Critical Views

Fifty Shades of Rape Culture

Fifty Shades of Rape Culture

Or, The Top Three Ways our Culture Promotes Rape Please note: This post is not for the faint of heart or easily offended. I’m not going to be gentle in my terminology or my treatment of the subject. Please also note that I am well aware that men are raped too, but in this post […]

The Greatest Audiobook of Modern Times

The Greatest Audiobook of Modern Times

When Cary Elwes’s book As You Wish came out last year, I quickly put it on my to-be-read list. But when I saw the audiobook on Audible this week, I had to have it. Best. Audiobook. Ever. This is the story of the making of The Princess Bride, one of my favorite films. When the […]

The Great Christian Spec-Fic Debate

The Great Christian Spec-Fic Debate

There has been a lot of debate lately among Christian Spec-Fic authors about the Christian Spec-Fic market, how it relates to the ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers), the secular market, and the market in general, and how the genre as a whole is failing. There are those who, as Ben Wolf detailed in this post, […]

American Idols

American Idols

Apparently, the internet is in a tizzy today because of Kim Kardashian’s butt. Yeah, that’s a real thing. I have no interest in knowing why her butt is such a spectacle, so I haven’t looked up the pictures that are making her more ridiculously famous than usual, and I have no intention of it. I […]

The Art of Sacrifice

The Art of Sacrifice

My kindle recommends lots of stories. I’ll try new authors from those recommendations sometimes. Most write well with expansive worldbuilding and intriguing story-lines. I must have tried eight or nine samples recently. I’ve bought none. My most recent attempt was so promising. The fantastical elements of the world were unique. The plotline drew me in […]

Congress Needs to Go

Congress Needs to Go

The buzz on social media the last couple days has been all about the recent elections. Those on the Left are in an uproar, because the Right has the majority, and those on the Right are gloating about how things are finally going to change. Those on the Left are bewailing the stupidity of America […]

Why Do Females Dominate the Dystopian World?

Why Do Females Dominate the Dystopian World?

Guest Blogger: Nadine Brandes   Katniss Everdeen. Tris Prior. Cassia Reyes. Linh Cinder. Recognize any of these names? It’s okay, names were never my strong suit either, but the book titles might help you: The Hunger Games, Divergent, Matched, Cinder. These books have several things in common. First, they’re all YA dystopian novels. Second, they […]