Little Free Library

Ellie and I were out for a walk yesterday when we came across the Little Free Library near my home and we saw this: In case you cannot read it, the note says: Notice: I put this Little Free Library here to teach my son about sharing and kindness. When you take all of the books out of the library at once without even leaving a book, you make it very hard to teach that lesson. Be neighborly. Take a book, leave a book. Thank Continue reading →

Why Today was Oddly Awesome

So I’m sure I’ve made it clear, but to reiterate, I’m a big Song of Ice and Fire series fan. So naturally, when I heard two girls in the 8th form saying things like “Winter is coming” and “Family, Duty, Honor”, I perked up. Turns out, the two girls are in the middle of reading the second book (A Clash of Kings). They started watching A Game of Thrones but didn’t like it, partly because it didn’t sync up with the book enough and partly because Continue reading →

The Death of the Starks

Sometimes I wonder if George R.R. Martin is the only person who’s rooting against the Starks. Last night I finally finished A Dance with Dragons, the fifth and most current book in The Song of Ice and Fire series. For those of you unaware, these are massive books. Each one weighs in around 1,000 pages. But seriously, George, why are you always hating on the Starks? They seem to be the only family in your twisted, f—ed up world that has any amount of honor. Are Continue reading →

A Song of Ice and Fire: A Storm of Swords

I find it hard to talk about the Song of Ice and Fire series because there is so much that happens in each one of them. I could have reviewed the first two by now, but I didn’t know where to begin. I’m going to assume you have read them already, however, and this might contain some plot spoilers. It must be said that George R. R. Martin’s writing style is uniquely drawing. There’s something almost jarring about how he changes narrators after each chapter. But the jarring isn’t Continue reading →

Kindle Fire

Maybe Amazon read my post, The high-end Kindle, maybe they didn’t. However, the news has been confirmed by Amazon that they are going to start selling a few new Kindles. I wish I had a reason to replace my Kindle 3 because these new ones look like a treat. The Kindle comes in 3.5 new varieties (the Kindle Touch has a 3G option). The new Kindles are the Kindle Fire, the Kindle Touch, and the Kindle (the Kindle 3 has been renamed “Kindle Keyboard”). The new Continue reading →

The high-end Kindle

With the amount of time I have, I read a fair number of books. I always have and I suspect I always will. About a year ago I received my first Kindle. It changed reading for me forever. I thought, like many people yet to own a Kindle, that pages and physical copies are important. I thought without them reading just wouldn’t be the same. I was wrong. Reading is very near to being the same on a Kindle, you’re just holding something different (I Continue reading →