What Are The Bestselling Books of All Time?

How many copies do you think the Harry Potter series has sold, total? How many copies of The DaVinci Code do you think have been sold?  I took a look at the world's best-selling books and book series of all time, according to Wikipedia's list, which they admit is "an incomplete list that may never be … Continue reading What Are The Bestselling Books of All Time?

OMG Dickens!

So, I'm reading A Tale of Two Cities, one of Charles Dickens' better known books. I am increasingly of the opinion that he is the greatest writer of all time. I admit that he is at times overly melodramatic and that his plots contain a little too much coincidence for some, but I stand by … Continue reading OMG Dickens!

The Best Writing of the Week

I started reading A Tale of Two Cities last week, and in chapter five I found an amazing passage. The passage describes a voice. Many writers, lesser writers than Dickens, might use a single adjective. "Raspy", perhaps, or "feint". But Charles Dickens, who is now my favorite author, goes all in when describing a voice, … Continue reading The Best Writing of the Week