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 religious groups… Continue reading What Harry Potter Means to Me

Books, Movies

The Strange World of “Annihilation”: Comparing the Book and Movie

Last week I whizzed through reading James VanderMeer's sci-fi novel Annihilation, in preparation for its film adaptation by Alex Garland. I finished the book on Friday -- it was only a six-hour audiobook, although it's part of a longer series -- and I saw the movie over the weekend. And it was weird, in a good… Continue reading The Strange World of “Annihilation”: Comparing the Book and Movie

Books

Listening as Reading: My Experience with Audiobooks

This isn't my typical post about science fiction, fantasy, or video games, but I thought I'd share my experience with audiobooks. I'd still count that as a geeky interest, right? About a year and a half ago, I started driving to work instead of taking public transportation, and to entertain myself on the commute, I… Continue reading Listening as Reading: My Experience with Audiobooks