Read-Along: The Sharazad Project (Part 1)

There have always been storytellers to keep the night at bay. There have not always been books, and as the oratory tradition of stories is a precarious form of literary remembrance, the oldest stories ran wild in countless incarnations before eventually being recorded in writing. There are some names synonymous with the telling of fairy…

As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner: A Review

As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner I am always looking for a good excuse to read at the classics, and Faulkner has been one of those writers that I have often seen quoted, but I've never read personally. My knowledge of him stopped at "his typewriter is famous." So, when a book club I recently…

Heavenly Bodies: A Review

Heavenly Bodies: Cult Treasures & Spectacular Saints from the Catacombs Paul Koudoumaris My Review: 5 of 5 stars From the publisher, Thames & Hudson: "In 1578 a labyrinth of underground burials was discovered in Rome that contained the remains of thousands of individuals assumed to be early Christian martyrs. The bones were disinterred and sent to…