Tag: charles dickens

  • Books of 2015: The Year of the Western

    I read 32 books this year, which happens to be the same number as last year. There were some really, really good books, and some stinkers. Some were re-reads for school, but most were first-timers. And the majority of the reading I did on my own seemed to be novels set in the Old West. […]

  • Why buying for Dad is so difficult

    I’m two days away from my 47th Christmas and only have one gift left to buy. It’s for my dad. He’s going to get the same thing I’ve gotten him the last two years, something inexpensive, consumable … something that I know he’ll like, but maybe isn’t what he wants. How do I know? Because […]

  • Summer goals

    I’ve managed to stay crazy busy this summer, and that’s a good thing. I’ve set a goal of being self-employed as a full-time writer by this time next year, so that means a lot of production this summer. I have been, and will continue to be busy in these last few weeks of summer vacation […]

  • Death of Dora

    In my ‘umble opinion, no literary death can match that of Dora in Charles Dickens’ David Copperfield. It is such a moving piece, so filled with loss and pain and unrealized potential … This is Dickens at his best. This isn’t the over dramatic, boring, thank-God-it’s-finally-over death of Little Nell in The Old Curiosity Shop. […]

  • Death of Dora

    In my ‘umble opinion, no literary death can match that of Dora in Charles Dickens’ David Copperfield. It is such a moving piece, so filled with loss and pain and unrealized potential … This is Dickens at his best. This isn’t the over dramatic, boring, thank-God-it’s-finally-over death of Little Nell in The Old Curiosity Shop. […]