Friday, July 17, 2015

A Short Story: Kex's Blood Oath

So, as you may have noticed, the whole 2015 book challenge didn't really work out. Work has left me so emotionally and mentally drained that I haven't really been able to work up the motivation to track down all of the books I was going to read and write about. I HAVE been writing, though; whenever the mood strikes me I've sat down and written a bit, 300 words here, a few tweets-worth there, but nothing I really felt was good enough for this blog. (This is, after all, what I want to be able to point future employers to for samples of my work.) That is, until now. I'm actually pretty proud of this one; I banged it out in one marathon session, and it hasn't been edited at all. I might revise it at some point, or even make it into part of a larger whole, but for now I think it stands alright on its own. Enjoy!

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Book Challenge 2015: World War Z

The first book I read this year could have fit several categories; I’ve owned it for over a year and hadn’t read it, it came with a recommendation from several friends, it’s been turned into an (execrable) movie, and with a bit of stretching it can be considered to be a collection of short stories. For the sake of simplicity (and because the other books-turned-hollywood-blockbuster-fodder I have access to are Twilight, Harry Potter, Eragon, or other overexposed or downright crappy titles) I elected to fill the Challenge’s #3 slot first.

McKinney's 2015 Reading Challenge - Master Page

So a few weeks ago I decided I’d try the 2015 Reading Challenge from Popsugar when it crossed my twitter feed. More out of lack of anything else important in my life than anything else, I decided to return to my oft-languishing blog and give my impressions of the books I was reading. As a result, I should be posting a new book review/overview every week or so this year. Wish me luck!

If you’re interested in keeping track of what book I read for what reason (and why would you be?) bookmark this page, which I’ll keep updated as I go.