Recipe & Review: The God of Lost Words, A.J. Hackwith

Book Review: The God of Lost Words, Hell’s Library Book 3, A.J. Hackwith   Fantasy: The God of Lost Words, Hell’s Library Book 3, A.J. Hackwith   Hell’s Library has always had a fraught relationship with its host domain. In the previous novel of the series, The Archive of the Forgotten, former librarian Claire, current […]

Recipe & Review: The Archive of the Forgotten, A. J. Hackwith

Book Review: The Archive of the Forgotten, Hell’s Library Book 2, A. J. Hackwith   Book Review: The Archive of the Forgotten, Hell’s Library Book 2, A. J. Hackwith   Claire and Brevity have saved the Unwritten Library, but at enormous cost. Thousands of books were sacrificed and the remaining books have cast out Claire as librarian. […]

Recipe & Review: The Library of the Unwritten, A. J. Hackwith

Book Review: The Library of the Unwritten, Hell’s Library Book 1, A. J. Hackwith   Book Review: The Library of the Unwritten, Hell’s Library Book 1, A.J. Hackwith   If you were a story, what would your “hell” be? Not a character in a story, but an actual story. In A.J. Hackwith’s brilliantly inventive novel, story hell […]

Book Review: Semicolon, Cecelia Watson

Book Review: Semicolon, Cecelia Watson Nonfiction: Semicolon, Cecelia Watson   At Scintilla we get book recommendations from a variety of sources: book blog tours often invite our participation; “best of” lists and award winners grab our attention; our local library, Schlow, makes some outstanding suggestions; friends and family point us toward books they’ve enjoyed.   […]

Recipe & Review: The Dark Archive, Genevieve Cogman

Recipe & Review: The Dark Archive, The Invisible Library Book 7, Genevieve Cogman Fantasy: The Dark Archive, The Invisible Library Book 7, Genevieve Cogman   Irene and her former apprentice Kai have faced many enemies during their time together. Now the dragon prince Kai remains at Irene’s side by choice, as her friend and lover and as […]

Quote: Martin Luther King Jr. on Education

Quote: Martin Luther King Jr. on The Function of Education   The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education. Martin Luther King Jr.   About Martin Luther King Jr. — https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/peace/1964/king/biographical/  https://www.history.com/topics/black-history/martin-luther-king-jr https://www.biography.com/activist/martin-luther-king-jr   Quote: Martin Luther […]

Quote: Little Women, Louisa May Alcott on Christmas

Quote: Little Women, Louisa May Alcott on Christmas The rooms were very still while the pages were softly turned and the winter sunshine crept in to touch the bright heads and serious faces with a Christmas greeting. Louisa May Alcott, Little Women   For more on Louisa May Alcott, American author see https://www.biography.com/writer/louisa-may-alcott – biography […]

Book Review: Inside Out: Poems on Writing and Reading Poems, Marjorie Maddox

Book Review: Inside Out: Poems on Writing and Reading Poems, Marjorie Maddox   Poetry/Nonfiction: Inside Out: Poems on Writing and Reading Poems, Marjorie Maddox   Inside Out is absolutely delightful. I truly wish that someone had written this book 40 years ago when I was in junior high school. Of course, Marjorie Maddox was not […]