Book Review: Warbreaker

Although there is a sufficient number of titles to grant "fantasy" a section separate from science fiction in most bookstores, they are still grouped together. The irony is, in most cases, a fantasy novel has to incorporate many features of science fiction to create a new world or environment. Whether it be a new flora, fauna, world, technology or form of … [Read more...]

Why You Should Love Christopher Moore

I recently broke down and bought “Fool,” a new book by Christopher Moore. I’m just getting started, but so far it is hilarious. It is a retelling of “King Lear” from the perspective of Pockets, the court jester. Of course it is told in a way that only Christopher Moore could provide. “Fool” made it to #4 on the New York Times Bestsellers list. That is awesome, … [Read more...]

Book Review: Twilight

You've been living under a rock for the past year if you haven't heard about the best selling Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer. At the very least, I’m sure you have heard about the Twilight movie. Haven’t you? Come on now. For those of you who HAVEN’T been to a bookstore, logged on to the internet, or turned on the television in recent years, the Twilight … [Read more...]

Book Review: Living Green

I am one of the least likely people to go green. Until recently, I have never been particularly concerned about the environment. I thought I could be healthier by drinking soy milk, diet sodas, and bottled water in plastic containers. Reading labels other than fat or calorie content never occurred to me. I was blissfully ignorant, but that has changed thanks … [Read more...]

Book Review: Mortal Syntax

I was never taught proper grammar as a child. Sure, I know the difference between there/their/they’re, witch/which and weather/whether, but I didn’t know a thing about syntaxes, clauses or even gerunds. It wasn’t until I found myself in grammar class this past year that I was schooled (literally.) grasping onto what I should have learned years ago was a hard … [Read more...]