Silence

Could you live without it? I couldn't. It is like water for my soul--peace and quiet and room in my own head to think. Silence after being talked to by numerous people is as refreshing as the sudden absence of pain.    

Iconic scenes in literature

Sometimes, stuff just sticks with you. Over weeks or months or years, sometimes that one scene stays burned into your brain. What is it about these scenes that makes them stay? It can sometimes just be a very shocking scene, or maybe its a certain description that really resonates with you and seems so true …

Syncing Forward by W. Lawrence: I’m sinking, God help me I’m sinking!

I get the feeling that Syncing Forward started out as a decent sci-fi novella, then had about thirty thousand words of family drama inserted into it. I spent a good portion of the first two thirds of this story shaking my head in confusion wondering why I was being told any of this, and the …

Book clubs: how do you do it?

I can't time my desire to read a book. It's almost like the books I pick decide for me to read them. So the couple times I've tried to join a book club, I've always ended up reading something else than what I'm supposed to. I like the idea of having a discussion with people …