too Close To Call]”

Movies Inspired by [Neuromancer]

I recently gave Neuromancer a second read-through. But it was more than just another romp in the Sprawl or buzz through Freeside, it was a second chance of sorts. I hadn’t read it for a very long time, and for lack of understanding and the passage of time, I did not remember most any ofContinue reading “Movies Inspired by [Neuromancer]”

If Rabbit Was Alive Today [The Rabbit Angstrom Series by John Updike]

Rabbit Angstrom became the de-facto American perspective in the literary world from 1960-1990 because of John Updike’s Rabbit Angstrom Series, in which he wrote another installation at the end of every decade that served as a summary of the previous decade and a look forward towards the next. I was not actively reading these books asContinue reading “If Rabbit Was Alive Today [The Rabbit Angstrom Series by John Updike]”

Personal Top 50 Fiction Book List (Ranked)

I have been keeping track of all fiction books that I have given 5/5 stars since I have started reading. I finally have made it to 50 and have put them in order (as best as possible) of how much I liked them. I hope this serves as an elite list of my favorite books.Continue reading “Personal Top 50 Fiction Book List (Ranked)”

A Very American Reading List

Understanding American identity and our relationship to the country can be more disenfranchising than comforting. America is not perfect, born out of sins and exclusion like every other country, and 2020 seems to be a time where the sins of America’s birth and the system it has created supersede any feelings of patriotism. Americans areContinue reading “A Very American Reading List”

[Harry Potter]’s Legacy: Often Imitated, Never Repeated

I grew up with Harry Potter. I picked up The Sorcerer’s Stone when The Goblet of Fire was released, and they were still sold out of The Goblet of Fire by the time I was ready to read it. I viewed the release and reading of each book as any child would, as an inevitable fact, i.e. Rowling will release theContinue reading “[Harry Potter]’s Legacy: Often Imitated, Never Repeated”

Empathy Through Reading: Recommendations During Racial Unrest

“Many of our white brothers, as evidenced by their presence here today, have come to realize that their destiny is tied up with our destiny. And they have come to realize that their freedom is inextricably bound to our freedom. We cannot walk alone. And as we walk, we must make the pledge that weContinue reading “Empathy Through Reading: Recommendations During Racial Unrest”

The Winds of Winter Support Group: When Will The Winds of Winter be released? [A Song of Ice and Fire]

I hereby begin the first session of The Winds of Winter Support Group. Welcome everyone. I am Mr. Blue, I will be leading this first session.  So, a little bit about myself, I first picked up A Song of Ice and Fire in 2003. I remember waiting for the release of A Dance with Dragons and how long thatContinue reading “The Winds of Winter Support Group: When Will The Winds of Winter be released? [A Song of Ice and Fire]”

I Don’t Like Elizabeth Holmes [Bad Blood by John Carreyrou]

This post is a representation of an opinion that was developed solely on my reading of Bad Blood by John Carreyrou I don’t like Elizabeth Holmes and that annoying piss-ant “Sunny” Balwani. They are awful people. They are self-centered, ignorant, reckless, naïve, arrogant, over-emotional, self-deluded, shameless bullies who are supremely bad at their jobs. AndContinue reading “I Don’t Like Elizabeth Holmes [Bad Blood by John Carreyrou]”