Articles, essays, stories, etc.

Dec 312013
Review: Hercule Poirot: The Complete Short Stories

Hercule Poirot: The Complete Short Stories: A Hercule Poirot Collection with Foreword by Charles Todd by Agatha Christie My rating: 3 of 5 stars A lot of these I’d read before because they are published in other books of hers. For that reason, if you haven’t read Christie’s short stories featuring Poirot, then this is […]

Nov 302013
NaNoWriMo 2013

I didn’t think I would do it this year. The novel I had in mind, I couldn’t get researched in time. I had trouble even with desiring to write anything, and I worried that by the time November 1st came around, I’d have some motivation back but nothing to write. And so I, unusually for […]

Nov 162013
Review: Aban's Accension

Aban’s Accension by Shireen Jeejeebhoy My rating: 0 of 5 stars After talking to fellow indie writers on Twitter, I posted Aban’s Accension on Wattpad for feedback. The response was overwhelming, and I was particularly affected by readers who shared how Aban’s story affected them. I’m pleased to say that by the end of 2013, […]

Oct 282013
Review: Crime Machine

Crime Machine by Giles Blunt My rating: 3 of 5 stars It’s been awhile since the last book came out in the Cardinal series, and I wanted to see what happened to him after those tragic events when I saw Crime Machine ebook in the library. But I must say: Blunt has quite the gruesome […]

Oct 202013
Review: Death of a Dude

Death of a Dude by Rex Stout My rating: 4 of 5 stars Boy, is this ever a different kind of Nero Wolfe book. There’s no brownstone, barely any fine cooking, no orchids, and most amazing of all, Wolfe is out and about. The book is set in Montana, so Wolfe having to travel is […]

Oct 202013
Review: The Brass Verdict

The Brass Verdict by Michael Connelly My rating: 4 of 5 stars I’m pretty sure I read this book already, but I enjoyed reading it again. I like how Connelly brings in the protagonist of his other series and creates tension in the reader to see when the lawyer will figure out the cop, how […]

Oct 092013

I’ve been a bit lax in my blogging, so here’s this week’s knee-jerk philosophical question from my metaphysics course and my answer. Would you answer the same? Question: ‘Is a red rose red in the dark?’ : Do you think that things retain their colours in the dark, but we can’t see them? Or do […]

Sep 212013
Review: Blind Descent

Blind Descent by Nevada Barr My rating: 4 of 5 stars Anna Pigeon is always beaten up so much, one would think she’d be permanently concussed, bruised, and broken. But she’s made in the style of 1970s’ male TV action heroes: gets a lickin and keeps on bouncing back up, albeit limping. I like this […]

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