Drink enough alcohol with me and I'll let you know exactly how I feel about Goodreads Giveaways. How they cost too much. How they don't result in reviews. How physical copies end up on Ebay the next week with the description brand new, never opened. It's just not a good marketing strategy compared to everything else available to indie authors. Still, when you reach the end of the year with a...
Review: Everything, Everywhere, All at Once
There's not much you can say about Everything, Everywhere, All at Once without spoiling the movie, so I'll leave you with this: the hype leading up to the theatrical and home release was huge, my expectations were huge, and from the moment the movie began to the last second some forty-two hours later, it delivered.
Review: Project Hail Mary
I am not a fan of first person POV in the best of times, and the way Weir uses it is super choppy. I did this. I did that. Something happened. The closer I got to the end, the more I found myself skipping lines at a time. That said… great book. Great premise along with an almost unbelievably intelligent and lucky protag. It follows the pattern set up in The Martian while also reminding me...
Vise Manor: Review by Sarah Orren @ Reedsy Discovery
Review: Providence by Max Barry
It has been a month since I finished reading Providence by Max Barry, and I still can't stop thinking about it. On the surface, it's a relatively simple story that will take you back to the good ol' days of Ender's Game and Starship Troopers, but it also throws in so many modern writing tricks that it feels like something completely new. The story moves fast, skipping past the extraneous to get...
You and I, Arjuna, have lived many lives.
There is so much to learn from this book beyond what writing is about. So much of my personal style is derived from Grimwood’s that I often read this book, or just chapters, before I start writing something new, or when I’m stuck. If I can’t start a chapter, I’ll load up my Kindle and read a few from Replay, just so I can remember that yes, writing is easy, so long as you are direct and honest.