Pay Dirt

I’ve been quiet for a while, partially because I’ve been otherwise occupied, partially because I’ve been lethargic on the subject of writing, and partially because my novel stagnated from a lack of research options. But yesterday while just listlessly googling, I hit absolute pay dirt and I feel rejuvenated. Did you know, there is basically… Continue reading Pay Dirt


Contest!: Celebrating 5 Years with “Miss Peregrine”

Quirk Books is celebrating the fifth anniversary of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Rigg, by offering a contest for its fans! All you need to do is submit your Miss Peregrine illustrations or photography — fan art, shelfies, selfies, even cosplay — to be entered to win a number of prizes throughout the… Continue reading Contest!: Celebrating 5 Years with “Miss Peregrine”

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Book Beginnings & Friday 56

Book Beginnings on Friday is hosted by Rose City Reader: share the first sentence (or so) of the book you’re currently reading (or interested in reading) and post it. It’s often combined with The Friday 56, hosted by Freda’s Voice: turn to page 56 and share a sentence or few. Current read: Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie. Description on back cover: Born… Continue reading Book Beginnings & Friday 56

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#ArmchairBEA Day 3: Beyond the Book/Blog

Day 3 of Armchair BEA! Beyond the traditional form of the novel, what are your favorite alternative forms (graphic novels, audiobooks, webcomics, etc)? Do you have any favorite works within these alternate forms? How do you think the changing format affects the reading experience? I’m a traditionalist, through and through. The original format is almost… Continue reading #ArmchairBEA Day 3: Beyond the Book/Blog