Why We Forget Most of the Books We Read … and the movies and TV shows we watch by Julie Beck

https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/01/what-was-this-article-about-again/551603/ This, fascinating article, reminds us that memory takes effort (for most of us).  Since the time of Socrates there has been debate as to whether the written word is a good thing or not.  Often while we are reading and understanding what we are reading we, falsely, believe that we will later recall what […]

Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews

This is a fairly fast paced murder mystery with an extreme magical bent.  Andrews creates a very fascinating world.  Her world-building tends to be subtle, sort of getting the gist of things as we go along and the plot unfurls.  Honestly, this is the kind of world building that I appreciate.  While I rushed through […]