Stephen King Writes Non-Fiction Too

Many may know this fact by now, but Stephen King, the decorated novelist, once wrote a non-fiction book.  Although I am fairly late to the game, considering he published On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft in 2000, I am happy to have finally discovered this gem. By way of disclaimer, this is the first…

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The Little Paris Bookshop: A Review

What a delightful read.  I purchased this book at an independent bookstore in Austin, Texas (BookPeople).  Nothing about it screams Austin, nor does it have anything to do with Texas or the American south.  Far from it, in fact.  It is a story of a Frenchman who lives in Paris and owns a floating bookstore…

My First Audiobook – Manhattan Beach

I have forever been a hard copy reader.  Most of the news I consume is from paper newspapers.  Rarely will I read an iBook or any other electronic novel.  I disdain reading documents on the computer at work and instead print out anything longer than a few paragraphs.  Many of these preferences are due to…

Anna Karenina and the Contemporary Treatment of Women

Society has been inundated recently with stories of oppressed women.  The #MeToo campaign, in particular, gained traction after media outlets publicized sexual misconduct allegations against Harvey Weinstein and other powerful men (PolisPandit wrote about it here).  Stories detailing the plight of women at the hands of powerful male oppressors have persisted for centuries.  Whether due…