Every year, I think to myself “I should read more non-fiction” and inevitably go a little wild picking out books in such a variety of subjects that I’m quickly overcome by the dearth of possible information. In the Valleys of the Noble Beyond: In Search of the Sasquatch is my first non-fiction read of the year, and may very well be my favorite of the year.Continue reading “In the Valleys of the Noble Beyond by John Zada”
This is my first post joining the WWW Wednesday, hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. WWW Wednesday is simple: just answer these three questions:
- What are you currently reading?
- What did you recently finish reading?
- What do you think you’ll read next?
Anyone who spends a good amount of time in the bookish communities on multiple platforms has probably seen the various dramas or conflicts that have risen to public notice recently. While not invalidating or making light of some of the controversies, there are some very simple ways to avoid said conflict, for both readers and writers.Continue reading “When the Book Community Becomes A Battleground”
This is my first time participating in the Friday Face-Off book tag started by Books By Proxy, with the most recent upcoming Friday Face-Off list at Lynn’s Books. This week’s theme is “Made for Each Other”, with the caveat to interpret that however you please. I chose to look at different covers of one of my favorite books, Crocodile on the Sandbank.Continue reading “Friday Face-Off – Made for Each Other”
I saw Writers and Lovers on Goodreads first, but it was Anne Bogel, host of the fantastic (and TBR list filling) podcast What Should I Read Next, that convinced me to actually sit down and read this book. Why did it take so long from the time I put it on my Goodreads TBR list to when I actually picked it up? It came out almost two years ago, and I had my eye on it from the beginning. But it was the way Anne talked about the story that made me finally sit down and read it.Continue reading “Writers and Lovers by Lily King”
I was last on here caroling my new beginnings in my reading life and with making goals and plans. What should be surprising to absolutely no one, is that my well-meant intentions faced against some harsh realities – time, my propensity to procrastinate, and my unerring tendency to embody “out of sight, out of mind”.Continue reading “When Your Plans Go Awry”
Productivity can be a struggle. When I think of ways I want to be productive – or should be – my brain freezes to a halt. Not only am I frozen by all the possible productive things I could be doing, I’m frozen in confusion as to what productive things I could be doing to achieve my goals. And today, it hit me.Continue reading “The Brain Freeze”
Marriage is a huge change in a person’s life. In reality, and in fiction. When two characters tie the knot, the possibilities of what can come out of that union are endless. When it doesn’t work, or fit into your narrative, a marriage could ruin your series or novel.Continue reading “When Your Character Walks Down The Aisle”
In my last Bookish Ramble I mentioned I would write about the lack of female friendships in urban fantasy.Continue reading “Werewolves, Vampires, and Ghosts, But No Female Friendships”
One of the things I love about writing and books are all of the cool little knick-knacks created around these two things. From cute bookmarks to mini Bluetooth keyboards, the choices can be endless.Continue reading “Choosing Your Writing Instruments”