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”

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”

Playing the Fiddler

By now, some of you may have realized I get unusual jobs. Be a strolling player at a Renaissance festival? Play electric violin for a private studio concert? Sure, why not? But the job I took in mid-November (smack in the middle of NaNoWriMo) was probably the most unusual for a while. Job Description: Wanted:Continue reading “Playing the Fiddler”

Writing Update: NaNoWriMo Day 23

The adventure of writing 50,000 words in 30 days is almost over for another year. As in 4,000 words/7 days close. I don’t mean to say the “novel” I’ve been working on is finished. I’m not sure anyone looking at it would think that. But I’ve been doing what I set out to do. JustContinue reading “Writing Update: NaNoWriMo Day 23”

Catching Up Part 2: Dragonfest 2019

So in between working on NaNoWriMo (I’m still alive after 18,000 words in 6 days! Ha!), here is the promised blog post about Grand Bookish Adventure no. 2: Dragonfest Renaissance faire. Even though it’s been a couple weeks since it happened. As word of explanation, I am a strolling player at the festivals–wander around, wearContinue reading “Catching Up Part 2: Dragonfest 2019”

Writing Update: October 14, 2019

So this is going to have to be a short post, only to say it’s going to be the lone post until…well, probably after next Wednesday-ish, if I know myself. Why, you wonder, have I been absent from my self-imposed bloggish duties? Well, I was supposed to have a fall break. I think I blinkedContinue reading “Writing Update: October 14, 2019”

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”

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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