The Ballad of Black Tom, by Victor LaValle (Tor.com publishing)
A Dance with Dragons part seven! ~600-~700
Read: A Song of Ice and Fire:
A Dance with Dragons part six! ~500-~600
Yesterday, I called and joined the waitlist for this event about The Handmaid’s Tale. I was told that sometimes they move an event to a larger venue. I hope so much that that happens. I also decided that maybe more people in the waitlist would prompt it to happen so I am sharing this everywhere! …
Read: A Song of Ice and Fire:
A Dance with Dragons part five! ~400-~500
A Dance with Dragons part four! ~300-~400
A Dance with Dragons part three! ~200-~300
A Dance with Dragons part two! ~100-~200
A Dance with Dragons part one! 1-~100
I like fairytales. I’ve written about them before. I grew up reading and imagining them, and the stories retold by Lang and Grimm and Perrault and everyone else form a significant part of my mind. But I’m not reading fairytales right now. Right now, I’m reading Essential Celtic Mythology, retold by Lindsay Clarke.
In compliance with this week’s theme, here are some nifty books that conjure up the color red.
I found out recently that Stephen King was going to open the National Book Festival in D.C. I secured my cousins to take me if I could get tickets. My sister decided to as well. On the 19th, all four of us tried to get tickets. I succeeded with getting two. Then my sister did too. My cousins failed but we had four…
Always showed up with just what was needed, money, bazookas, etc
A Feast for Crows part ten! ~900-end
So I’m not much for audiobooks, but I am definitely for free stuff. Amazon just offered a 2 free books for an audible subscription and I had to get it. The thing is, now I have NO idea which ones I should get. So give me some suggestions people! Or talk about whatever you want.
Last night on the train home I read The Magican’s Nephew. Chronologically, it is the first of the seven Narnia books, and in C.S. Lewis’s Christian model it seeks to serve as Genesis, giving us the birth of Narnia in seven hours and a tree of knowledge’s apples and animals walking in pairs to be named by man. It also…
Neil Gaiman, long time fan, approached Robert McGinnis to design retro covers for some of his novels. They had planned to announce and publish these new covers in a few months, but with all the attention for the Starz series American Gods paperbacks sold out and were reprinted with the new cover.
So I only recently read Octavia Butler’s Parable of the Sower. I know, I know. My only excuse is that I read Fledgling when I first heard about her, and I didn’t realize that was widely recognized as her weakest work, written after years of writer’s block and depression, so I didn’t pick up another for ages. I will…
A Feast for Crows part nine! 800-~900!
Have you guys seen this? It’s been around for awhile, but it’s a very cool tool for finding new authors that write in a similar style to writers you already like. So if you like John Scalzi, type in his name, and you’ll get a neat graphic with his name in centre of the screen, and the matches will appear closer or…