I am now the proud owner of two collections of Victorian era short fiction (one is science fiction, the other is vampires---and, holy crap, today's vampire stories have nothing on the old-school horror of these tales!!). They are titled "Dracula's Guest" and "Frankenstein's Dreams," both assembled by Mr. Michael Sims. Mr. Sims introduces each short … Continue reading Victorian Vampires and SciFi
Last week I read "Frogs in Space" by dasmurmeltier90. It's a three part short fiction (~five minute read max) and I really, REALLY enjoyed it. "Frogs in Space": Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 If you like fun stories, I recommend you check it out!
When I was at University, Anton read a book he thought was amazing and suggested I dig it up at the campus castle (library). I tried to get my hands on it until the day I graduated but that thing was always out on loan! Argh! And then, about a week ago, Anton managed to … Continue reading A New Year’s First Readings
My former book castle had been a university library in Miami and unfortunately, as I graduated early in August, I was temporarily without a literary home base between then and the first week of September. That week, I tagged along with Anton to the Orlando Public Library and, goodness, the lonely books were calling out … Continue reading Favorite Literary Things
The Paradox of History by Nicola Chiaromonte (1970) investigates the idea of History by assessing literature (e.g. Tolstoy, Stendhal, etc.) which gave me some things to think about in terms of (and maybe apply to) my fictional people, relationships, and events. Here are a few of those things: Belief Culminates in thought which is externalized … Continue reading Belief and Event
After class I was chillin' with my bro, aka Campus Library, when I found an aisle with rows upon rows of writing/literature books sporting a nice undisturbed layer of dust. (It's like finding buried treasure -- I'm guaranteed to find pages upon which not one pair of eyes of my fellow 50,000+ students had rested in who knows how long. And … Continue reading Writer Tip c. 1960
Last year was awesome for books. In 2016 the campus library kept sending up the Book Signal nonstop, and I kept bursting through the doors like Batman to save more books than I could gracefully carry. (Batman adopts Robins, I adopt paper thoughts - it's a sidekick collecting thing.) This past year I focused on a few different arts, short … Continue reading 2016: Book Nerd Like Batman