Writers of the Future, Volume 34, Synopses and Teasers

Here's some tidbits about the stories included in this years Writers of the Future, Volume 34, and the incredible artwork. "Turnabout" A djinn owes her liberator a wish, but what's she to do when he refuses make it? One of my favorites, "Turnabout" by Erik Bundy is a tale brimming with travel, adventure, and dry … Continue reading Writers of the Future, Volume 34, Synopses and Teasers

Book Review: “The Books of Ember” by Jeanne DuPrau

The Books of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau Amazing! I love all three of the Books of Ember. Book 1: The City of Ember The first book tell the story of Lina and Doon, a girl and a boy that live in the City of Ember, a city constructed underground (though the two kids don't know … Continue reading Book Review: “The Books of Ember” by Jeanne DuPrau

Book Review: “The Complete Persepolis” by Marjane Satrapi

The Complete Persepolis  by Marjane Satrapi The Complete Persepolis is a comic-strip autobiography. Rather than the average, page-by-page, word-by-word, approach to autobiographies, Satrapi illustrated the first 24 years of her life in brusque, humorous comics. In these 24 years, she covers the Islamic Revolution and how it affected her childhood and family, the beginning of … Continue reading Book Review: “The Complete Persepolis” by Marjane Satrapi

Book Review: “What Men Live By” by Leo Tolstoy

"What Men Live By" by Leo Tolstoy A Review and Reflection... Though a majority of the story is nothing profound--the simple recount of a stranger being found naked and starving by a poor shoemaker who takes him home and cares for him; the stranger then learns the shoemakers craft and becomes a renowned shoemaker in the … Continue reading Book Review: “What Men Live By” by Leo Tolstoy

Book Review: “The Power of Serving Others” by Gary Morsch and Dean Nelson

The Power of Serving Others by Gary Morsch and Dean Nelson What am I here for? This book assumes that people are asking themselves this question as they search for meaning and purpose in their lives. The answer this book suggests is service. As philosophers, religious figures, and scientists have all suggested, true power and purpose … Continue reading Book Review: “The Power of Serving Others” by Gary Morsch and Dean Nelson