Dylan’s Great Books

Last fall, you may have heard, Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel prize in literature–an honor shared by Rudyard Kipling, William Butler Yeats, George Bernard Shaw, Eugene O’Neill, William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, and a bunch more people, most of whom wrote in something other than English.  The literary world was stunned.  Dylan may have been […]

Rick Riordan Makes His Case. Or Not Really

I like this guy.  Who wouldn’t? He turned countless apathetic preteen boys (and girls) into enthusiastic readers.  He’s sold millions (upon MILLIONS) of fun, action-packed novels with a foolproof formula of relatable characters, classic plot elements and details, and high hilarity.  His earlier novels, especially, were an admirable balance of humor and emotion with more […]