A Killer Book Signing for Dark Fiction Lovers

Join us for a book signing and discussion with acclaimed author, A.R. Braun. This event will be held at the Pekin Public Library on October 29th, at 5:00 p.m. A.R. Braun will be signing books and discussing his latest Dark Fiction anthology collection titled, “Phantom World.” Phantom World is a trip into the sick mindContinue reading “A Killer Book Signing for Dark Fiction Lovers”

We’re Here to Fart Around

Kurt Vonnegut tells his wife he’s going out to buy an envelope: “Oh, she says, well, you’re not a poor man. You know, why don’t you go online and buy a hundred envelopes and put them in the closet? Vonnegut pretends not to hear her, and ventures out to get an envelope because he’s goingContinue reading “We’re Here to Fart Around”

More Hot Summer Reads!

More Hot Summer Reads on audible, as we have ramped up our audio listenting this Summer while we do yard work, jog, and lay poolside! Last month we shared our recommendations on Audio book for Audio book month and we received some pretty positive feedback. That being said, this month we decided to share aContinue reading “More Hot Summer Reads!”

The 10 Greek Orators From Athens

The 10 Greek orators from Athens were said to have been the most influential orators of ancient Greece during the 5th and 4th century BCE by Aristophanes of Byzantium.  These writers of judicial history are what follow after the great literature of legends such as the Iliad or Homer.  They are labeled as the AtticContinue reading “The 10 Greek Orators From Athens”

Afghanistan Literature: Memoirs, Poetry, Non-Fiction and Fiction

With the media attention being on Afghanistan’s situation, we can’t help but feel worried for the future of the people of Afghanistan. Literature helps us learn empathy; empathy for other human beings living in remote areas of the world under strict, horrifying conditions that we as readers, only dare read about in books. We knowContinue reading “Afghanistan Literature: Memoirs, Poetry, Non-Fiction and Fiction”

The Fantastic Genre: The Best Fiction

It’s the uncertainty of the fantastic genre that draws me in. It’s the journey rather than the result itself; take me beyond the threshold. Borrowing from the European Gothic tradition, the American Renaissance morphs the gothic into a uniquely American form. In this blog, I will shine a light on the ‘fantastic’ genre, in hopesContinue reading “The Fantastic Genre: The Best Fiction”

A History of Memes

In this post I would like to address the history of Memes through the lens of a discourse theorist, tracing their roots back to Western antiquity. A meme can be defined as an opinion given as judgment or advice, or as a contrived conclusion about what we all agree to be true. And it’s true thatContinue reading “A History of Memes”

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