Blackbird's Book Blog

I don't write traditional book reviews, especially for classics.  I feel that I cannot make a contribution that others have not already.  I am more interested in how each book adds something to who I am and I how I see the world and my life.  Of course, with my keen interest in literature, I may throw out an observation, insight, or criticism, usually brief, occassionally snarky.


I love classic literature, literary fiction, and poetry.  Well done sci-fi and fantasy will also find it's way into my hands.  When I want the literary equivalent or junk food, I gorge on horror.  My strongest interest is in books written between the world wars.  WWI changed everything - I wish I had been around to take part.


Wallace Stevens changed my life.  That's why I am the Blackbird.