Book Review: “Translator, Trader” by Douglas Hofstadter

I’ve just finished reading Translator, Trader: An Essay on the Pleasantly Pervasive Paradoxes of Translation by Douglas Hofstadter and am still trying to digest the big translation questions that the author raises in it. As you might discern from the title, this essay – which reaches 100 pages – is a playful description of a translator’s quest toContinue reading “Book Review: “Translator, Trader” by Douglas Hofstadter”

Short Story Review: “The Red Room” by H.G. Wells

Last night, I opened my copy of The War of the Worlds, The Time Machine, also Selected Short Stories, a collection of works by H.G. Wells. I bought this delightfully vintage, 1963 edition hardback copy from a fun downtown bookstore in Asheville, North Carolina. The bookstore itself is a two-story building with a coffee shopContinue reading “Short Story Review: “The Red Room” by H.G. Wells”

Book Review: “On Trails: An Exploration” by Robert Moor

A few months ago, I purchased “On Trails: An Exploration” after reading the back cover in a bookstore during a trip to Greenville, South Carolina. Hiking, in addition to reading and writing, is another one of my hobbies, and so I decided to give this book a try. Plus, I have to admit, I thinkContinue reading “Book Review: “On Trails: An Exploration” by Robert Moor”

Book Review: The Haunting of Hill House

*The review below may contain spoilers* I, like many others I know, have found myself hooked on the recently released Netflix show “The Haunting of Hill House.” As I am fascinated with all things paranormal, it was the down the rabbit hole I went after watching only one episode. I ended up watching all tenContinue reading “Book Review: The Haunting of Hill House”