Book Review: Mechanics of the Past

So who’s up for a book rant about alchemy, childhood trauma, steampunkery and necromancy? Oh yeah, there’s also a giant rabbit. Refill your tea tankards and grab your cuddliest plushies, because here comes a novel centered around the question “What if instead of ‘Who wants to live forever,’ or ‘Can we change lead to gold,’Continue reading “Book Review: Mechanics of the Past”

The 200 Followers Appreciation Post

(flings confetti in the air and runs away before anyone can demand who made the mess, because yes, I am a little goblin) It’s here! Bookmarkedone officially has 200 followers! (distant screaming) So first a huge thank you is in order to everyone who has stuck with me through the (sometimes erratic) posts, reading andContinue reading “The 200 Followers Appreciation Post”

Just Musician Things–An Update

So I just finished two hours of violin recordings. It’s a really, really weird experience. In a recital, you’ve got an audience. For a recording, it’s you, the crew, a pianist, and a gloriously empty theatre. That’s not to say there isn’t an adrenaline rush. There is. It’s almost impossible, even to another musician, toContinue reading “Just Musician Things–An Update”

Book Giveaway Winners!

It’s finally time! Mine is the pleasure to announce the two lucky winners of our first BookmarkedOne giveaway! A little refresher for those who weren’t fanatically reading each recent installment of my blog: Amy Bartelloni, in association with my review of the first Children of Camelot book, has graciously agreed to give away a signedContinue reading “Book Giveaway Winners!”

Life off the Page Update

I met the Goblin King today. And Queen Elizabeth I. And milady Fleur, whom we usually call the Squirrel. And the Knights of Mayhem, and at least four Plague doctors, and a giant crow (or was it a raven?), and a dragon named Lily and someone who looked like Robin Hood… …there was also aContinue reading “Life off the Page Update”

The Children of Camelot Book Giveaway!

Now that you’ve read my review of The Children of Camelot by Amy Bartelloni, get ready for the first official Bookmarkedone giveaway! The details are as follows: Enter to win a FREE signed hard copy of The Children of Camelot by Amy Bartelloni or a 3-book ebook bundle of the series Fill out the formContinue reading “The Children of Camelot Book Giveaway!”

In light of your concern…

Hi. I’m okay, thanks for checking. I know there were probably some of you who wondered if my corner of the universe had imploded since I didn’t make a September 22 Hobbit Day post. I am sorry about that. I also don’t have a great excuse. I think I blinked at the beginning of SeptemberContinue reading “In light of your concern…”

Blogiversary!

Drumroll, please, for BookmarkedOne’s second blogiversary! I’m still here! Woo! So first order of business is to say thank you to my 181 followers for putting up with my book snobbery and reading my late-night rants about dragons and tea (or sometimes dragons drinking tea). Thank you. Your comments usually wind up making my day.Continue reading “Blogiversary!”

Just Musician Things (June 22, 2021)

I’ve started thinking in music. I have not the slightest idea what this means. To be fair, I’ve always had a different relationship with music than most people. Music is as physical as it is auditory for me because I am a musician. I can feel the different places in my head, my throat, myContinue reading “Just Musician Things (June 22, 2021)”

Mind Magic: Escapism, Fantasy, and why it’s the best thing mankind invented.

By now you know I am convinced fantasy is the best and most beautiful genre of fiction in the world. But I don’t often talk about why. A while back (yes, concerts and work and university finals, I know. I’m awake now) I stumbled across Sarah Seele’s lovely post “They Found Loveliness Everywhere.” Do goContinue reading “Mind Magic: Escapism, Fantasy, and why it’s the best thing mankind invented.”

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