Month: January 2020

2020 Book Review: What Men Live By and Other Tales Leo Tolstoy

This book contains short stories that are meant to be–moral tales. I have read a little from Tolstoy, but this grouping is one of the few books I have read. I read it several years ago and as I’ve not really mentioned it before I figured it’d be ideal for

2020 Book Review: A Stir of Echoes by Richard Matheson

Richard Matheson has written one a book that became one of my favorite movies of all time, What Dreams May Come. I have yet to read that book; the film captured me so much, but it is one I’ll read down the road if I ever come across it. He

2020 Book Review: 1984 by George Orwell

There are some books I’ve come across in my youth that my perspective changed in my aging. Sometimes I find a gem I see completely different later. As is life, perception changes and life goes on, but this is just one of those books that can transform over time after

2020 Book Review: Roald Dahl’s Book of Ghost Stories

This is not a book written by Dahl. Instead, this is a collection of authors he wanted for a collection with the theme ghost stories. The introduction told helped me fix my initial mistake. I’m glad I usually flip through a few pages and read before picking up and purchasing,

2020 Book Review: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

I read this book for the first time in the fifth grade as part of a project on the author Mary Shelley. I admit, back then I really didn’t want to do anyone else. I had never read her work but heard of her and her work in classes. I

Good-bye Southern Fried Autopsies

Starting 2020, for me, begins with cleaning. I start Spring Cleaning long before it’s ever Spring. I enjoy starting the new year fresh. It’s a reboot of the soul and going into it with a clean slate. This means I clean out a year’s worth of stuff that has cluttered

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