Two Reviews

Today I have two reviews for you, my minuscule list of regular readers, both fresh from the deeply buried vaults of the Reynolds Files.  One book, one movie.  Bet you can guess the movie. Star Wars:  The Force Awakens Excellent.  Top notch entertainment.  Returns to a “smaller is better” ideal, with strong characters, good acting,…

2016 Resolutions

This post features an image of my new typewriter.  Ain’t she spanking good?  I’ll spend Christmas break taking it apart and cleaning it up and look forward to using it when possible. It’s never to early for New Year’s resolutions.  I generally try not to make too many, we should have goals of self-improvement year…

Fame and Fortune

I sometimes wonder if I missed my time.  Most of my favorite authors started writing when they were younger, not ditching the dream until they were solidly middle aged to pursue it, hanging on with dogged determination until they finally broke through.  Granted, many more authors started when they were young and clung tenaciously to…

Socially Media

Clearly I have been remiss in blogging.  I am equally as remiss on twittering, or tweeting, or whatever you want to call the platform I will henceforth refer to as micro-chat.  Seriously, how can anyone say anything useful in 140 characters?  Most of the time I see people post, and post, and post again to…

Literally Literary

Taking a pause from consuming vast quantities of food to consider the concept of literary fiction versus genre fiction, and shake my head sadly at the fools who continue to act as though there is a big difference and that literary is massively superior in some way. As it happened, someone decided to post on…

Writer’s Block Party

I’m not going to watch the news, I’m not going to watch the news.  Seriously, the events of the last few days are exactly why I no longer watch the news anymore, why I listen to books in CD in the car, etc.  The ridiculous fear mongering and panic from vocal idiots just pisses me…

I love Paris in the Spring Time

It’s the 5 million pound elephant in the room.  What happened in Paris last Friday.  The brutal attacks and violence.  And watching the many reactions to it, I’m absolutely dumbfounded and pissed off at how many American conservatives are screaming bloody murder and want to mire us in yet another long war against a group…

Book Review – Blackout and All Clear by Connie Willis

Connie Willis has been one of my favorite Science Fiction authors since I read her stellar novel, Doomsday Book.  She has returned several times to the same time traveling historians, in follow up books like To Say Nothing of the Dog, and her original Hugo Award winning story from 1984 called Fire Watch.  This time…

The Award from the Academy Goes To…

It is every author’s dream to receive awards for their work.  Or at least oodles of money.  I could go either way, though both would be preferable.  How about we combine them, a Hugo Award for best Novel of the year, and massive amounts of sales for the same work, including a Hollywood movie starring…

Denial ain’t just a River in Egypt

Ah, rejection.  You bitch.  I loathe thee, even as I’ve learned to be more tolerant of your existence.  It took me damn long enough, but I still feel your claws tearing at my heart when you come bouncing into the room, all smiles and giggles, tugging at my clothing as you lean close to breath…