Welcome to The Warden’s Walk. You can call me David.
I’m a Christian reader, writer, teacher, scholar and amateur sometimes-pianist.
I do all this in California, where the kids frequently say things weirder than the wildest stories I’ve read. I love fantasy and medieval-inspired tales especially, but am up for a grand adventure and the numinous experience wherever, or whenever, it takes me.
Books are my main focus, but in between them I will review short stories, movies, TV Shows, and webcomics.
You may find that the Categories list on the right-hand side is the best way to search through my posts at a glance. These are the four major categories that I post into; the only category not listed is the Updates, where I simply say which posts I am working on, and which stories I plan to review in the near future.
In my Reviews, I intend to:
- Share the best stories I can find, which you may not have come across yourself.
- Give you enough info that you can decide if you want to read or view the story reviewed.
- Examine the quality of the writing style, the narrative, the characters, and the themes…
- …from a technical standpoint.
- …from an ethical or spiritual standpoint.
- Tell you my opinion of the story…
- …on a purely gut-feeling level. (Was it fun? Inspiring? Just plain cool?)
- …on a more objective, academic level.
In Features, my goals are to use the writings of other authors to:
- Explore the craft of writing; its joys, difficulties, and purpose.
- Explore the joy and meaning of Fantasy.
In the Poetry category, I showcase a poem that I like that has a notable fantasy element. Usually I will add a few comments of my own about it.
In the Author Pantheon, I write about one of my favorite authors and try to explain what is so great about them.
In between these I also share other things of interest, such as short films, reposts of interesting articles from other blogs, bizarrely fascinating spam comments, and the occasional report on a trip to a book sale where I can talk about my finds and share recommendations with readers such as yourself.
Please comment! I started this blog to create a valuable resource, but also to engage in discussions with others who have similar interests. I usually reply to comments, and endeavor to do so in a timely manner.
God bless, and good reading to you!