I am not lost…

August 29, 2016

Until the Very End, Always

I don’t have any of the original posts or quotes that went with this, but this has been bouncing around my brain and my Facebook for a while now, and I CANNOT LET IT GO UNDEFENDED. I CAN’T.

So one of my friends on Facebook said (or shared someone who said, I can’t remember) that instead of focusing on “creepy Professor Sneep” and his “borderline obsession with another man’s wife” we should be remembering James Potter’s devotion to his son and family–replacing “Always” with “Until the very end,” which to my memory is what James says to Harry just before the final showdown with Voldy.




February 22, 2016

Tossed in the Deep End

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One of the most difficult things to nail in writing, I’ve found, is establishing setting. If a world is different from our own, it’s very tempting to “info dump” and try to establish as much as possible right up front so that everything is understood. It’s been fairly well established that this is bad form and not the way that writing should happen. It’s boring to read and unrealistic to an extreme. The balancing act between introduction and story can be difficult.

There is another method, however–and I almost dislike it more than info dumping.


February 1, 2016

Age of the Brick-and-Mortar Bookstore

I’ve made it fairly clear in the past (I believe) that I stand firmly on the fence in regards to paper books (or dead tree books, as my family is wont to call them) versus e-books. I love my Nook and my Kindle, but I also still will go out of my way to buy paper versions of books that mean a lot to me. I don’t expect that my opinions on these will change any time soon, but I’ve heard a lot of unfortunate issues arising with brick-and-mortar bookstores–and this article sounds like all of them. But in reading this, there was something that caught my attention that I didn’t much care for.

If you’d like, go ahead and read the article before continuing on.


July 31, 2014

On the Subject of Books

So I came across something on Tumblr the other day which really set me off. Someone had shared a picture which said “No one should be shamed for reading” and it had a picture of a little paper book and an e-book reader holding hands. Very cute.

No one should be shamed for reading!

Adorable, no? I’m absolutely loving this.


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