The Lost World

Title: The Lost World Author: Michael Crichton Published: 1995 I never read this as a kid, unlike its predecessor, Jurassic Park. My reasoning? Because I saw the movie first and was supremely disappointed. And even though I know the book is generally better than the movie, I just couldn't bring myself to read this thing. … Continue reading The Lost World


Jurassic Park

Title: Jurassic Park Author: Michael Crichton Published: 1990 I read this when I was a kid. And as much as I've always loved the film, I thought the book was better. Even at the tender age of 11 or 12, whenever it was that I read it. I picked it up again, thinking that, as … Continue reading Jurassic Park

The Dead Zone

Title: The Dead Zone Author: Stephen King Published: 1979 I have an issue with a quote on the back of my paperback copy of this book. Apparently, someone from Cosmopolitan called this book "truly frightening... will scare you witless!" Now, in a lot of Stephen King's stuff, I'll give that to him. I got scared … Continue reading The Dead Zone

Question of the Week #51

Do you have any specific long-term goals? What is one and how do you plan on reaching it? I do have some specific long-term goals. The one that I would like to share on this blog may come as no surprise to anyone reading this. I want to be a published author. Not just on … Continue reading Question of the Week #51

Day Thirteen

A Fictional Book Kids, I haven't written a fictional book yet. I mean, sure, I've got some ideas floating around up there in the old noggin, but I don't want to share them here. Not yet, anyway. I mean, what if I have an unscrupulous reader who would take that idea and run with it … Continue reading Day Thirteen

Should I Write a Book?

It's a question I ask myself every now and then. And I've been asking myself off and on for many years. I think about it. I get excited about the ideas and the possibilities. I get overwhelmed. I doubt my abilities. I wonder if I could ever even find the required time. I quit before … Continue reading Should I Write a Book?