Books

Gift Giving Guide: Science Fiction Books for the Special People in Your Life

As an avid reader and writer, there's no gift quite so precious to me as a book. My best friend and I spent years exchanging books as birthday and holiday presents, often with a little inscription inside stating why we picked it out for the other person. Last Christmas, my husband deviated from his normal… Continue reading Gift Giving Guide: Science Fiction Books for the Special People in Your Life

Books

Escaping Reality with Outlander: “Dragonfly in Amber” Review

I've always liked books that transport me far away from today's world. It's rare that I'll read a contemporary novel -- give me an epic fantasy in another realm, a science fiction adventure on an other planet, or a historical romance set in another time. Lately, the Outlander series of novels by Diana Gabaldon have been… Continue reading Escaping Reality with Outlander: “Dragonfly in Amber” Review

Books, Movies

What Harry Potter Means to Me

I was a little late to the Harry Potter game. Though the books started coming out when I was a preteen -- which would have been the perfect time to read them -- I was devouring Lord of the Rings and Dune back then. And Harry Potter wasn't high on the reading list at my school. Maybe the silliness of some… Continue reading What Harry Potter Means to Me