Most of us know the difference between good and evil, but have you ever really stopped to think about why the things we think of as good are good and why the things we think of as evil are evil? Why is it that we know we should try to be selfless, honest, diligent, compassionate, […]
This week in Hogwarts… Yes, the big news about Pottermore was revealed!! Sort of! Okay just a bit! It’s actually not coming until July for some people and October for everyone else! This week J.K. Rowling announced that Pottermore would be an online site that will where you go for Harry Potter e-books, and a […]
Not favorite character, favorite character name. There are countless great characters in literature. Which of them have the best names? Ishmael? Humbert Humbert? Bilbo Baggins? Or, heck, take your pick from the incredible character names in the Harry Potter universe. Severus Snape? Dolores Umbrage? For me personally, I’m going with Severus Snape. What about you?
Hansel und Gretel One of the interesting aspects of watching my pal/novel Jacob Wonderbar enter the world has been the reaction of the people who reside outside of the book blogosphere. I’ve been living/virtual-breathing in the book world for so long I forget there are adults out there who don’t make a habit of reading […]
Lots of links this week! Shall we? Some big news in the book world as Random House, the lone holdout among the six major publishers, has agreed to Apple’s terms and will be moving over to the agency model. What is the agency model? Well, this post of yore provides some background, but for readers […]
In sports there’s an elusive and important quality called clutchness: the ability to deliver under pressure. From Michael Jordan to Robert Horry to Joe Montana, there have always been performers who rise to the occasion, even beyond the occasion, when it matters the most. Through determination, focus, imperviousness to pressure, they come up big when […]