Category: Book Reviews

  • I Read Cal Newport’s Deep Work So You Don’t Have To

    I Read Cal Newport’s Deep Work So You Don’t Have To

    Cal Newport’s DEEP WORK is both interesting and deeply infuriating. He makes some excellent points, but also has some major blind spots.

  • When Self-Help Books Go Horribly Wrong

    In conjunction with the tiny daily habits e-course I’m taking, I thought it would be worthwhile to do some reading on the subject. And since it was around New Year’s, the book store had a large display of self-help books on display. One of them was Gretchen Rubin’s Better Than Before and it looked like […]

  • Historical Fiction and Nicola Griffith’s Hild

    This is going to be, in part, a review of Nicola Griffith’s latest novel, Hild. But it’s also going to be a discussion of historical fiction and how historical fiction is also speculative fiction and shares much more with science fiction and fantasy than may be immediately apparent. Hild is, without a doubt, one of […]

  • To Sail Beyond the Sunset, Robert A. Heinlein

    I tried. I tried so hard to finish Heinlein’s last book, To Sail Beyond the Sunset and I just couldn’t. …let me back up. Why was I reading this book anyhow? Because it was the first Heinlein I ever read (given to 14 year old me by my father) and I thought it would be […]