It’s the time of year when established media outlets and blog boys alike put out their “Best ____ of 2018 so far” lists. Ya know I’m no different. However, I don’t make money off of my last name dot com, so I don’t need 50 different lists to appease my advertisers. I limited myself to… Read More Gimme 5 (aka the best of everything so far in 2018)
Today, I start working part-time my favorite bookstore – Changing Hands in Phoenix. I am incredibly stoked because I love bookstores. I often spend any free time that I need to kill at a local indie or at Barnes & Noble. I even worked at BN in Augusta, Maine and Tempe, Arizona (where I dated… Read More 50 fiction recommendations from the last 5 years
Every two months, I’ll wrangle up ten of my favorite books that I’ve come across to recommend to friends and family (plus random internet strangers). These might range from books I think are the “best” to ones that just surprised me to authors I interviewed. Here are ten from January and February in the order that they… Read More Ten books to read from 2017 (part 1 of 6)
Back in 2014 and 2015, I picked a group of short stories that are available online. It’s been over a year since I’ve done something like this, but want to do it more often. Here are five short stories from five different literary journals and reviews.
UPDATE : Yet another 5 short stories you can – and should – read online right now can be found here. I posted “5 more short stories you can – and should – read online right now” over a year ago in response to an article Paste Magazine posted. It’s gotten a consistant amount of… Read More Another 5 short stories you can – and should – read online right now
The war in Iraq was monumental in my life. Not in the sense that I knew anybody who shipped off and never came back. It didn’t even give me a sense of patriotism pulsing though my body. They were just there, looming over my life in a post-9/11 world. I picked up Phil Klay’s short story collection Redeployment… Read More ‘Redeployment’ reviewed
UPDATE 2: Yet another 5 short stories you can – and should – read online right now can be found here. UPDATE: Another 5 short stories you can – and should – read online right now can be found here. My friends over at Paste Magazine wrote an article called “5 Short Stories You Can… Read More 5 more short stories you can – and should – read online right now