February’s Quick Look

I didn't read as many books this month, and the books I read were a bit disappointing. I did stumble over a lot of great articles, magnificent poetry, and if you need an audio alternative, I've got you covered. A glimpse of my February mental space: Books You Play The Girl by Carina Chocano - … Continue reading February’s Quick Look

January’s Quick Look

January lasted longer than usual this year, yes? I'm sure I'm not alone in feeling that way, or in my escape into the written word. Here is some of where I went: Books Einstein's Dreams by Alan Lightman Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff - A sloppy book. You'll be … Continue reading January’s Quick Look

Finn Fancy vs. Nine Princes

Ever read a book and think, huh…that sounds like this other book. What if this book and that book fell in love and had kittens? Or what if they hated each other like goodspock vs evilspock and there was a duel and reduced the surrounding coffee shops to rubble? Just me? The fight between these … Continue reading Finn Fancy vs. Nine Princes

An Invitation

Every Monday over on Patreon, I write a book review followed by two writing exercises (one easy, one a bit harder). These exercises are designed to prompt you to write a bit each week, and to think about the mechanics as you write. This week the book is Kristin Cashore's Jane, Unlimited. This weekly post … Continue reading An Invitation

Book Review & a Writing Exercise

2017 was a fun year for me on Patreon. I jumped into an unknown, afraid and yet hopeful. In keeping with that act of adventurous bravery, I've added new tiers and started new projects for 2018. A big thank-you to everyone who gave me inspiration to keep going this year! People seem to like my … Continue reading Book Review & a Writing Exercise

What I Read in Poetry, 2017

Each year I start off with a grand vision about what I'll read. I might actually have achieved it this time. Let's see what I read in poetry this year -- 20th Century American Poetry, edited by Conrad Aiken I learned A LOT from this little, dense book. My only complaint was that it was … Continue reading What I Read in Poetry, 2017

4 ‘ologies to re-read in 2018

I've started making my 2018 Reading Goal Trello board. Wow, that might be the douchiest thing I've ever typed. *takes breath* The last few years, I've tried to re-read book series (series'? series's?) to see how they hold up or to get refreshed for a new addition to the line. These might not be a … Continue reading 4 ‘ologies to re-read in 2018

Two Twisty Books

Ever read a book and think...ooh, this is a lot like that other book or...oooh, are these authors twins or what? Sometimes, there is an evil twin. Not today. Today, these two authors clearly were raised beside a babbling brook and fed figs and persimmons in strong sunlight. There might have been a wasp sting … Continue reading Two Twisty Books