Fantasy More Folks Should Read

*peace signs* Whaddup. Recently, I read a post about the fantasy genre suffering from "required reading syndrome," a certain snobbishness in assuming the fantasy books YOU LOVE are the most important, and that anyone who wants to venture into fantasy must assuredly try (and love) THOSE BOOKS first.  How certain books / authors have ascended,... Continue Reading →

Beyond Star Trek: LeVar Burton

*nostalgia mood music* You guys remember Reading Rainbow, right? Like any respectable '90s kid, I have a huge soft spot for that show.  I idolized LeVar Burton, or--excuse me--"the Reading Rainbow man," as he was known in our household.  So when Rachel @Hamlette's Soliloquy and Quiggy @The Midnite Drive-In announced the Beyond Star Trek Blogathon,... Continue Reading →

So . . . I Wrote A Book (Again)

*flops dramatically down on sofa* Smelling salts!  Bring me my smelling salts, Jeeves! Because I just finished an 88,000-word manuscript that I've been working on since FEBRUARY, and I am EXHAUSTEDDDDDDDDDDDDD. So, without further ado, allow me to present my newest book baby . . . ~~~ Water Horse. Water Horse is a YA historical... Continue Reading →

The 12 Days of Christmas Movie Tag

Merry Almost Christmas, lads and lasses! *passes around eggnog* (which I actually have never tasted in my life but whatevsssssssssssss) The mighty Rachel @Hamlette's Soliloquy came up with a delightful movie tag based on the song "The Twelve Days of Christmas," and since that's one of my all-time favorite Christmas carols, I figured, why not... Continue Reading →

A Question of Gender

Quick! Name a story with an all-male cast! [For the sake of argument, I'm defining this as "a story where no woman has a significant speaking part or affects the plot in any meaningful way."  Women can be present, but, like, in the background.] Have you thought of any? Because I've thought of a whole... Continue Reading →

Persuasion: Hottest of Hot Takes

Persuasion is my favorite Jane Austen novel, so here I am at last, with a long-overdue Rant™ about it!!  Fun times!!!  You've been waiting for this day for simply ages!!! *groans from the audience* Okay, here's the thing.  We know the story, right?  Anne Elliot falls in love with a hot Navy guy when she's... Continue Reading →

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