Category Books

Wherefore the Bard Doth Slander Thy Ladyhood

Ahhh, William Shakespeare. That wizard of words! That lord of language! That pirate of prose! If you went to high school, you probably read at least one of Shakespeare’s 38 plays. Born in 1564, Shakespeare became the predominant playwright of his day, evidenced by the fact that his plays are still widely performed to this […]

In Which I Talk Smack on Katniss Everdeen

Writing a female character is difficult. Writing ANY character is difficult. Yet I think that writers, whether it be for TV, movies, books, or even video games, get caught up chronically overthinking their female characters. It’s tricky to strike a perfect balance. If your female character is a piece of shit, people will criticize you […]

Classic Ladies

I sometimes think people place too much value on classical literature just because it is classical. Having been written in the 19th century does not automatically a good book make, no? I mean, have you READ The Old Man and the Sea? It is several hundred pages of some old fart gazing out into the […]

Children’s Books to Reread (Or Read to Actual Children)

I don’t know about y’all, but every now and then on a cold, rainy day, there is nothing better than a cup of hot tea and a couch upon which ┬áto curl up and read something you’ve read a thousand times already. Books can function almost like comfort food in that manner – every time […]

Take a Look, It’s in a Book…

I love to read! It makes me feel all warm and squishy inside. Lately I’ve been lamenting how few books have been written in the last ten years or so that I actually liked. Heroes and heroines seem so formulaic these days, plots are contrived, and the writing is comparable to the proverbial thousand monkeys […]