Category Archives: Reading

Stormtroopers can be fantastical, too.

The Stormtrooper Mentality You probably already know that according to the Myers-Briggs personality test, I’m an ISTJ. Part of my personality is to find comfort in rigid structure, so I find comfort in labeling myself, and I have mentioned my personality traits many times on this site. The part of my personality I’d like to […]

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Book Review: Atonement

I picked up Atonement by Ian McEwan on the suggestion of a fellow editor, so I was prepared in every way to like this book. However, I was hugely disappointed. I understand why so many people think that it was a great book, but I myself cannot bring myself to praise it. This review contains […]

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For the Love of Reading!

When we were growing up people would always ask us, “What is it like to be a twin?” (I start out with a “we” to show you that when I was little this was my default personal pronoun.  But not in an Ayn Rand kind of way.) My response to that is, “I don’t know, […]

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Vampires, Steampunkery, and a Y-axis called Whimsy

I don’t have anything terribly profound to say this week so I will take a page out of Becca Campbell’s book and just tell you what has been keeping me occupied lately. Last weekend I had a debatably successful Consortium meeting with Courtney, Aaron, and Josh.  I say debatable becuase we had a small debate […]

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To Read or Not to Read

As promised, I have brought forth some classic literature, the bard himself. So here we go, guys, let’s read some Shakespeare.  Are you ready?  Look, I even put in pictures to make it easier for you. To be, or not to be, that is the question: Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer The […]

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What Is the Deal with Shakespeare?

“Classic–a book which people praise and don’t read.”  –Mark Twain Usually when we see in a book something we think we’re intimate with, we just read the first line and then move on to the new, more interesting stuff.  How many times have we said, “To be or not to be,” or some garbling thereof […]

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A New Day, a New Blog

I feel that a new blog deserves some new words to announce its arrival.  Over here at Stormy Night Publishing we’re going to be looking at what makes a “good” book and ways we can hold ourselves to those standards.  As I’ve been reading Stein on Writing, I realize that I know a lot of […]

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>Jasper Fforde and the Eyre Affair

>I think I’m ready to talk about Jasper Fforde now. Well, not just about him, although I’m sure he’s a lovely person, but about his character Thursday Next and her first novel, The Eyre Affair. My first beef with this book is the flap, but since Mr. Fforde had nothing to do with that, I’ll […]

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>Janus at the door: looking behind and ahead

>I thought now would be a good time to look back at where I was a year ago in my life. Well, weather-wise, we have seen some definite changes. There was no blizzard on Christmas, and it has hardly gotten below freezing this winter. Global Warming must be true! In more good news, my house […]

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>List of Books

>Oops, I forgot to add the entire list of books. Here it is. 01. Heat Wave –“Richard Castle” (1-3)02. About a Boy –Nick Hornby (1-8)03. Pirate Latitudes –Michael Crichton (1-10)04. Rebecca—an American Girl (1-15)05. Pretties –Scott Westerfeld (1-17)06. Anthem –Ayn Rand (1-25)07. Rest You Merry –Charlotte MacLeod (1-29)08. Specials –Scott Westerfeld (2-9)09. Ice Palace –Edna […]

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