This weekend, Amazon.com will release the entire first season of their television show based on one of the greatest works in the genre, The Man in the High Castle. The novel is one of the best known from Philip K. Dick, and its release helped to establish his career as a novelist and as one of the genre's more interesting authors.
Philip K. Dick was born prematurely on December 16th, 1928, in Chicago, Illinois: his twin sister, Jane ...
It was the smile of a man who found nothing funny and everything amusing.
I knew three things about The Seventh Bride by T. Kingfisher going in: that T. Kingfisher is a pen name of multiple-award-winning children’s/comics author Ursula Vernon; that it had been released earlier in the year but now there is a newly edited version published by 47North coming out on November 24; and that it is a retelling of Bluebeard.
Rhea is 15 years old and ...
My favorite music podcast, NPR’s All Songs Considered, did a show this week called “Music for Healing.” In the wake of the Paris attacks, which included gunfire at a show in a music venue, the podcasters didn’t feel up to featuring new music, as they do weekly. Instead, they played thoughtfully chosen songs in an attempt to bring healing and provide “some space for moments of solace.”
I feel like doing something similar in my column here this ...
So here we are, in the week between the terrorist attacks against my beloved Paris and a national holiday that celebrates gratitude and abundance—you know, the one that’s so often skipped over between bats and witches and Santas and elves.
Since my column will fall on Thanksgiving next week, I’ll write more about that holiday later, but this seems a good time to focus on the spirit of the holiday: gratitude.
Then again, it’s always a good time to focus ...
Our beautiful blonde, the one we admired and aspired to. They cry for her and twist their hands in a way they never would for me. This is what happens when a girl befalls a fate no one thinks she deserves.
—All the Rage, by Courtney Summers
You caught that, right? Not this is what happens when a girl befalls such a fate, but this is what happens when a girl befalls a fate no one thinks she deserves ...
One of the marvelous things about literature is how it evolves over time. Many liken the progression of published books to an ongoing and unending conversation between writers, or as a living thing itself that changes with current events. The former case can mean something as simple as one writer playing off the themes of another, evolving those ideas or putting his or her own unique spin on it. The latter case might be the result of writers expressing their ...
BOOK REPORT for Da Vinci’s Tiger by L.M. Elliott
Cover Story: Reign
BFF Charm: Confused
Swoonworthy Scale: 2
Talky Talk: Based on a True-Ish Story
Bonus Factors: Art History, History History
Relationship Status: Museum Tour
Cover Story: Reign
This young woman definitely looks like she could be a cast member of Reign.
That said, I actually much prefer the cover of the ARC I received. It doesn’t say “historical fiction” as much as the real cover does, but it’s ...
With the end of the year comes Best Book season—as always, see Largehearted Boy for an ongoing compilation of lists—but because I like to read as many books as possible before choosing my favorites, I’ve got a whole pile to squeeze in before making any decisions. Because holy cow, my friends, the YEAR ISN’T OVER YET.
The 2015 titles that I want to get to before year’s end are, in no particular order:
Read Between the Lines, by Jo ...