Happy New Year!

from me to you…Happy New Year! and in the immortal words of one of my favorite authors… I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. … Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, Do it. Make your mistakes, next year and forever { Neil Gaiman }

Grief and … hope?

I don’t really know how to begin this. There is a part of me, pretty big part when things like this happen, that wants to scream in God’s face. I want to yell, and scream and beat him. Sure, death comes to us all and people behave like jerks. I get it. But I don’t […]

The Conspirator

8/10 (+1) I’m not that much of a history buff. I like history. I love to hear people tell stories about history, but I just don’t have the time to study it myself. That said, “The Conspirator” was a very well made movie. Mary Surratt is the lone female charged as a co-conspirator in the […]

My Year With China and the Station

Perdido Street Station 9/10 (+1) It’s been a while since I’ve read the word “thaumaturgy” and here I find it a relatively normal part of China’s world…happy doesn’t even begin to describe how I felt when I first read the word in this novel! It’s not always easy setting foot into a China Miéville universe. […]

My Year With China and the Ariekei

Embassytown 8/10 (=) It’s not everyday you get vague descriptions of creatures from other worlds. Often authors are descriptive to the point of redundancy to help you picture what their creature(s) look like. Not China. Not only does he describe the aliens in this novel merely when he needs to, such as when their anatomy […]

Of Gods And Men

9/10 (+2) Of Gods And Men to me was like tasting a good bottle of wine: “All wine should be poured into a clear glass and held in front of a white back ground, so that you can examine the color…Before you take a drink of wine, swish your glass around to release the different […]

wrestling with Canada

[the above is a very accurate representation of the workings of my soul in the midst of what is happening in our affluent country] UPDATE: Man, I just can’t seem to get a post out without new info giving me pause. “Attawapiskat News Release: Statement by Attawapiskat Chief & Council on notice of Third Party […]