Category Archives: Pairings

The Martian, Chronicled

You guys. You GUYS. This one was just way too easy, but it was also perfect. Ace. Stellar. All the superlatives. Of course Andy Weir’s stand-out novel The Martian should be paired with The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury, because they have the … Continue reading

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Need a Beer With Gaiman’s Sandman?

Approaching Neil Gaiman’s Sandman series is always kind of intimidating. On one hand, it’s this break-through work of one of our best writers. It’s moody and dark and sets the tone for so much of Gaiman’s later pieces. But, see, it’s also … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Joseph Campbell!

Joseph Campbell–mythologist and writer–would be celebrating his birthday today if he were still alive. His thoughts on mythology though continue to influence all of us, whether we’re watching a movie, reading a book, or diving into the theory that supports … Continue reading

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Margaret Atwood’s MaddAddam With Lavender Biscuits

“There’s the story, then there’s the real story, then there’s the story of how the story came to be told. Then there’s what you leave out of the story. Which is part of the story too.”  – Margaret Atwood, MaddAddam Perhaps … Continue reading

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Further Reading for Call the Midwife

I’m hooked on BBC’s Call the Midwife.  Now, I’ve been seeing hints of it, thanks to some of the other book bloggers out there, and so I set aside some time this week to really hunker down and watch a few … Continue reading

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Bubbly to Light Up Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities

Some of my favorite books are those ones that measure the line between poetry and prose, those ones that are imaginative yet fiercely real. Winding down the lines of these books beckons more towards poetry, and yet, we can follow … Continue reading

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Get Movin’ With Spark by Dr. John Ratey

Certain books bring out the inner geek more than others. Certain books ends up impacting actual day-to-day activities more than others. Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain by John J. Ratey, MD did both for me. The … Continue reading

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Get Corned With Chuck Wendig’s Under the Empyrean Sky

Corn. Never has a grain been so hated and, perhaps, a bit feared. In Chuck Wendig’s Under the Empyrean Sky, he takes that fear to yet another level in his dystopic world where the rich sit idling above the poor … Continue reading

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