Reviews

A Game of Thrones Review

Long ago, in a time forgotten, a preternatural event threw the seasons out of balance. In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. The cold is returning, and in the frozen wastes to the north of Winterfell, sinister and supernatural forces are massing beyond the kingdom’s protective Wall.… Read More A Game of Thrones Review

Book Talk

Mini Book Haul

Over the weekend, I acquired some new books and therefore improved the prospects of my March reading. We’re almost halfway through the month and I’m still in the middle of A Game of Thrones, so I thought I’d share my new books in a mini haul. Hopefully I’ll get to at least one of these… Read More Mini Book Haul

Book Talk

Inspirational Women in Literature | Characters

Keeping with celebrating International Women’s Day, today’s post is all about my favorite inspiring female characters. There will be some crossover with my last post because some of my favorite authors wrote my favorite characters.  Hermione Granger (Harry Potter series) I think Hermione was the first character I really saw myself in—bookish and unapologetically enthusiastic about… Read More Inspirational Women in Literature | Characters

Writing

Quotes About Writing

Writing is difficult. Working on my second draft revisions and rewrites (so…much…rewriting…) has proven more complicated than originally expected, which, in a way, was expected. It’s been a bit of a struggle and in my more dramatic moments, it feels like the book will never be what I want it to be and the whole… Read More Quotes About Writing

Reviews

In the Night Wood by Dale Bailey Review

In this contemporary fantasy, the grieving biographer of a Victorian fantasist finds himself slipping inexorably into the supernatural world that consumed his subject. Failed father, failed husband, and failed scholar, Charles Hayden hopes to put his life back together with a new project: a biography of Caedmon Hollow, the long-dead author of a legendary Victorian children’s… Read More In the Night Wood by Dale Bailey Review