If winter came to George R.R. Martin, what next?

So, what kind of obligation does a writer have to his fans? I couldn’t help thinking of George R.R. Martin after watching a trailer of Baz Luhrmann’s production of “The Great Gatsby.” That might seem like an unexpected leap, but it’s not a big one. Thinking about “Gatsby” made me think about F. Scott Fitzgerald’s last … Continue reading If winter came to George R.R. Martin, what next?

Only connect: Bloggers who inspire me

I've said it before that WordPress is a good community -- each person  I've encountered (so far) is a sincere truth seeker. Snarks, please take your crappy attitudes elsewhere. I'm even more pleased that this is my roost after finding myself  nominated for a Very Inspiring Blogger award by the Book Maven. Thank you Jhobell. … Continue reading Only connect: Bloggers who inspire me

New in bookstores: bite-sized epics

The curse of contemporary life: Not enough time. It is a real challenge to find a few moments for yourself just to be still, to meditate, to inhale deeply.  But what if you're a reader of epic fantasy? How do you fit a thousand-pager into your week? (I remember managing to do it with George … Continue reading New in bookstores: bite-sized epics