If shops can put out Halloween decorations before the kids are back in school or Labor Day’s been celebrated, then I can talk about vampires. Since Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles, I have been fascinated from a young age with the idea of eternal life – its pros and its cons. While we speak often about…… Continue reading The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova – Not another Vlad the Impaler Story!
Stories about history fascinate me. It doesn’t matter if they’re creative nonfiction like Edward Rutherford’s Sarum (the Story of Great Britain from how it became an island to the early 1980s), Diana Gabaldon’s historical fiction romance Outlander series, or Elizabeth Kostova’s The Historian. In movies, too, favorites include National Treasure and The Mummy. At this…… Continue reading 2,000 Ways How Not to Make a Lightbulb: Finding Success in Failure