Neil Gaiman at Wolftrap

The time had finally come. July 9th had arrived and the weather was tolerable. I was filled with a mix of anticipation and dread. the reason for the mixed feelings is I had invited my girlfriend and she’d never read any of Gaiman’s stuff. Describing the show aloud sounded odd and weird, but I was hopeful and sure shed’d like it. What was worse was when she’d told the babysitter, her mom, the puzzled look further cemented this was weird.

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There are many reasons for rereading a book. Maybe you love the book and want to relive the trials and triumphs of the protagonist (or antagonist, if you’re into that). You could have enjoyed the book, but felt something was missed, then come to find out you really did. Or you could be out of credits and you picked an audio-book you already owned; plus one or both of the other reasons. Read more “Neverwhere”

The Sandman

The Dreamweaver Casts His Sands

So a while ago I got mentally hooked on Neil Gaiman. If nothing more than for substance, I was hooked on the idea of Neil.

He’s weird. He writes cool ass stories. He’s the sort of weird I want to be, but I don’t know how to be. He is the man who is not afraid to write stories that capture the imagination of the old books and twist them. Read more “The Sandman”

Pages Loves Hannah B. Harvey

In the Beginning, There was Namedropping

Jump back a year or so in time. This was a time when I started reading books to curb my morning/evening commutes of boredom. I travel close to 70 miles one way to work, and I average about an hour and 40 minutes in the car per drive. Sometimes I am lucky to have a shorter commute, but more often it’s on the cusp of 2 hours plus. A few discussions about books after our other defunct podcast Fakel and Friends, I decided to get an Audible account.

At first I solely read non-fiction, mainly, science books. I like learning things I can either impress my Read more “Pages Loves Hannah B. Harvey”

Finding Your Genre

Bibliophiles are diverse with their reading consumption, but everyone has a genre. When going to the book store is there a certain section you start in? Do you always go down the same aisles looking for that new enticing read? These habitats maybe clue you in on your favorite genre. Thinking back, was there a specific book or story that turned mandatory reading into a passion? Did you pick up The Hobbit because you enjoyed the stubbornness of Dwarves, but only to discover how much you love fantasy adventure? Finding your genre is a different experience for everyone and the reason behind your infatuation varies from reader to reader. Read more “Finding Your Genre”