Caitlin R. Kiernan fans got a special treat in to-day’s new Sirenia Digest—a previously unpublished story called “Chevy Swamp” from 1987, from well before Kiernan had become an established name in weird fiction. In the introduction to this month’s Digest, Kiernan talks about how the story reflects her inexperience at…
I never get tired of hearing strange tales about sea life. Last night I read “As Water Is In Water”, the new Caitlin R. Kiernan story in The Sirenia Digest in which the author once again combines knack for spinning narratives of fundamental disorientation with the aesthetic of sea life.
This is the famous Wall Drug Dinosaur in Wall, South Dakota, and it features in “THE DINOSAUR TOURIST”, a lovely new Caitlin R. Kiernan story in the Sirenia Digest. It may be the story in the Digest to feature the least amount of weirdness, being a simple tale of a man who picks up a guileless young hitch-hiker who’s…
Last night I read “BALLAD OF A CATAMITE REVOLVER”, the new story by Caitlin R. Kiernan in the latest Sirenia Digest. It’s a very nice cyberpunk noir vignette. A first person narrative told from the point of view of some kind of gangster making a trade with a glamorous, deadly woman during a, to say the least,…
I managed to see the blue version of Rogue One yesterday. That is, the version where the projector bulb needed to be replaced but wasn’t so the whole film was tinged blue. This was my third time seeing the film so I noticed the difference right away. I was with my friend, Tim, who hadn’t seen the movie yet and he…
Perhaps you, like me, once thought that your life would be more full if you had children. With a consenting spouse or partner who was equally doe-eyed and innocent, you proceeded completely unaware into the joys of parenthood. Oh sure, you had seen children in the wild and watched them in movies, perhaps even come…
This is a page from a late 19th century collection of Edgar Allan Poe poems, stories, and his essay on writing. I saw it on Friday when I went with the class I’m taking on Horror Cinema and Literature to look at some pieces from the San Diego State University library’s special collection. My camera’s battery was dead…
Hello and welcome to the Wednesday Book Club. You may be wondering, “Who is this handsome devil, and where is Geesejuggler?” Well, she’s stuck juggling geese so I’ve been asked to fill in. Don’t look the minion in the eyes, or you will be forever lost to them.
Happy 2016, ODeck! A few people have started to post their various faves of 2015, and I’d like to join the crowd with my Year in Reading: 2015. I did the same thing for my reading in 2014, which also included some reading goals for 2015.
Well after the 12 hour moviethon I was at on Halloween, I’ve been seriously exhausted and spent of last few days sleeping. However, I’m back and while I’m waiting paitantly for Fallout 4, I’ve been going through my book, comics and audiobooks that I haven’t read yet.
****SPOILERS ABOUND. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED****
When you're reading a book do you like when authors name their chapters, or would you prefer to have a simple "Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3" naming scheme? I've been going back and forth on it for awhile now and need some input.
I've put together a spreadsheet of all of the new books that I read in 2014, inspired by Ghost in the Machine's post chronicling what he read in 2013 (sorry if I'm stepping on your toes, Ghost), and it's been really interesting to review the data and use it to perhaps set some goals for 2015.
It's a cliche that old enough to buy a drink now. How Baby Boomers complain how everyone has no attention span and with that, how reading is a dying art.
Hello and welcome to WednesdayBookClub, the weekly book club in which we discuss what we've read this week. Let's all get cozy and talk literature, people!!
Chuck Palahniuk, author of Fight Club and other popular fare, recently answered a question asked by a fan, on Tumblr.
The year is half over so I've crunched the numbers and analyzed my reading so far for 2014. As you can see in the chart above, I've read mostly fantasy so far. Warning: math ahead.
of course my heartfelt plee crashed, so here is the short version
My friend is a librarian, and she's part of the BiblioCommons project to connect readers to authors online. Check it out if you're interested; I personally can't wait for the Deborah Harkness one.
Apparently they're upgrading the software with a new/different/stronger (?) DRM, which may bork opening and reading books for some people.