Fantasy Rant: “Hidden Magic”

If the world knew about people with magic, they would want them to solve all their problems. And therefore magic only can exist in a beautiful, hidden world. I’ve heard this excuse so many times I can’t even remember which book I first read it in. Did I think it was a good reason then,Continue reading “Fantasy Rant: “Hidden Magic””

Reading Update: June 28, 2020

Summer is destined for books. That’s just the natural way of life. So what am I reading? That’s…not so simply answered this time around. At the moment: East O’ the Sun and West O’ the Moon. Norwegian folk tales. Because, y’know, I already read the complete Grimm’s fairytales, the Arabian Nights, and the Longest LayContinue reading “Reading Update: June 28, 2020”

Reading Update: June 26, 2020

It’s reading season. Every summer, when I got off from school, the first thing in order was a trip to the library. I waited every year for the summer reading programs. Not for the prizes or for many of the events, though I won and went to a few. I lived for the challenge. HowContinue reading “Reading Update: June 26, 2020”

Never-reads

There are some books I can’t read. Not because I don’t want to. Simply because I can’t. I realize this doesn’t make any sense. I have a world of words and my fingertips. Any book I want, I can hunt out, even if it takes me years. I’ll find it, from the Prose Eddas toContinue reading “Never-reads”

The Love of Books

If I think about it, my life is just a history of the books I’ve read. The Summer of the Lord of the Rings. The summer after that when I read Inkheart, The Thief Lord, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and The Fog Diver all at once, drinking in every lastContinue reading “The Love of Books”

Remarkable

I’ve started to wonder. Someone said two words to me today. “Just another,” they were. The words sank down inside my head and stayed there, refusing to come out. Just another. One more, like all the rest. Just another one. Add it to the stack. It’s true. Lots of times, it’s true. We’re not allContinue reading “Remarkable”

Libraries

My first My mom believed in books. So early memories I have are of a gigantic library with shelves taller than I was, pulling off the books I could reach and looking at the covers. And a room that seemed the size of a children’s amphitheater where story time happened. Sometimes I think in theContinue reading “Libraries”

A Little Book-Blogging Hurrah

So it’s been a couple days since my review of The Marvelwood Magicians by Diane Zahler went online. And today I stumbled across this: Diane Zahler found the review. I am freaking out a little bit. Besides the fact that this is Diane Zahler, the book’s author…you don’t really need to know how long thatContinue reading “A Little Book-Blogging Hurrah”

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