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What Books I Want to See on Film

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Have any of you heard of the new speculative fiction site, The Semiotic Standard? Well, if you haven’t let me give you a reason why you should: The Collective.

One of the features they have, that is run by Andrea @LittleRedReader, is a round table panel called “The Collective”, which is where a question is posed and each panelist give their answer.

A couple of weeks ago (okay, more like a month ago now) I was invited on to answer the question:


Check out my answer along with what other bloggers, authors, editors, and publishers had to say 🙂



Zombie on a Plane


Sci-Fi November is a month-long blog event hosted by Rinn Reads and Over The Effing Rainbow. It was created to celebrate everything amazing about science fiction. From TV shows to movies, books to comics, and everything else in between, it was intended to help us share our love and passion for this genre and its many, many fandoms.

Zombie on a Plane

I don’t know about you, but I love flying. One of the main reasons is because it is a guaranteed three hours of undistracted reading time: no getting up to wander around the house, no stopping to make a snack, no internet. It’s just me and my book.

While I am from the chilly, snowy, overcast New England, I went to College down in the warm, sunny, happy South. This would require me flying at least six times per year – start of school, back and forth for Thanksgiving and Christmas, and then end of school – or more if there happened to be a hurricane that fall. One tradition that I started during all this flying, was I would always buy a mass market at the airport before each pair of flights.

For those of you that don’t know: my favorite author of all-time is Stephen King, and my favorite book by him, and the most influential book of my life (for other reasons outside of the scope of this story), is Duma Key. I picked up this book in November of 2008, when I was flying home for Thanksgiving break. Continue reading

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Some People Keep A Journal; I Write Book Reviews

Did you ever keep a journal or diary in high school? I didn’t. I did try a few times, but never stuck with it. I wish I had. To be able to look back on old memories, written down by you in word – I find it pretty surreal. There are still ways to relive “the old-days”. I still have an assortment of photos, random items, and notebooks from high school and college. Each of these representing a different period and place of my life. And when I hold and see these things, I can relieve those moments in my life. Recall those memories, feelings, and sometimes exact thoughts.

Do you ever notice how different it is when you find an old paper you wrote though?

Part of me still wants to, and says there’s no reason not to, but the other part there says there’s no reason to start – I already have my book reviews to look back on.

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A Simple Book Recommendation

The other week, I was checking out at my dentist’s office when I noticed a man in a blue shirt who looked familiar – I could not recall from where though. As I finished at the receptionist’s desk and walked out through the door into the waiting the room, the man in the blue shirt saw me. The instant he did he stood up, and with great smile walked over to me, sticking out his hand to shake, and said, “Hey, I want to you thank you so much for that book recommendation.”

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