One genre that takes a lot of hits for diversity is Fantasy. And considering how often fantasy books can be very white (*cough*Game of Thrones*couch*) it is a just point. A common defense is that it is a set in a time and location where there were not non-white people. … Continue Reading But It Is Fantasy
So, there is a lot of argument about the boycott of Ender’s Game. The gay community has both supporters and detractors of the boycott. What I find interesting about some of the detractors is that they are the same folks that had no problem boycotting a previous film. When the … Continue Reading Game Enders
This Quote gave me fits of giggles. There are two novels that can change a bookish 14-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, … Continue Reading Books That Change You Forever
No really. I am loving it as a reading device. Currently, I am reading a book called Bring Her Down. I confess, it is tough reading so far, simply because, while the author Gina Dalfonzo agrees there were other factors, my personal biases make it hard to not stop every … Continue Reading iPad 2, Best. Book. Ever.
I am loving this blog…specifically this section following the Left Behind books. It’s funny and thought provoking. I am trying not to laugh to loudly as he brings to light the numerous flaws-both in theology and writing-of the series.
I admit…I haven’t read a book of his since…well, probably Congo or Sphere. But Michael Crichton will always hold a place in my memory for the magic of Jurassic Park. Peace to his family and friends.
While checking out the published dates for the Chronicles of Narnia, I discovered a bit of surprise. Narnia fans tend to appeal to the published dates as the “proper” way to read the books. Apparently, C.S. Lewis disagreed. He, in fact, preferred the Chronological approach to the books, as he … Continue Reading Authorial Intent and How To Read a Series…
So, I was at Target getting some supplies…I noticed they had all the Narnia books for $4.99. I have only read a couple of them, and I thought I would pick up the books I was missing to read the whole series. But since I had not thought about it, … Continue Reading Jiminy Cricket…
For parenting advice. Okay, maybe that isn’t fair, but Lynn Spear’s kids have not actually been showing themselves to have been the best decision makers. So it is no surprise that Thomas Nelson (an religious book publisher) has shelved her parenting book indefinitely. I must admit, I got the impression … Continue Reading I know This Is Who I Would Turn To…
But gay? Man… what’s with this mainstreaming of “homosexuality”, America? What’s next? Gay characters in movies? Or…*gasp*… Comic books? KEEP THE KIDS SAFE, PEOPLE!!!! (apparently the “young fan” was nineteen, btw)
I was dead on right about Snape all along. So correct, that my personal theory of the truth matched entirely with what Rowling wrote. So I finished the final Harry Potter book.