Dune Discussion: The Writing and Words of Dune

In part one of Jackie's and my discussion of Frank Herbert's Dune, we talked about Herbert's influences, their effects on the story of Dune, and the characters. In part two, we talk about the writing-- down to how certain word choices affect the story. We also talk about the Denis Villeneuve film, due out in … Continue reading Dune Discussion: The Writing and Words of Dune

Dune: The Book and Its Influences

Earlier in the fall, partly prompted by the then-upcoming Denis Villeneuve film, Jackie at Death by Tsundoku and I decided to embark on a buddy read of the epic science fiction classic, Dune, written by Frank Herbert. It was Jackie's first time reading the book and the I-don't-know-how-many-th time through. We had multiple discussions throughout … Continue reading Dune: The Book and Its Influences

Book Review: The Lost Queen

The Lost Queen (The Lost Queen trilogy #1)by Signe PikeHistorical Fantasy527 pagesPublished September, 2018, by Touchstone Though scholars and armchair historians have spent centuries debating the historicity of the stories of King Arthur and his knights, no one has ever nailed down historical figures who can be decisively called 'King Arthur' or 'Merlin' and serve … Continue reading Book Review: The Lost Queen

Goodreads Monday: Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art

Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme where we randomly select a book from our Goodreads To Be Read list and share it with the world. It’s been hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners, but I’m not sure if that blog is active anymore. Please enjoy this preview of what I want to read in the future! … Continue reading Goodreads Monday: Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art