My History

My name is James Moore; I sometimes go by my full name of James Lawson Moore. I am many things: a movie lover, a writer, a sometimes casual dater. Mostly what I am is a bibliophile, a lover of books. I enjoy reading a lot of things, though my main interests are in science fiction, mystery and crime novels, as well as popular nonfiction books reporting on interesting aspects of the world (such as Lawrence Wright’s book detailing the dark aspects of Scientology, entitled Going Clear). It was this love for books that led me to pursue my degree in English; while in school I broadened my taste to include Southern fiction, horror, screenplays and film criticism, as well as the occasional western novel. 

Over the past two years (2019-2020) I found my life has taken into a bit of a tailspin. Personal physical and mental health issues hit me hard in 2019; combine this with the COVID pandemic in 2020 and you can see how things haven’t really improved. I was rudderless, my spirit without form or purpose. I spent this time trying to figure things out, to get to the bottom of this crisis and come out with something with which to fill my life with something not unlike a purpose.

It was that search that led me to this blog and podcast. I wanted to come up with a sort of online haven for intellectual conversation; mostly I’ll be discussing books and authors, but I’ll also be talking about movies, musicians, and even food and friends. 

Here you will find my blog essays, as well as other occasional writings and links to my podcast episodes. I hope you will enjoy what you find, and happy reading!

(*NOTE* I will occasionally do book and/or movie review essays, as well as the even more infrequent sponsored post in order to help cover the costs of keeping the site running. I will be sure to highlight when such posts are made; be confident in knowing that I will only do a sponsored post if it’s for a cause or item I truly am interested in. As for a review post, well, I can’t say no to a free book!)

(***BONUS NOTE*** The homepage pictures were used courtesy of Pixabay.com)

“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.”

Jorge Luis Borges

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