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I loved Mockingbird by Chuck Wendig! It’d been awhile since I’d read a new Miriam Black novel. She’s crass, self-destructive, and broken. Yet underneath her cynical protective shell, is the unbroken person she used to be. It may be the person she genuinely wants to be.

Ghosts of an Antiquary: Was M.R. James a Nerd or a Bully?

Ghosts of an Antiquary by M.R. James contains stories that helped shape and inspire a genre. H.P. Lovecraft was deeply inspired by M.R. James and is noted as having written at least one essay discussing James’s works. Of course, H.P. Lovecraft had other inspirations, but that’s a post for another time. Upon reading and reviewing […]

Ghost Stories of an Antiquary

Ghost Stories of an Antiquary gives readers a chance to see a bunch book worm types make poor decisions in these intriguing old times tales of horror and suspense.

Wanderers by Chuck Wendig


Chuck Wendig’s magnum opus, Wanderers, is not for everyone. As many other reviews point out, it’s a lengthy read. The page count is as high as many fantasy and science fiction books as well as Wanderers chief inspiration, The Stand.  Wanderers hits a little close to home in 2021, even with it’s publish date in […]

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Nanowrimo 2021

Nanowrimo 2021 starts tomorrow. As of this writing, a whole bunch of word-psychos are stocking up on coffee and snacks, writing notes in regards to where they are leaving off in life, kissing their loved ones good-bye, and are about to declare war on writing apps. Sounds normal. I’m sitting here writing this on October […]

Ring Shout or The Hunting of Ku Kluxes In The End Times

Ring Shout continually slid along the scale between like and love. The premise is great! Evil hateful monsters in the guise of humans called, Ku Kluxes, enrapture other humans with their hateful machinations. African-American resistant fighters hunt them down and kill them.  It’s fictionalized history and revisionist Lovecraft put together. Taking place in 1922, the […]

A List of Reasonable Length Declaring Why Being Pen Pals Is Great!

Pen pals, having one and having been one, is something I’ve be reminiscing about recently. I’ve also been proposing that people start writing to other people. Either me, a friend, or – in true pen pal tradition – some rando. Being pen pals is a great way to connect again or for the first time. […]

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Book Blurbs: “Do we need them?”

Book Blurbs were the topic of an article I read the other day. Essentially, the purpose and future of book blurbs were called into question. Who relies and is influenced by blurbs? Do they even help sell books? Some blurbs can ride the line between flippant and miracle item.  Book blurbs for me are simply […]


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