Notes from Gaiman’s ‘Norse Mythology’ Featuring Ancient Aliens, Odin’s Ass Mead and Zombies

The Vikings left us with their own set of myths and gods (much to the chagrin of Greek and Roman academia), and a significant mark on the English language. I picked up Neil Gaiman’s playful Norse Mythology this spring because I was looking for something light and snackable to digest during some work travel. “Greek myths are full of sex and peacocks,” Gaiman told the audience at a recent book reading. “There’s lots of sitting outside and falling in love with your own reflection. No one’s doing that in Norse mythology. You sit outside in the winter, you’re dead,” he said. Continue reading Notes from Gaiman’s ‘Norse Mythology’ Featuring Ancient Aliens, Odin’s Ass Mead and Zombies

A Book Review: Don’t Ever Leave, Lisbeth

There’s something really sexy and badass about a little wispy woman who can pack a punch and hack into the most difficult of firewalls. I realize that last part probably sounded super juvenile because I don’t really know any hacker lingo, but still, Lisbeth Salander was definitely a fun heroine to follow in the Millennium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson. So of course I was excited … Continue reading A Book Review: Don’t Ever Leave, Lisbeth

On King Writing: A Review of Sorts

Recently, I made a personal goal to read one book a month. I know it doesn’t sound like much, but it’s been a long time since I’ve read for pleasure. Why? Blame it on being traumatized studying literature in grad school or trying to stay inspired in business, or even in my small self-help phase. On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King … Continue reading On King Writing: A Review of Sorts