In my mind, cookbooks were just binders of recipes you keep on a greasy shelf somewhere that may or may not be close to the kitchen, from which you might have one or two go-to recipes you follow for nostalgia’s sake, and otherwise they serve little useful purpose. That is, until I received a copy of Mastering Bread as a gift.
What is Time?
It is first necessary to establish what, precisely, is being asked by that question, since most casual answers are actually responding to the perceived question ‘how is time measured,’ and not to the actual question ‘what is time’.
War: How Conflict Shaped Us Review
I was interested to see what insights I might glean from MacMillan’s War: How Conflict Shaped Us, but the answer, sadly, was ‘not many.’
A story of Conflict
When I try to write stories and they don’t work, I’m increasingly seeing that the common thread is that they lack a sufficient, permeating conflict.
Two Treatises of Government Review
After spending the first treatise lambasting a proponent of absolute, unlimited monarchy, Locke turns in the second treatise to what I would consider the more productive exercise of defining, deriving, and justifying for himself the source of political power in any commonwealth.
Charmers Author’s Note
Charmers is my first professionally published story (I should really add that to my author bio), which I am very excited about, even now.
Volsunga Saga Review
If I were feeling lazy, I could probably summarize this review by saying that reading the Volsunga Saga was a little like reading a cross between Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology and The Story of Burnt Njal.
In My Defense Release and Author’s Note
This is the story that received an honorable mention in Elegant Literature's "World Builders" issue several months ago, and after a lengthy internal debate, I decided to post it directly to IGC Publishing instead of seeking out other platforms for it.
Niccolò Rising Review
The elements that I enjoyed about the Lymond Chronicles are all present: a brilliant protagonist, beautiful writing, fascinating historical context, and evocative descriptions. Despite all of that, I found it difficult to engage with the story.
Thank You, Amazon
Recently, a few people asked me where I find the books I read. The honest answer is that I find most of them through Amazon, either directly or indirectly, but I found that I hesitated to give that answer.