Recap of Books Read in January 2018 (29!!)

I'm not joking when I say I live vicariously through books.  I love pretending I'm in a place I've never been or once again visiting somewhere I have been.  I love pretending that I'm a better and brighter version of myself, which I can do by placing myself inside the story.  Of course, some characters … Continue reading Recap of Books Read in January 2018 (29!!)

“War Dances” by Sherman Alexie ★★★★

A nice mix of short stories and poetry by an insightful writer. I sometimes wondered if some of his writings may be his personal truths or if he was telling others' stories or just making up stories.  It was all very honest; he understands the inner workings of people. What stood out for me was his story … Continue reading “War Dances” by Sherman Alexie ★★★★

“There Will Come Soft Rains” by Ray Bradbury ★★★★★

Short Story by Ray Bradbury Originally published in 1950 in The Martian Chronicles Disturbing tale of what remains after a nuclear blast in 2026.  The McClellan home in Allendale, California is the last remaining building standing.  It continues functioning normally in a futuristic fashion even though the family who lived there is no longer present. … Continue reading “There Will Come Soft Rains” by Ray Bradbury ★★★★★