Book Recommendations Based on Your “The Rise of Skywalker” Opinions

It's been a week since I saw Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker. There were things I loved about it, and things I wasn't so on board with, and things that I was simply baffled by. I've now had some time to process and sort out my emotions regarding the conclusion of this … Continue reading Book Recommendations Based on Your “The Rise of Skywalker” Opinions

A Coffee Tour of San Jose, California (and This Blog’s Existential Crisis)

And now for something completely different... Here is where I break the fourth wall and acknowledge that, yes, I have branded this site as a "book blog." I originally started it as a culmination of my gradually- and organically-narrowing focus in my writing--I've had two other blogs that were much more broad in focus (or … Continue reading A Coffee Tour of San Jose, California (and This Blog’s Existential Crisis)

I Am Not On Board: Let’s Talk About Authorial Intent

I've written a little before about my peeve of authors trying to closely control readers' perceptions of their work. *cough* Tolkien *cough* And of course there have been ongoing discussions of Authorial Intent and "Death of the Author" from experts much more highly qualified than I for centuries. But today, I had a very personal … Continue reading I Am Not On Board: Let’s Talk About Authorial Intent