Star Wars. Star Wars (Books) Everywhere

What is the first thing that comes to you when I say Star Wars? For me it is that Star Destroyer rumbling down the screen, first seen back when it was just Star Wars, and not yet Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. I was 10 at the time, and no other movie experience … Continue reading Star Wars. Star Wars (Books) Everywhere

It’s Random Book Day!

We just made this day up. Silk - Alessandro Baricco Chris - Our random books odyssey begins in Italy, with Alessandro Baricco’s Silk (translated from the Italian by Guido Waldman).  A short book, it tells the story of a Frenchman who deals in silkworms.  After a crop of worms are blighted by disease, he hazards … Continue reading It’s Random Book Day!

Walter White, Tony Soprano and Batman: A Look at Antiheroes

By Chris And Christina The Antihero.  From classic Greek drama all the way up to Walter White the antihero is a time honored literary trope.  And one that is often misunderstood.  Today we are going to help you understand who is or isn't an antihero, and talk about some of our favorites.  Of course our … Continue reading Walter White, Tony Soprano and Batman: A Look at Antiheroes

Observe October

By Amy October is probably best known for Halloween, but October has so much to offer! John educated us all about National Cyber Security Awareness Month, but did you know that October is also Squirrel Awareness Month? And that October 6th is Star Wars Reads Day? Check out Wikipedia for more October events and celebrate … Continue reading Observe October

See What We Are Reading, Read What We Are Watching

Recognize any of these people? Chances are, you've seen one of these shows, or have heard of them. It's a varied bunch, too - we've got nerds, monster hunters, zombies, Southern vampires, and Star Wars. Even if you're not a fan of any of these shows, you might be in interested in the subject matter, … Continue reading See What We Are Reading, Read What We Are Watching