Category: Literature

Original short stories, poetry, and book reviews.

Book Review: The Defining Decade

  Our “thirty-is-the-new-twenty” culture tells us the twentysomething years don’t matter. Some say they are a second adolescence. Others call them an emerging adulthood. Dr. Meg Jay, a clinical psychologist, argues that twentysomethings have been caught in a swirl of hype and misinformation, much…

Book Review: Life After Life

This week’s Book Review takes a look at Life After Life, by Kate Atkinson Life After Life, by Kate Atkinson, won the 2013 Costa Book Awards (Novel) and was shortlisted for the 2013 Orange Prize for Fiction and It was also selected as one of the 10 Best Books…

Book Review: SIGMA Force Series

The SIGMA Force series is written by James Rollins and is a personal favorite of mine. Rollins uses a mixture of real science, historical facts, and fiction to create an interesting, often times thought provoking, and exciting ride in each one of the books.

Reading for Fun vs. Reading for School

Reading for school Reading for fun I just finished reading To Kill a Mockingbird and it got me thinking of my old high school days (all of three years ago). I was remembering reading To Kill a Mockingbird my sophomore year as a class.…

Short Story: The Orb

The following is a short story I had to write for one of my summer classes. I ended up spending  a lot more time on it than I originally thought, and am proud of the finished product. That is why I am sharing it…

Book Review: The Century Trilogy

A few months ago, I was fortunate enough to come across The Century Trilogy while perusing the Barnes & Noble website. The trilogy is written by Ken Follett and currently has 2 of the 3 books published. The second book, “Winter of the World”…