How to Be a Writer

If the last book I reviewed, “How to Read a Book”, and Barbara Baig’s 2010 work “How to Be a Writer” are reflections of my personality, then it is clear that I liked to be told how to do things that I already do habitually. Although I seem to repeat variations of this same idea,… Continue reading How to Be a Writer

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How To Read A Book

In 1940 an American Philosopher Mortimer Adler Wrote the first version of a book that will later be called “the classic guide to intelligent reading”. Thirty-two years later Adler heavily edited the work alongside an American academic and TV show host turned game show scandal subject Charles Van Doren. This version of the book “How… Continue reading How To Read A Book

4 Poems by Princess/Royal Reader

New Wrapped around the world, a haunted past. Incite the deepest joy, the future beckons With a hand, That bears no marks or signs of sorrow. There, forgotten, lays an incandescent path Leading to a field called Hope Which lost itself inside our helpless thoughts, Until a darkness came and took its hold. Yet what… Continue reading 4 Poems by Princess/Royal Reader

Fiction Analysis: And Then There Were None, Agatha Christie

Before reading The Custer Conspiracy by Dennis Koller, I hadn't read a mystery novel in over four years. In a way, Koller helped vitalize my interest in the mystery genre. Then, in a display of serendipity, another colleague lent me two Agatha Christie books: And Then There Were None, and Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.… Continue reading Fiction Analysis: And Then There Were None, Agatha Christie

Top 5 Books of 2016

The list I've compiled for you guys is based on my incredibly subjective experience through reading. The list reflects books that have deeply impacted me and are ranked based on the impression they left on me. I understand that literally none of the books on the list were actually written in 2016 but are all… Continue reading Top 5 Books of 2016