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””

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”

The Marvelwood Magicians

Book: The Marvelwood Magicians by Diane Zahler Series: (standalone) Genre: Magical Realism/Children’s Fantasy/Circus Books (is that a genre? Someone please tell me). Content for the Sensitive Reader: Virtually none…that I can remember. Presence of fortune-tellers, some slight creepiness with the magical powers/hypnosis of villain/heroes…very tame. BookmarkedOne Rating: 8/10 So I’ve been reading Zahler books for…well,Continue reading “The Marvelwood Magicians”

Bad Writing Habits I Have

So since it’s almost 2020 (Happy New Year, everybody!) and most normal people are forming resolutions, I thought I’d make a little list of writing habits that are frankly terrible ideas and should probably be resolved. Right. About that. The idea comes from the fabulous children’s book author Diane Zahler, who left a post “IContinue reading “Bad Writing Habits I Have”

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