I was going to have a title that was so much more boring than that one, but thank goodness I came up with a better idea. DAY SAVED. So! For my Stateside luminaries, happy Independence Day! (For the rest of the world, happy 4th of July anywho. Love you.) One of the favorite summer holidays, … Continue reading Fictional Celebrations
As I've probably mentioned before, I started out my writing life as a fanfiction author. One of the foremost glories a fic author can receive are reviews. Comments, kudos, reviews...these are what keep a fic author breathing. We can't do it for money, more often than not we don't even have our "real" name attached … Continue reading Talk Bookish to Me
When I got my Kindle for Christmas, I went on a bit of a spree trying to find books I could track down for either free or very low cost. I can't recall how I tracked this one down--I'm guessing it showed up somewhere in my library as a free download, but the blurb looked … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: THE GOOD NEIGHBOR by A.J. Banner
This summer, my best friend was talking to me about a book she'd read which took place around where we'd grown up, and was written by a local. I was still unemployed at the time, so she very kindly bought the book for me--and then I promptly failed to read it for months. (Because I'm … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: SONG OF SUMMER by Laura Lee Anderson
I've been very lucky to grow up in a family who value writing and books as much as I've grown to. (Post hoc ergo propter hoc, probably.) I was always encouraged to read, and had access to a wide variety of books in addition to any I might pick up myself. I've always been grateful … Continue reading Inspiration from Another Time
(Man, that sounds like an awesome short story or something. Anyway.) I seem to have a curse laid upon me when it comes to obtaining books. I seem to have brought it upon myself, way back in high school, unknowingly. It began with an author I have come to love dearly, and am glad of … Continue reading Curse of the Third Book
I had originally been a portion of a blog tour for this book (as you saw my promo post for it a post or so back) and was scheduled to give a review on that day. However, there was a stipulation in the tour (understandably) that if you could not give the book a 3-star … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW – Of Gods and Madness: The Faithful by Justin D. Herd
This is a great sentiment for Week 2 of NaNoWriMo, but honestly...we all know why I wanted to write this. Capt. Taggart has the right idea. Notoriously, Week 2 is the hardest week of NaNoWriMo. All your great ideas from Week 1 are gone, you hate your novel, you're positive that every word you've written … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Week 2: Never Give Up!
For the month of November, I'm taking it as my civil duty to help out the Wrimos of the world. If you've been around for a while, you may have seen my guest post last November over on Denise Drespling's blog (if you're new in town, you can read my post here) about how I believe … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Week 1 – Is It Secret? Is It Safe?
...and I'd like to wipe them out. Yes, you heard me. I want these books off of my shelf. I want the whole shelf to be empty. I want all the books gone. Here's the bookshelf that lives next to my desk: Don't mind the cat food. I share my space, as any good cat … Continue reading I’ve Got Some Books On My Shelf…