“She is afraid. Not because she is alone. Not because thick roiling clouds obscure the moon. Not because the wind rushes through the forest like a wild dragon. She is afraid because she is late. And to be late means death. Her life had been happy once. Despite the destruction wreaked by Tauscher, traitor to … More Book Review: Rose of Prophecy!!
I have something very important to tell you. *drops voice to a whisper* There are only 2 1/2 days left of Read-to-Win. Better slide into home plate and post those reviews! And even if you won’t make it in time to enter the giveaway (though my book is remarkably short); it’s still worth it to get … More While It Lasts…
Apparently I don’t have enough books pining away for me to read them. I have finished four books in the past four days, but that’s never enough. No. I had to go to the library. It was one of those “short trips” Mom declares. Just long enough for her to grab a stack of movies to help us survive this … More Library Hopefuls
Spoilers. Can’t read with ’em; can’t review without ’em. It always makes me sad when I see that message on Goodreads, “This review has been hidden because of spoilers”. I always avoid those reviews because they are advertising being spoiler minefields. Don’t get me wrong, I love me a good spoiler. They’re absolutely tantalizing. I just want warning when … More How to Hide a Spoiler in Goodreads, Sweetie
“Dromiskin, Ireland. 925 A.D. Eira has no greater desire than to see her life returned to what it once was—before her older brother Kevin’s sudden disappearance four years earlier. But the simple life she hoped for seems unattainable; on the contrary, her life is about to get all the more complicated. When she suddenly finds … More Book Review: The Silent Blade
When Kellyn Roth nominated all bloggers for this tag from her hilarious birthday post, I knew I had to do it. She so kindly offered to let me use her idea of answering the questions with book covers, and I had a ton of fun putting this together. (Some of these covers are just for … More New York Times by the Book Tag
The other day on Goodreads, I thanked a reviewer for including an honest content advisory in her review. She replied by saying that I was welcome but she had a hard time writing negative reviews. Can giving content advisories and writing positive reviews go together? For the past few years, I’ve included a lengthy content … More Positively Negative
You know you’ve been spending too much time on Goodreads… Fortunately mine’s just a digital shelf so I don’t have to worry about an avalanche. 😉 What are you looking forward to reading next?
Today I’ve been working on my story some more and following in the footsteps of William Shakespeare (except for the immoral characters and mix-ups) by inventing my own words. So far I’ve irritated spell check with two words–lunchers and snungry. Snungry, you say? Here’s a handy definition. Snun.gry adjective a state of hunger only satisfied by a … More Inventing Words
“Have you ever wanted to captivate readers with a great opening, create spectacular and fantastical creatures, make up an entire country, realize a dastardly villain, write an epic love story, or make your characters leap off the page? If you answered yes to any of these questions, Gail Carson Levine can help you achieve your … More Book Review: Writer to Writer