I have been a firm believer in watching adaptations before reading the books that they are based on. That enables my mental picture to not influence my level of enjoyment on screen. Then there was American Gods, where I got to experience it both orders. The background concept for the book is what happens to… Continue reading A New Twist
Over the weekend I was involved in a fascinating discussion about how our minds process what we read. For years I've been obsessed with the concept of how splotches of ink on the page can transform me into a different world. It turns out that journey is not perceived the same way by everyone. One of… Continue reading How Do You Read?
I love learning about soon-to-be released books. I have a list that I periodically check against my library's catalog so that I can claim my spot in the queue. Occasionally I get to be the first person to read a copy, which is such a huge treat. My love for reading newly released books does… Continue reading The Martian
While it was looking bleak for a while, I'm finally back in the reading habit, and I'm not too far behind. Whew! The idea that I might not be a reader any more was scaring me. So glad that that is not the case. Part of what helped turning the tide was when I discovered… Continue reading Movies from Books