This blog is written for the people who text me from bookstores to ask what they should read next. I read a variety of fiction alongside the occasional non-fiction work (usually something medical-ish). Since I’m a hypochondriac and should be discouraged from reading about rare diseases and mental disorders, there will be a stronger showing of fiction than non-fiction. As for fantasy and sci-fi, I’m deeply out of touch with the former (though it may appear here eventually) and not a fan of the latter. My affection for sci-fi begins and ends with Bradbury’s The Martian Chronicles; I’m not keen on Dune’s necessary dictionary and the genre’s tendency to end via a technological deus ex machina. (No pun intended.)
I will try to keep these reviews spoiler free. Reading is more fun as an unexpected journey than as a slog to a known ending. While small spoilers will come up in the course of discussing a book, there will not be anything that ruins the experience (I hope). So to those people running across this blog in search of answers for their English homework (judging from search phrases): sorry to not be of more help.