Since I started playing games as a young kid, I've been fascinated with blazing swords, fiery dragons, and relentless warriors of the fantasy genre. It's something of an obsession, as I still play World of Warcraft from when I was in 7th grade and still write fantasy campaigns for Dungeons & Dragons when I have … Continue reading #88: Fire Emblem
Good, solid fantasy reading. Sapkowski has a genre veteran's writing style, indulging in picturesque setting descriptions, while the characters and their interactions make up the bulk of the story. Introduces many of the characters met in The Witcher video game series, which as a fan was a treat. Fairly quick, easy read that would be … Continue reading Book Review: “The Last Wish”
Hello fellow bloggers! I ought to stop calling it Story of the Week if I haven't been writing an entry every week, right? It's a catchy title, though, and it's fun too. Today, I will take a look at The Awakening by Kate Chopin. As a feminist and proud supporter of women's rights, this novel strikes a chord … Continue reading Story of the Week: “The Awakening”
Hello everyone!Today, I will be talking about one of my personal favorite classics in Huck Finn. What a book! Also, I apologize for not posting much. I've had too much to do recently, with finals approaching and preparation for summer (job hunting, internship searching, etc.) occupying my time. I've spent a lot of my time … Continue reading Story of the Week: “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”
Hello everyone! I wanted to coincide this post with the publishing of my poem, "Gatz the Great," but then I got very sick. Instead, I am posting this almost a week late, and I feel embarrassed for that. However, the series goes on! Last time I did a story of the week post, I talked … Continue reading Story of the Week: “The Great Gatsby”
This is going to be a long one. Throughout my time reading books, I've stumbled upon three that mean the most to me. These books have been, above all else, of paramount significance to me; one has shaped how I read, one has shaped how I write, and one has shaped how I think. The … Continue reading Story of the Week: “One Hundred Years of Solitude”
Story of the Week is a new feature I'll be running here! Here's the idea: I'm fairly sure that I read more than the average person nowadays, so why not record those readings on this blog? Reading is a great part of my major, my interests, and my life, so it fits seamlessly into the rest of … Continue reading Story of the Week: “Benito Cereno”
On March 21st, 2013, great author Chinua Achebe died in his home. He was 82 years old, and a legendary author of his time. I have not read his works, but I know many who have been touched by his acclaimed novel, Things Fall Apart. This post comes a little late. He died three days prior … Continue reading Rest in Peace, Chinua Achebe
To my followers and readers, you'll soon understand that I enjoy and respect a variety of different writers for their talents and influence on me. I recently wrote a post wishing Gabriel Garcia Marquez a happy 86th birthday, and now I want to examine another great writer, but from a different time period. William Wordsworth, … Continue reading Inspiration from Wordsworth!
Today is a significant day in the world of literature. Today marks the 86th birthday of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1982. If you have ever had the pleasure to read one of Gabo's great works, you should easily recognize the importance of this man. In my opinion, he … Continue reading Happy Birthday Gabo!