Advice, Books

On Bad Sequels

Movie franchises get a lot of flak for capitalizing on a successful film with half-assed and gratuitous sequels. Of course, sequels invariably suck, usually because they have to both create and then solve a character flaw for a protagonist who already reached resolution at the end of the previous film. It's like taking "happily ever… Continue reading On Bad Sequels

Books, Poetry, Reviews

Review: Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

I have a certain tendency to weigh myself down with too many dense books, get overwhelmed trying to slog through them, and then just stop reading for a while. However, this year, I am trying to make a reading goal--40 books for the year--which means I cannot afford the usual stall-outs. To attempt to break… Continue reading Review: Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson