Pulled from the Pages: Neil Gaiman, The View from the Cheap Seats

Pulled from the Pages: Neil Gaiman, The View from the Cheap Seats

I recently finished reading The View from the Cheap Seats by Neil Gaiman (book review to come, stay tuned). But a few moments in the book really stood out, so I pulled them from the pages to share with you now. “Life is sometimes hard. Things go wrong, in life and in love and in business and in friendship and in health and in all the other ways that life can go wrong. And when things get tough, this is…

Book Review: The Count of Monte Cristo

Book Review: The Count of Monte Cristo

When a friend of mine recently said, “Hey, I think I’m going to read the Count of Monte Cristo.” my initial response was, “Oh, I have a copy of that” …and then I scoffed. But after some consideration, I realized that I had never actually picked it up and read it. The tales woven by Alexandre Dumas have become part of our culture in a way – we all know of The Three Musketeers, The Man in the Iron Mask…that…

Time to Make Time

I came across this article today and realized that there is a lot of truth to how much time we all spend on mindless items or being generally unproductive. It can feel really good to be unproductive when you have a long work week or are just simply tired. But if you have a goal, then in some cases the excuse of not having the time doesn’t apply. If something (like a reading goal) is that important to you, it’s…

When to Give Up on a Book

When to Give Up on a Book

When to give up on a book (or if giving up on a book should even be considered an option) has been a topic that I have gone back and forth about quite a bit. When you go to college to study Literature, you don’t get much of a choice about what you read. Sure, you pick the classes, but the piles of books that come with each class are, for the most part, up to the professor to select.…