Summer Reading Challenge 2016: The Pier Falls and Other Stories

There's nothing better than a summertime read that so thoroughly describes the tragic, horrific event of an ocean pier falling and taking human life with it. The title of this short story collection by Mark Haddon (and consequently, the title of the first of these stories) is so simplistic, so matter of fact, yet no detail between the … Continue reading Summer Reading Challenge 2016: The Pier Falls and Other Stories

Word of the Moment: Detente

Happy Sunday friends! I'm starting today with Mark Haddon's recently published short story collection, The Pier Falls, and I'm greatly enjoying it. Which is a little strange to say, because these stories are tragic and disastrous. Reading sorrowful stories and deciding whether to hate or empathize with characters who are fighting to survive situations they put themselves, … Continue reading Word of the Moment: Detente

RC2015 – November II: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

I had hoped not to be so terrible with posting during the last few days, but alas, Thanksgiving festivities kept me from my blog duties. Thankfully a new month is starting tomorrow, which means time will be spent scheduling, goal making, and organizing within the next few days. For now, here is the wrap-up of my November … Continue reading RC2015 – November II: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time