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A Great Writing Guide: The Creative Compass

April 17, 2014

The Creative Compass: Writing Your Way from Inspiration to Publication by Dan Millman and Sierra Prasada. I took quite a few notes as I read this book. Here are some of the passages that really spoke to me. On the importance of giving ourselves time [Keep Reading]

Short Term Self vs Long Term Self

April 15, 2014

I found this image on Tumblr and it really spoke to me. It would be a great discussion piece for the classroom about setting goals and working towards a bright future. We live in a day and age of instant everything. This can narrow our focus and [Keep Reading]

Daredevil Turns 50!

April 14, 2014

Daredevil #1.50 This a special single issue comic that celebrates the 50 Anniversary of my favourite superhero, Daredevil. The first story takes us to the future. Matt Murdoch is 50 years old and he has a nine year old son.  His son has heightened [Keep Reading]

Lost in Shangri-La

April 7, 2014

Lost in Shangri-La by Mitchell Zuckoff I bought this book for my dad when he got readmitted to the hospital back in August of last year. My dad was an avid reader and would spend about two hours a day reading. He especially liked books about war and [Keep Reading]

Journey to Rainbow Island – Book Giveaway

March 20, 2014

Journey to Rainbow Island by Christie Hsiao I was approached by the publisher of this book to do a review of the novel and a giveaway on my blog. The press release sounded interesting, so I agreed. Unfortunately, the novel didn’t live up to [Keep Reading]

The Unethical Bank

March 13, 2014

I was really surprised to read about the history of banks. I’d always felt like something was terribly wrong with how they operated, but I never really looked into it until I read this book. Neurotic Money: The World of Debt and How It Has [Keep Reading]

Latest Graphic Novel Reads

March 6, 2014

Star Wars: Blood Ties – Jango and Boba Fett Boba Fett was the bounty hunter in Return of the Jedi that stole every scene he was in. He was such a cool looking character. Since the first trilogy was released all those years ago, we have found [Keep Reading]

Insurgent (Divergent Book 2)

February 27, 2014

Insurgent by Veronica Roth Insurgent is the second book in the Divergent series. The first book was phenomenal and I had a really hard time putting it down. This second book is a great continuation of the world that was established in Divergent. I [Keep Reading]

Fast Fiction – A Guide to Novel Writing

February 24, 2014

Fast Fiction: A Guide to Writing a First-Draft Novel in Thirty Days by Denise Jaden National Novel Writing Month is a huge event that happens every November. The challenge is to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. It sound nearly impossible, but I [Keep Reading]

A Safe Community? (Not in The Walking Dead)

February 20, 2014

If you are not familiar with The Walking Dead, it is a story about a band of survivors in a zombie apocalypse. It’s horrific, scary, and at the same time, a really compelling read. This three issue arc was really well done. It gave the [Keep Reading]
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