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.”

The 100 Followers Appreciation Post

Raising my glass (or tea tankard, as the case may be) to the lovely readers who have found something they like in BookmarkedOne! A hearty thank-you to you all. This wouldn’t be nearly as much fun writing to silent void. And I know. I’ve experience in both. I am aware I’m late to the partyContinue reading “The 100 Followers Appreciation Post”

Writing Update: September 27, 2020

Writing Status? Unblocked. Beautifully unblocked. It’s terribly inconvenient. I realize I only say that because of how happy I am that my characters are talking to me again. But they always seem to choose the most inopportune times–before deadlines, when I don’t have paper, at 2:23 a.m. Sometimes they strike the lucky golden number ofContinue reading “Writing Update: September 27, 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”

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”

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