Frankenstein: A Screenplay

A. S. Peterson proved himself an extraordinary storyteller with his "Fin's Revolution" series--a master of words, imagery, and human nature. It's been several years since I read them but there are certain scenes from Fin's Revolution that still stand out vivid in my memory, haunting, comforting, in their terrible beauty. Fin's story touched parts of … Continue reading Frankenstein: A Screenplay

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New Book in the Mail! Frankenstein: A Screenplay

Can't wait to read this new book by A.S. Peterson, author of two of my favorite books, Fiddlers Gun and Fiddlers Green!! I plan to take it on my Alaskan cruise in two weeks! "The story of Victor Frankenstein and his creature is much more than a mere monster tale. It's a story rich with theological, sociological, … Continue reading New Book in the Mail! Frankenstein: A Screenplay

I Finally Read The Hunger Games (Book 1)

As my friends and regular readers know, I am very slow to follow fads. I usually wait them out and see if everyone is still talking about the book when the next fad book comes on the scene before I pick it up to read myself. The first time I heard of The Hunger Games … Continue reading I Finally Read The Hunger Games (Book 1)

My Top 7 Influences As A Writer

“People exercise an unconscious selection in being influenced.” – T. S. Eliot This is so true that we are often influenced unwittingly by our favorite authors! Young writers especially tend to imitate the style of whatever author they are currently infatuated with. I've certainly been guilty of that in my early years as a writer. … Continue reading My Top 7 Influences As A Writer

The Guardians of Reputation

This is the fourth post in a five-part series on Aesop's Fables. You can read this post independently from the others or you can read the introduction here for more background on the history and use of Aesop's Fables and catch up on the other two fables I examined here and here. GENIUS, VIRTUE AND … Continue reading The Guardians of Reputation

Revisionism and Reductionism

This is the second post in a five-part series on Aesop's Fables. You can read this post independently from the others or you can also read the introduction here for more background on the history and use of Aesop's Fables. THE MAN AND THE LION A Man and a Lion once argued together as to … Continue reading Revisionism and Reductionism

Reviewer’s Digest//Fantasy and Sci-Fi

The Book of Dragons, selected and illustrated by Michael Hague Read August 24th-31st This collection features several delightful dragon stories I'd never heard before or heard only in part. My one critique is that the illustrations didn't always fit, the dragons often being more cartoonish and whimsical than fierce and magnificent as the stories describe … Continue reading Reviewer’s Digest//Fantasy and Sci-Fi

Gratitude and Ann Voskamp

With the holidays rolling around again, especially Thanksgiving, the topic of gratitude is a hot topic. My Facebook feed is already flooded by posts and book recommendations on gratitude. One book in particular took the market by storm three years ago and its author has continued to hold a steady and devout following ever since. … Continue reading Gratitude and Ann Voskamp

It’s Ok to Ask For Directions (Reflections on The Scarlet Letter and Reading Classics in General)

Are you ready to hear something possibly surprising about this book reviewer? Here goes: sometimes, I read a book and I weigh every word, I analyze the themes and motifs, let the plot sink in, evaluate the characters, then I close the book and...have no idea what I just read means. Sometimes the scenes of … Continue reading It’s Ok to Ask For Directions (Reflections on The Scarlet Letter and Reading Classics in General)