There is something about reading your parent’s favorite books. I have read my father’s favorite books often. The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings were part of my childhood and adulthood. Dune wasn’t something I could wrap my head around until I was in my 20s. My father’s love of Napoleonic era Navy books are… Continue reading Weekly Reading: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
She was inspired by one of my best friends, so the fictional Christi shares many qualities with her real life counter part. Not all the characters have a prominent place in the book, but they drive the action forward. In the book, Christi is Fredrick’s editor. I can’t really describe her more because… well, spoilers… Continue reading Getting to Know Modern Persuasion: Meet Christi
I have decided to make life a little more complicated for me by starting a newsletter! Why? Well, I am not entirely sure how easy it is for everyone to keep up with everything. Not everyone is on Facebook, not everyone cares about this blog, and not everyone is watching my webpage. So, I am… Continue reading I am starting a newsletter!
I have been on the waiting list for this book for months. MONTHS! I feel like I have to start this post by admitting that I do not have the passionate love for To Kill A Mockingbird that so many people have. I get the passion, but this is not the book I feel it… Continue reading Weekly Reading: Go Set A Watchman
How is it almost mid-way through September already? I swear, I am going to wake up tomorrow and it will be my 41st birthday. I just want to remind everyone that I am doing a Read-a-Long for Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey. You might as well participate. I mean, we are going to discuss it here.… Continue reading Don’t Forget To Sign Up- Northanger Abbey Read-a-Long
One of the big projects I am working on is creating a universe from some very bad fan fiction mashups in my past. See, much of what I wrote for NaNoWriMo in the first, oh, 10 years, was me writing elements of a story I had in my head, but was primarily my version… Continue reading I Feel Stabby
I have read 3 of the books in Orson Scott Card’s Ender Wiggin Series. I enjoyed the first two books, but Xenocide, the third in the series, left me irritated. Why? Well, for the same reason my own work can sometimes irritate me: too much explaining. All that seems to happen in the book is people… Continue reading Weekly Reading: Xenocide