Category Archives: books

…Find Middle Ground

It’s official, Middle-earth is coming to the small screen. Apologies for the lack of exclamation point, but at this point there’s too many unknowns to determine if more flamboyant punctuation is needed.

What is known is that Amazon has acquired the television rights for the beloved J.R.R. Tolkien trilogy, “The Lord of the Rings.” I’ll give you a moment to let the sheer poetry of that sink in. The online retailer responsible for killing the brick and mortar bookstore just bought the television rights for one of the most popular book series of all time.  Read the rest of this entry


…get it write

blur-old-antique-bookAs we all settle into our jingle bells and one-horse open sleighs…or turkeys and pilgrims for those who insist on celebrating the holidays in order, we find ourselves at the start of another important month of the year.

Today marks the second day of National Novel Writing Month. You may recognize it better as its hashtag — #NaNoWriMo. As you can see, it’s compact because nothing matters more to writers than character(s).  Read the rest of this entry

…Open Up

Today marks the 2WC’s eighth anniversary, or to put it another way — it’s our blog birthday!

It’s also Banned Books Week, which celebrates the power of words and the importance of freedom of speech in its written form. As you may have surmised we’re fans of this freedom (and books, too).

This freedom is why we were able to start our blog in the first place, and why we’re celebrating eight years. It also allows for a diversity of perspectives and opinions. Read the rest of this entry

…Move On

“Outlander” fans, today the great drought-lander finally ends. The season 2 premiere of “Outlander,” airs tonight on Starz, or right now on the Starz app.

To those of you who didn’t immediately run to your television, tablet, or other preferred streaming device, thanks for sticking around. Instead of doing a straightforward recap of the past two seasons, I thought I’d address a stigma that’s plagued “Outlander,” fans since before the first episode even aired.  Read the rest of this entry

…Get Lost

Happy Read a Book Day! This is the kind of holiday that I could (and usually do) celebrate every day.

Is there anything better than getting lost in a good book? Obviously the answer to that question is completely subjective, but for the purposes of celebrating the powers of reading let’s go with the simpler answer — no. Read the rest of this entry