Shoutout: DailyLit

I just want to give a quick shoutout to a wonderful website that I have greatly enjoyed over the years. I am talking about DailyLit (https://www.dailylit.com/) DailyLit allows you to subscribe to various books available through the website (there are tons!) and receive daily, installments of the book in whatever frequency you request. This has…

Amazon: you monster!

May I rant? Oh wait…yes, this is a blog, which means there is nobody to stop me! For that matter, why else would one create a blog? Hmm. That may have to become another blog post. Regardless, here is my (somewhat mild and uncommitted) rant: Amazon makes me mad. Unfortunately, it makes me mad because…

Lessons from Victor Hugo

In 1831, Victor Hugo published the masterpiece of European literature known as the Hunchback of Notre-Dame. I am currently working my way through the spirals, twists, and sophisticated nuances of its pages, and am struck by the already-present sense of regret over things lost. Victor Hugo presents a bitterness against those who would disregard the…