Hiya folks! Not a lot of things to update on this month… I’ve been reading again, working up to more substantial novels after the comics and light nonfiction I’ve been reading most of the year. It turns out there’s another mental step between being able to read more and getting back to writing a lot,…… Continue reading Update: September!
It’s my birthday! I’m 27 today. I’m going to see The Happytime Murders and get some food and have a great time today. And I saved a birthday-themed book tag for like 11 months, so here it is. Count your birth day along your bookshelf and then subtract your birth month. What book does your finger land…… Continue reading Birthday Book Tag!
The Classic: Emma by Jane Austen (1815) “Emma Woodhouse, handsome, clever, and rich, with a comfortable home and happy disposition seemed to unite some of the best blessings of existence; and had lived nearly twenty-one years in the world with very little to distress or vex her.” So begins Jane Austen’s comic masterpiece Emma. In Emma, Austen’s prose brilliantly elevates,…… Continue reading Classics Club Review: Emma by Jane Austen
Resident Alien is a space opera/mystery graphic novel series by Peter Hogan, and I love it. There are four volumes so far, with a fifth coming out in November, all from Dark Horse. Each is published as a miniseries and then a trade paperback, so it’s easy to follow what to read next. Each volume has a…… Continue reading Review: Resident Alien series by Peter Hogan
Hi everybody, how’s it going? I had a pretty good July, looking forward to a good August too. I’ve been reading actual novels again, slowly. I seem to have raised my standards in the months I’ve only been reading comics, so I’ve started and abandoned several books. Most notably, I tried to read Pirate’s Alley by Suzanne…… Continue reading Update: August! Urban fantasy, Ant-Man, book hoard update.
Do you wanna hear about my favorite book on writing? Yay! If you’ve been around the blog a while, you know I’m an aspiring author. Always have been, due to my obsession with books. (I think readers can’t help but contemplate what they’d write themselves, and most of us give it a try.) Fiction writing…… Continue reading Review: Writing and Selling Your Novel by Jack M. Bickham
Where in the heck did I hear about How to Suppress Women’s Writing by Joanna Russ? If you wrote a blog post about her in the past couple of months, do let me know. Anyway, Russ was an influential science fiction writer in the 1970s, so I’d been aware of her for a while and always meant…… Continue reading Feminist Friday Review: How to Suppress Women’s Writing by Joanna Russ
I found this short tag on Carton-Manette-Darnay several months ago! I left out one question because it was specific to a book I haven’t read. The Questions: Have an unlimited money for Ebooks, or a 5,000 dollar B&N giftcard? “Unlimited” anything is pretty tempting, but I think I’d go for the $5,000? You can get…… Continue reading Would You Rather? Book Tag
Stacey, a brilliant, overachieving astrobiology major at Fenton College, had planned on just another lonely Spring Break on campus. But when a hurricane batters the small college town, downing power lines and knocking out cell phone reception, Stacey and her friends are stranded with no way to communicate with the outside world at the worst…… Continue reading Review: Intro to Alien Invasion by Owen King and Mark Jude Poirier
Bruce Coville was, in the 1990s, a leading member of the kids’ scifi and fantasy pantheon. He probably still is, there’s a lot of YA and middle grade these days but seems like not as much for the younger kids. The I Was a Sixth Grade Alien series isn’t his best in terms of quality, but I…… Continue reading Recapping the I Was a Sixth Grade Alien series by Bruce Coville