A Pre-NaNoWriMo/Harry Potter Ramble

So happy Eve of NaNoWriMo, Reformation Day, Blue Moon, Halloween, and Time-Change. Busy holiday. As I write this, there are two hours remaining to the start of NaNoWriMo. And I am guilty at this particular moment of having every intention to stay awake to meet it. Ready for the madness. On the other hand, withContinue reading “A Pre-NaNoWriMo/Harry Potter Ramble”

A Very Happy Baggins Birthday

September 22, everyone! Happy birthday to our favorite hobbits, Bilbo and Frodo Baggins. Here’s to the hope that you spent the day the way a true hobbit should–with good food, plenty of it, better music, the best of friends, and no socks or shoes. Or, you know, failing that, reading one of the best fantasyContinue reading “A Very Happy Baggins Birthday”

Beowulf, Tolkien…and the mad scribblings of a half-exhausted writer up at an hour far too late for another cup of tea.

So now that I’ve warned you how this thing is going to go… You guessed it! I finally dug my little claws into Beowulf, the story that has been described as Master Tolkien’s lodestone, and if my opinion is worth anything, isn’t half bad of an epic, either. You’ve gotta love alliterative epic poetry. ItContinue reading “Beowulf, Tolkien…and the mad scribblings of a half-exhausted writer up at an hour far too late for another cup of tea.”

Blogiversary! July 28, 2020

Light the fireworks and bring in the Hobbit feast! BookmarkedOne has officially reached its one year birthday! I don’t quite know what to do with myself now. It doesn’t really seem like it can have been a year already. But it is–365 days, 88 posts, and here we are. So how am I going toContinue reading “Blogiversary! July 28, 2020”

Writing Update: NaNoWriMo…?

So I actually already finished my goal of 50,000 words for the month. Two days ago? Not sure how that happened. Not sure how I feel about it, either. No bells and whistles and whooping went off in my head. No banshee-screams like when I’ve discovered news of favorable contest results, loud enough to frightenContinue reading “Writing Update: NaNoWriMo…?”

Life off the Page

So this month, I get to do one of my favorite things in the world. No, I’m not spending three days locked in a closet with my laptop and a pile of snacks to get some writing done. Funny. I’m actually going outside, in the crisp fall air, forgetting about deadlines, stress, and responsibilities, andContinue reading “Life off the Page”

September 22: A Hobbity Reading Update

So today is a special day. Where are my Hobbit friends out there in the wide world of the Internet? You know what today is! The Eleventy-First Birthday Party of Bilbo Baggins! Where there’s feasting, dancing, feasting, speech, feasting, jokes, feasting, stories, feasting, fireworks, feasting…something about a Ring, feasting…etc, all barefoot of course (in otherContinue reading “September 22: A Hobbity Reading Update”

September

I love September. And I guess I hate it just a little, too. Not entirely certain when this started. I imagine it was sometime after what I call my Summer of The Lord of the Rings. You know, about the point where you read Frodo always felt like going on adventure in the fall ofContinue reading “September”

Reading Update: August 24, 2019

It’s fall. The big summer reading crash is over. And I’m back to the usual grind of degree-earning life. It would be different if I were attending Roke in Earthsea or were an Elir in Imre’s University or visiting Endor College from a Ghibli Studio movie or even, to stretch it a little, studying theContinue reading “Reading Update: August 24, 2019”

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