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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”

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Books vs Movies: More Action than BvS

I love character driven books. If the characters are not described well or jump off the page, I’ll place that book right back on the shelf or toss it in the trashcan. (Psych! I would never throw a book away, why waste good kindling? ) When seeing my favorite books switch to a new form of media I cringe at the thought of my fictional friends being poorly portrayed on the screen. Over the years I have become wiser and I now look forward to my favorite novels transitioning to film or television, hell some of the characters actually get better on the big screen.

I know I’m going to get shit for this, but Game of Thrones is a good example. Read more “Books vs Movies: More Action than BvS”

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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”

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The Buried Giant

Time to Kill

So, I started this book a weeks after I first saw it. I was awaiting my train at South Station in Boston, when in a second fit of boredom, perused the newsstand. I don’t normally buy books, but I had a 7 hour train ride and no headphones. I could have bought some at a 250% markup, but in this case a book would’ve sufficed. Amidst the plethora of “Classy Porn” novels, I happened to see a minimalistic cover design. The book was The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro.

On the cover was an author recommendation from Neil Gaiman. After all, I love his writing. I checked my credit renewal and I was up for one in a few days. On the train I went Read more “The Buried Giant”

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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”