I recently attended a writing lecture hosted by a fairly successful author whose stories I have always strongly disliked. I figured that if nothing else, I could at least gain a better understanding of why I disliked her books and writing style, and avoid them in my own writings. When she opened the floor … Continue reading In Defense of Love
Have you ever noticed how many older books mention God? From Sherlock Holmes to Jane Eyre, it seems that many books written before the 20th century seem to include a copious amount of Christianity. In contrast, the majority of modern Christian stories are now sharply divided from secular stories. The secular books generally leave every trace … Continue reading Oh, That Old Time Religion!
Forgive my blogging silence - life has been crazy this summer! I'm just three tests away from being finished with college, one week away from a local-authors book festival, halfway through a very complicated quilt, one day away from a friend's wedding and I'm also getting back in the swing of my part-time job. Nevertheless, … Continue reading The Mini-Reviews Post
Short Review: Do. Not. Watch. This. Movie. If you want the long review (don't worry, I'll confine it to one paragraph) keep reading. I'll be including spoilers. In short, Noah started out as an interesting, fantasy-ish version of the Bible story. I was OK with the magic rock giants, the evolutionist version of creation, and … Continue reading Noah, Knitting and Nickleby
I just finished reading Charles Dickens's Great Expectations. Words fail me. I'm still glowing with the delightful feeling I always get when I finish an excellent book. I hope you have experienced it at least once in your life: a satisfied, quiet, peaceful feeling that usually comes after a good laugh or a good cry, … Continue reading Great Expectations