Category: bookish

Honk honk: August 2016 edition

Honk honk: August 2016 edition

Today is the first day in a long time where I haven’t had to be anywhere or do anything. It feels nice, if weird. I feel like I can breathe a little, plan the rest of my summer, and actually enjoy the nerdy nerdy things I love (oh video games, how I’ve missed you). Time,...

#FridayReads July 1, 2016

#FridayReads July 1, 2016

Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley: A bittersweet novel that avoids all the “man’s best friend” cliches and reminds why we love dogs so much, even though we outlive them. Create Your Writer Platform by Chuck Sambuchino: An informative, no-nonsense book about the how, what, where, and when of getting seen online and, to...

Metafiction and the anti-war message of Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five

Metafiction and the anti-war message of Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five

The use of metafiction in anti-war fiction is fairly common (Slaughterhouse-Five, The Things They Carried). Does the inclusion of the author as a character in Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five (and the knowledge that the “author” fought in World War II) lend credibility to the anti-war message, or does it weaken the message by taking away from the story and characters by using an overbearing delivery?

#FridayReads: Bitch Planet

#FridayReads: Bitch Planet

Title: Bitch Planet Vol. 1: Extraordinary Machine Author: Kelly Sue Deconnick (script), Valentine De Landro (covers/art), Robert Wilson IV (art on issue 3), Cris Peter (colors), and Clayton Cowles (letters) Publisher: Image Comics Publication Date: 2015 Format: Trade paperback Pages: 136 ISBN: 978-1632153661 List Price: $9.99 As a card-carrying, ardent feminist, Bitch Planet is the...

#FridayReads: A Writer’s Guide to Persistence by Jordan Rosenfeld

#FridayReads: A Writer’s Guide to Persistence by Jordan Rosenfeld

Title: A Writer’s Guide to Persistence Author: Jordan Rosenfeld Publisher: Writer’s Digest Books Publication Date: May 13, 2015 Format: Trade paperback Pages: 234 ISBN: 003-5313661976 List Price: $16.99 If you’ve ever felt discouraged by your writing—like you’re not good enough, like there’s no point, like it just doesn’t matter—this book is for you. This is...