Guilt Reading: Should You Force Yourself to Finish a Book?

In which I muse about the enormous pressures we put upon ourselves at times despite the fact that we are supposedly reading for our own enjoyment, and the pros and cons of our so doing.  Continue reading “Guilt Reading: Should You Force Yourself to Finish a Book?”


Anatomy of a Scene With a Realistically Strong Character

In which I break down a scene that contains a formula for depicting a character that is both strong and realistic.  Continue reading “Anatomy of a Scene With a Realistically Strong Character”

Weekly Update July 7, 2017

In which I talk about what I finished, what I started, Hemingway, a Viennese masterpiece, and recognising the face of an old friend. Continue reading “Weekly Update July 7, 2017”


In Defense Of Holden Caulfield

In which I come to the defense of Holden Caulfield from The Catcher in the Rye. Continue reading “In Defense Of Holden Caulfield”


In Defense Of…

In which the highschool version of myself cut Madame Loisel a lot of slack, and I’m still cutting fictional characters a lot of slack today.  Continue reading “In Defense Of…”


On Fahrenheit 451 and Books as Objects

In which I rant about what Fahrenheit 451 has to say about books as objects.  Continue reading “On Fahrenheit 451 and Books as Objects”