So here’s to the first BookmarkedOne review in…practically forever! Back in the summer, I was approached by Amy Bartelloni with a very polite request to review her book, The Children of Camelot. Little did she know this was the first solicited review on BookmarkedOne, and she pitched it perfectly: Free book. Has dragons. Arthurian retelling.Continue reading “Book Review: The Children of Camelot”
Now that you’ve read my review of The Children of Camelot by Amy Bartelloni, get ready for the first official Bookmarkedone giveaway! The details are as follows: Enter to win a FREE signed hard copy of The Children of Camelot by Amy Bartelloni or a 3-book ebook bundle of the series Fill out the formContinue reading “The Children of Camelot Book Giveaway!”
Hi. I’m okay, thanks for checking. I know there were probably some of you who wondered if my corner of the universe had imploded since I didn’t make a September 22 Hobbit Day post. I am sorry about that. I also don’t have a great excuse. I think I blinked at the beginning of SeptemberContinue reading “In light of your concern…”
There’s something wonderful and terrifying about starting a new story. Extra terrifying if you’re working in a genre where the nerds will kill you if you desecrate their sacred rites but will not give you the time of day if you don’t make something new. Also corpses. Thankfully not mine. This time. In case you’reContinue reading “Writing Update: August 31, 2021”
So in case you were wondering if I was hauled off by an errant dragon, got hopelessly lost somewhere between Les Miserables and the present day, or just quit blogging, Hi. I’m not dead. I’d say I needed a vacation, but I’ve been spending almost every spare minute editing a half-written novel, so that wouldContinue reading “Writing Update (August 14, 2021)”
So I’ve finally dug my grubby little claws into James Riley’s latest series, The Revenge of Magic! Hold on to your dragons and grab your moral support cats because we are in for exactly one romp of fabulous magic, monsters, and mayhem, where the biggest threat of all is nerds with teenage angst and antibacterialContinue reading “The Revenge of Magic (Book Review)”
Drumroll, please, for BookmarkedOne’s second blogiversary! I’m still here! Woo! So first order of business is to say thank you to my 181 followers for putting up with my book snobbery and reading my late-night rants about dragons and tea (or sometimes dragons drinking tea). Thank you. Your comments usually wind up making my day.Continue reading “Blogiversary!”
So I accidentally started reading my first NaNoWriMo novel yesterday.
A couple of clarifications here:
I’m not one of those people who as done NaNo forever and a day,
When I say “accidentally,” I don’t mean I fell in a hole and remarkably discovered my old manuscript in the mud, typed up and tied together with a ribbon.
Unblocked. I think. Sort of. I am writing about mermaids. Or I will be. Right now I am writing about a shy, stuffy little professor-type in 1901 who blushes whenever a pretty girl is in the room and who is following the plot about as much as a sleepy cat chasing a pussy willow. WhichContinue reading “Writing Update: June Mermaids and Paganini”
I stayed away from this book for years because of its reputation. This newfound obsession is entirely my artsy friend’s fault. She was watching the play version by the National Theater online during lockdown–and it is a wonderful production. But, being unaware of the greater requirements of the genre, she saw old-fashioned light bulbs andContinue reading “Book Review: Frankenstein”