Tag: Parable of the Sower

A Quiet Month With (Mostly) Serious Books – April Wrap Up

A Quiet Month With (Mostly) Serious Books – April Wrap Up

Posted May 5, 2021 in Checking In // 0 Comments

Bon martin, mes dames et monsieurs et tout les personnes. Not gonna lie.  March, April?  They were months.  I’m just going to be honest and straight up say that I slowed down even more on my reading compared to usual, and it should surprise no one that I did no writing.  That said, it was more or less what I anticipated from the month.  I needed a do-nothing break and while I wouldn’t say I feel rejuvenated, I would say that I feel less trampled.  But that’s enough of that – I have an upcoming post with an apology/explanation for next week. Maintenant, let’s look […]

Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler

Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler

Posted April 20, 2021 in Reviews // 0 Comments

  If you like slow, thoughtful, complex dystopias… you’ll like Parable of the Sower. Octavia E. Butler’s story of a world fallen to ruin feels like something that could still be in our near future.  Those types of stories – the ones that are close enough to reality you get chills – are the best kind.  They’re the sort you can indulge in and fear simultaneously.  And they’re familiar enough not to feel outlandish.  Butler’s world building is sublime in this way. The characters are all fantastic and, for a change, mostly diverse.  Parable of the Sower made a point of that […]

December Wrap Up and MERRY CHRISTMAS

December Wrap Up and MERRY CHRISTMAS

Posted December 25, 2017 in Checking In // 5 Comments

Merry Christmas my loves! I hope you are all having a lovely day with friends and family if you celebrate.  It’s okay, you can read this post tomorrow.  I’d rather you celebrated! And, of course, if you don’t celebrate Christmas, I hope you’re having a lovely Monday. As you read this, I am at my parents house for Christmas brunch.  Soon enough, we’ll head to my in-laws for Christmas with that half of the family and dinner.  It’s a day off and a day to be with loved ones.  Back to work tomorrow! The Monthly Book Haul My books this […]