Category Archive: Books & Reading

Anything to do primarily with books and reading.

Jul 12

In Which I Recommend The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean at the End of the Lane is terrifying and comforting, grounded and fanciful, delicate and powerful. But most of all, it is a true representation of childhood—or rather, of revisiting childhood as an adult. It is, in other words, a Gaiman sort of book, and if that’s enough for you to …

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Jul 05

Stephen King's Joyland: Not the Usual

Might as well establish this up front: I’m a Stephen King fan. (Some people aren’t, but hey, there’s no accounting for taste.) I am not, however, a horror fan. Not really. So when I read his work that can be classified as horror—which, by the way, is only a portion of it, despite where it’s …

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Jul 01

Books of Childhood: Frog and Toad and All the Others

Magic happened this weekend. I was at Barnes & Noble, where I had originally intended to buy a comic book for my 14-year-old nephew who is recovering from surgery. Since I came in for just the one thing, of course, I found myself walking around toting an armful of books that I had to set …

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