Three Parts Dead by Max Gladstone

  Three Parts Dead by Max Gladstone is the start of a five book series (soon to be six) that's garnered a lot of attention. Gladstone has been selected for several prestigious nominations, including finalist for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in both 2013 and 2014, and a Hugo finalist in … Continue reading Three Parts Dead by Max Gladstone

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Banned Books Week is coming up!

In only a month Banned Books Week will be here! There's a WRITING CONTEST, a BAKING CONTEST, and a workshop co-hosted by yours truly J. Jobe and Kassandra Klay. You won't want to miss a moment of it! Check it out!!!!! For our part, K and I will be co-hosting a writing workshop including discussion and prompts. Here's a … Continue reading Banned Books Week is coming up!

If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo

  If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo is the story of a transgirl written by a transwoman, and they even used a beautiful trans model for the book cover. The setting is high school, and any reader will recognize the familiar trappings---divorced parents who don't see eye to eye, teens who are or are … Continue reading If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo

Collage Class with Jobe: Reflection

So I tried to teach a collage class at everybody's favorite art store and I got schooled by a tough reminder that knowing how to do something is not the same as knowing how to teach others how to do it. The class was fine and the attendees turned out great work, but I could … Continue reading Collage Class with Jobe: Reflection

The Dark Tower comic book series by Stephen King

The Dark Tower. You've probably heard of them. The comics are based on the novels by Stephen King, and are "plotted by Robin Furth and scripted by Peter David" per the wiki entry. You may have heard the buzz about the new movie, which stars Idris Elba, which prefaces the upcoming series of the same star. That's … Continue reading The Dark Tower comic book series by Stephen King

Ghost Story by Jim Butcher

    Usually there is a year of downtime in the universe of the series before the characters get into a new adventure of mischief. Ghost Story, by contrast, follows Changes by only moments, in a grand continuation. The readers follow the Ghost of the story as he attempts to solve his own murder, and … Continue reading Ghost Story by Jim Butcher

Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery

Okay, I didn't want anyone to know I was reading Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery until I had at least the first one done. (I thought they would go much faster but alas!) The reason I didn't want anyone to know is because... I might have just signed up for another book … Continue reading Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery

Predictive Text

It occurred to me that it was something of a sweet little list to go through what web addresses appear for the numbers and letters I often use. What's your list look like? 5 - www.50bookpledge.ca 6 - https://6inklings.wordpress.com/ a - amazon.com b - behindthename.com c - campnanowrimo.org d - dictionary.com e - eBay.com, etsy.com f - … Continue reading Predictive Text

Changes by Jim Butcher

    Wow. Just. FREAKING WOW! This book completely blew my mind. Changes is book 12 in the Dresden Files series and Jim Butcher is not messing around. This is absolutely my new favorite so far, and I'm likely to agree with Lesa by the end, a blogger who states it is the best in … Continue reading Changes by Jim Butcher