Blog Archives

Project Mannequin

This isn’t so much something I read as something I did.  I recently bought a mannequin and used it to promote my Timothy Mallborn short story.  Here are links to the relevant pages — or just use the menu below … Continue reading

Gallery | Leave a comment

Good Writing #2

I recently re-read Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values which, if you aren’t aware, is a sort of autobiographical travelogue/philosophical essay.  While the content of the essay varies between brilliant and bizarre and can be discussed at … Continue reading

Gallery | Leave a comment

Good Writing #1

I often notice tricks and maneuvers in books I’m reading and think to myself, ‘Oh wow!  I see what you did there.’  This post will be the first in a series where I quote these gems and document what exactly I … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged | Leave a comment

The Oxford Dictionary of English

I don’t feel compunctious admitting that the Oxford Dictionary of English is one of my favourite books.  I have a copy on my shelf next to my most comfortablest chair and I often find myself perusing it in idle moments. … Continue reading

Gallery | 1 Comment

The Master and Margarita

The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov asks its readers to contend with two stories at once.  The devil arrives in Moscow masquerading as a stage magician and oversees a week of mayhem from a small room high up in an … Continue reading

Gallery | Leave a comment

The Poetics of Space

The Poetics of Space by Gaston Bachelard is a profoundly attentive examination of how we inhabit different spaces and how these spaces affect our psyche.  I like to think of this book as a philosophical investigation of comfort, a topic … Continue reading

Gallery | Leave a comment

The Sound and the Fury

The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner is a structural gem which lays everything out in front of you in the opening section without explaining anything.  By waiting until nearly the end of the book to illuminate the opening pages, … Continue reading

Gallery | Leave a comment