One question that virtually every book lover gets asked is the inevitable, “What is your favorite book?” As if it were possible to choose only one book, in the entire universe of books, in all of the galaxies of genre, among all of the stars of narratives. And for those of us who collect books, … Continue reading Learning to Slay Dragons
My last post shared some honest thoughts from Dave Rudden about boys and how they are taught by expectation and example not to feel. I hope that if you’re reading this blog post, you’ve given his excellent essay a read first. I have never been a boy, so my experience with this subject is certainly … Continue reading You Can Be More: Writing for Boys
This week's post features words from upcoming Irish author Dave Rudden, whose novel Knights of the Borrowed Dark will be released in August of this year. I was delighted and gratified to find his work because not only does the story sound like a really good read, it also resonates with many themes that I think are … Continue reading Why Teenage Boys are Told Not to Feel, and Why That’s So Wrong
Talking about my experiences with a new favorite video game--now with 100% more gifs.
If you know me, it doesn’t surprise you when I pick up a new hobby. I pick them up like pretty pebbles along a hiking trail. However, unlike pebbles, my new hobbies don’t usually end up being tossed away or back onto the path where I found them. They typically wind up in … Continue reading Lessons in Buttercream
The first time I saw him, I wondered if we had met before. I thought the feeling would be easy to shake off, because I knew that I’d never seen this fellow before. Instead, I felt that hesitant sense of discovery, the back-and-forth dance that some of us do when we think we recognize someone … Continue reading A Character Outside of His Book
Here it is, Marvel fans: the day that you have been anxiously anticipating for nearly three years. That’s right, ever since Tony Stark announced that the famous group of superheroes was going to avenge the world, you’ve been waiting for them to do it again. A lot’s happened since that last movie came out. I … Continue reading Saving Cake for Special Occasions
From the beginning of our lives, there is one question that hovers over us constantly. When we gaze up into our parents’ eyes, it is there. When we crawl about the floor or dash away to inspect something new, we find it in most of the places we look. When we try something that we … Continue reading In Defense of Growing Up