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Book Review: Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift

As a small child, I watched a cartoon of Gulliver in Lilliput and had firmly formed the image, as so many people do, that this was a children’s book. Having read the book now, this is the most unchildren’s book children’s book I have ever read! Gulliver’s Travels was written in 1725 by the clergyman,… Continue reading Book Review: Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift

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Book Review: How to Write Funny Edited by John B. Kachuba

How to Write Funny is a Writer’s Digest book that is a collection of essays and interviews like many of their other how-to books. The essays each cover various aspects of humorous writing, but the last third of the book starts sounding repetitive. In general, I liked the book and learned a lot, but I… Continue reading Book Review: How to Write Funny Edited by John B. Kachuba

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Writing Update!

It has been a very busy month and a mountaintop sort of time! I have sent out tons of short stories to various publications and even submitted a book query. Publishers Weekly has offered to review Gryphendale as well. My short story, “Trust Old Juniper” has been accepted to be published in Chantwood Magazine (https://chantwoodmagazine.com/),… Continue reading Writing Update!

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Book Review: Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw

***Spoilers*** I don’t often write reviews with spoilers, but I can’t really explain why I like this book so much without talking about the ending. As with many of my reviews of classics, I find that I must review this book in comparison with the movie that I had seen first. The musical “My Fair… Continue reading Book Review: Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw

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Book Review: Dragons at Crumbling Castle by Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett is best known for his Discworld series, but I have never read it. One of these days, I will get to the bottom of my stack of books and go out to buy some. Consequentially, I can’t compare this book to any on Terry Pratchett’s more popular novels. Dragons at Crumbling Castle is… Continue reading Book Review: Dragons at Crumbling Castle by Terry Pratchett