Book Review: “The Red Pyramid” by Rick Riordan

The Red Pyramid is an interesting mix of YA urban fantasy and mythology that Rick Riordan made famous with his Percy Jackson series.  And while I have not read those Greek-mythology inspired novels, I fully expect to since I enjoyed The Red Pyramid pretty well. Riordan also takes an area of mythology that I have [...]

Writing My Novel: Midlist or Bust

My goal in life is to make a living by writing.  I don’t aspire to be a breakout New York Times Bestseller.  I’d love it, don’t get me wrong.  But I’m not setting out for that.  I’m no James Joyce with pretentions of being the next big literary author, either.  I don’t even want to [...]

App Review: Kindle for iPhone

I love love love my Kindle. However, Syp from Bio Break got me intrigued.  He, too, loves ebooks.  And he, too, reads his books on the Kindle.  The difference between us, however, comes in that he is referring to his iPhone app while I have the ebook reader from Amazon.com itself. So I gave myself [...]

Ebook Sample Chapters: Best Idea Ever

Growing up, I loved game demos and shareware.  There was something sublime about the variety of choice one had with free partial games.  If I wanted to play DOOM, I could.  A level of Jumping Flash? Why not?  I could even play multiplayer Twisted Metal and wash it down with some Warhawk or the entry [...]

Review: Amazon Kindle 2

When I heard about the Amazon.com’s first generation Kindle, I scoffed.  I thought that ebooks would be a fad because the machines were clunky, there was no standard format for files, and the most sought-after books were simply not available. And on top of that, I like holding books.  I love being able to go [...]