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I’ve been reading a lot of short story collections lately. In a range of genres from general fiction to horror to science fiction. I’ve enjoyed the rapid reading of short, though-provoking pieces. These are a couple of the best: Read more about Read Any Good Stories Lately?
I confess that I have not always been a fan of graphic novels. I appreciated the artwork and stylistic value, but it was difficult for me to read the text and visual story as a whole work. I would either concentrate on the text bubbles, or look exclusively at the artwork. Read more about It's Time to Get Graphic!
What happens when a super-hero ages out? Can he ever stop righting wrongs—will his ego even allow it? Frank Miller’s story of an aging Batman plays with this idea brilliantly. For those of you now thinking “this sounds just like ‘The Watchmen,’” the first installment of “The Dark Knight Returns” was published in 1986 where as Read more about The Dark Knight Returns!
Happy Summer! The days of backyard lounging, flowers, bug spray, garden veggies, etc. have really arrived. The humid HEAT is here too! One of my favorite ways to cool off is to sit in the shade or near a fan and read a good book. The expereince is enhanced if I read about "cool" subjects. Perhaps you will be inspired by these books to make some delicious and refreshing summer treats to keep you cool. Read more about Cool Off with Books
Alif is a hacker living in a fictional security state somewhere in the Middle East. When the woman he loves is betrothed to another man, he writes a program that will prevent her from ever finding him online. Read more about Alif the Unseen, fantasy for adults and teens