The talk this past week and last week have been the idea of AI bots creating works. First, they came for the artist and many of the artists that I know and follow are rightfully outraged that pieces that they have spent hours on, labored over, are being recreated, sometimes poorly, in minutes. Recently, this … Continue reading Can robots write romance?
Tag: Mouse’s Musings
How many books are too many?
My room looks like a secondhand bookshop. You know the kind, the ones you walk into and it’s just rows of old wooden bookshelves and stacks upon stacks of old paperbacks and hard covers. The kind of store where one could easily get lost in for hours, finding treasures you hadn’t thought you’d ever find … Continue reading How many books are too many?
T.J. Klune: Live and In Person!
Wednesday night, my best friend and I attended an evening to see the author T.J. Klune at one of our local centers. The event was hosted by Left Bank Books, a local bookstore in town. Klune is on tour to promote his newest work, In the Lives of Puppets which is out now. I've reviewed … Continue reading T.J. Klune: Live and In Person!
I call this story, The Midnight Pals
Sometimes, when one is scrolling mindlessly through social media, one will come upon something that is amusing, funny and just freshly unique. I found that almost 10 years ago (Good God, 10 years???) when The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, appeared on You Tube. (seahorses forever!), then again about four or five years ago when Lore Olympus appeared … Continue reading I call this story, The Midnight Pals
Death of the Author?
For centuries, authors, actors, public media celebrities who were once beloved before they were found to be problematic. With changing landscapes there is always an ebb and flow of these type of people and when that happens, a question is always asked: can the death of the author be a thing, or are there some … Continue reading Death of the Author?
The Disappearance of Humanities
In a February article in the New Yorker titled “The End of the English Major”, Nathan Heller talks about the fall of humanities majors around the country. Heller goes to Harvard and ASU to talk with students on campus about why they chose the major they did and not something in humanities. The majority of … Continue reading The Disappearance of Humanities
Good ol’ fashion book burnings
I'm going to start this out with a quote. From one of my favorite television shows ironically. Doctor Who, the episode Tooth and Claw, the Doctor says: "You want weapons? We're in a library. Books are the best weapon in the world. This room's the greatest arsenal we could have. Arm yourself!" That's where we … Continue reading Good ol’ fashion book burnings
Love is All Around
It’s February and that mean it’s the countdown for hearts, roses, and discount chocolate on the 15th. It’s also the time when most women watch romantic movies or read romance novels. Everyone loves a happily ever after, we love the romance of two people meeting for the first time, the casual glances across the room, the mild … Continue reading Love is All Around
Memoirs, biographies and non-fiction, oh my.
Autobiographies, biographies, unauthorized biographies, memoirs. There’s nothing more the public likes that to read about other’s secrets. Especially if the others in question are rich and famous. I’m old enough to remember when then Ronald and Nancy Reagan’s son wrote a “tell-all” book about his life and his parents. Which was shocking. What was even … Continue reading Memoirs, biographies and non-fiction, oh my.
2023: Looking back and looking forward
Happy New Year friends and welcome (belatedly) to 2023. Wow, seven days in and it's already been a roller coaster ride, hasn't it? The end of 2022 was just a free fall into crashing and burning. I won't bore you will the particulars but I'm back for a new year, new ideas, new books and … Continue reading 2023: Looking back and looking forward