You Are Responsible For The Lies You Believe

Loki could be me. Loki could be you. We want him to be redeemed because we see a reflection of ourselves in him.


When I Just Can’t

(No spoilers) I finished it. The last book in The Wingfeather Sagas series by Andrew Peterson. It--and the whole series--deserves a proper, lengthy, analysis of its rich themes and insights. But I can't do it. Not yet. Maybe never. It's been humorously said that books you like are easy to discuss sensibly but that books … Continue reading When I Just Can’t


⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (A 300-words-or-less review) Something between a picture book and a novel, Seabird makes for a pleasant summer afternoon's reading or a periodic before-bed-time story with something there to spark the imagination of both the adult and the child too young to read it on his own. I loved the imagery and word pictures. … Continue reading Seabird

Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Summary & Analysis (contains spoilers) Gulliver's Travels, before it is anything else, is a satire--both on human nature and travellers' journals such as Robinson Crusoe--which means there is far more to it than meets the eye and nothing is as it seems. The novel is divided into four "books" or four distinct adventures. … Continue reading Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift

A Tale of Two Cities –a summary and analysis

I wrote the following review in June of 2012 when I was 17 years old. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️   (*contains spoilers*) I loved A Tale of Two Cities. The themes of resurection and sacrificial love were compelling and strikingly Christian. Charles Dickens had a gift for capturing characters through dialogue, he's witty and I love his … Continue reading A Tale of Two Cities –a summary and analysis