I have recently (in the past year or so) been able to really deepen my ties into some good sources for books. I tweaked my Goodreads notifications and now get daily deal emails that regularly tease me with books I want to read. My husband has found some truly treasure-worthy book stores in our area and supports… Continue reading Musing: Books & Time
I love and hate writing “side-kicks.” These are the secondary characters who are useful and/or required for success in a novel. I love them because they give me a place to explore depths my protagonist doesn’t have or a sounding board for my protagonist to discuss aspects of the novel. I hate them because I struggle… Continue reading Character Profile: The successful sidekick
I started writing a review of Birthmarked (Caragh M. O’Brien) and stopped because I couldn’t come up with anything positive I wanted to say. I had to force myself to finish the book despite yelling at the audiobook several times. That is the best I can do for a “review” of this book. I am instead going… Continue reading NOT a review: Dystopian novels
This was a 6-books series I’ve been working on for…. probably about 6 months. I was listening to them via audiobook and they are LONG (and I had about 2 months Nov-Dec where I couldn’t buy the last 2 because it was xmas season. Then I found them at my local library via overdrive). Overview:… Continue reading Review: Codex of Alera (Jim Butcher)
I have to admire an author who tackles something truly alien. Sci-fi writers have to really take an alien species and make them different. Some do this well, some don’t. I would argue it’s even harder to take something real and make it familiar while also keeping it’s truthfully alien nature consistent. I give kudos… Continue reading Review: The Bees
What should I do when I have 3 possible endings/sequels?
What she doesn’t know before arriving is that emperor needs her help – his empire is seething with resentments from the wars he has fought and the nobles plot against him.