A DISTRESSING TREND My purpose is not to tell you what to feel about the media you experience. When I started writing I first hit every writing book I could […]
Storytelling has many art forms, and I am in love with them all! From the dawn of time there has been storytelling wherever two or more people have gathered, a […]
Character is my #1 draw in any story. Books pose a unique experience in the world of media that no other form offers so well: we actually get to occupy […]
While words are important for all stories and solid word craft acts as a foundation to good storytelling, with movies there is an intermediary who interprets the words of the […]
Television as a story form is the best part of books’ characters and movies’ plot. It’s like a snack version of a larger media banquet, a portion of story broken […]
K-drama is short for Korean drama, a scripted television show made in Korea for Korean and Asian audiences that fans all around the world now stream over the internet. You […]
It’s been fun participating in the Blind Spot Series blogathon over at The Matinee during 2014. Exploring Asian and foreign films as well as modern and not so modern classics has been eye-opening. As a […]
A stellar actor can elevate the worst tripe, while special effects tend to plasticize story, yet the right art direction will add to not only the world but the characters as well. Purely […]
During the course of April I completed a challenge to write everyday but Sundays. I did it! I focused on characters that I love…so what did I end up learning? […]
The day after Book Club…I know will wonders never cease! Ta-da-dah…I was not the only one who felt the way I did about this book. There were the regular lovers of […]
ed-it verb. to prepare (text) for publication by checking and improving its accuracy, clarity, etc. Whether you edit words in or out, the point of going over your work is to […]
Whenever we head off into the unknown to explore something new we have to start out with a destination. A point of origin if you will that you look back […]
“One world. One currency. One bright future.” Rielle is quite bitter due to her parent’s rejection of the commerce chip that leads her to becoming a slave. Sold to a wealthy banker for the crimes of her parents she must work off an imaginary debt. When she meets two boys one a slave and the other a chipped master she must decide which side she’s going to choose: rebellion or stay a good little girl?
Terry Hughes suddenly has the opportunity to join her father on a project for 6 months to finish her mother’s work in Egypt. Her summer plans with her boyfriend are pushed to the side as she finds herself knee deep in the clues that could lead to Cleopatra’s lost tomb. With Maude and Fraser’s help plus her first crush Awad’s hieroglyphics skills will she be able to solve the puzzle?
This week’s topic is to choose a book that was originally a blue cover. There were several books that had a blue background and it would have been fun hunting down the alternate covers but I wanted an authentically blue cover. This week I was chatting with a reader from my blog about loving historical books and this WWII story came up…
When Emmett and Bryn start attending Edgelake High their senior year they re-enact their own modern Cyrano de Bergerac love story with CeCe smack in the middle. CeCe, while a leader on the volleyball court takes a back seat in love due to the large scar on her face. Emmett, the new football quarterback is blindsided by the gorgeous looks of fellow new student Bryn but falls in love with her emails and texts sent by her secret messenger CeCe. Will they sort out this love tangle?
I’ve only listened to three books in audiobook format so far ever so I’ll post about those later… Manga is one of my favorite book/story formats. Akin to a graphic novel but exclusively written by the Japanese there are as many genres as there is in YA fiction! Their covers aren’t very pretty but please don’t judge them by their outsides…
Teen Kai returns home on just a normal Tuesday to find a letter from her older sister, Jen. It says she’s already gone but Kai rushes over to try to save her. Unable to deal with what she finds Kai spirals into hardcore drug and alcohol use which don’t work well with the dark thoughts that start to invade her reality. Luckily her best friends have her back and report her descent to her parents who send her to a grief camp where she learns she is not alone in losing someone she loves. There she meets friends for life who help her to keep moving forward…
We all have overwhelmingly long “to be read” lists…mine is longer than the number of books I’ve read (which only goes back to 2012 but still…) There are just certain tropes or sub-genres that speak to us, either in the moment or that we have always been attracted to. I need to read these books because…
This week’s topic is because it’s almost Easter, pick the first books of series. I love reading series and the first book is the one that determines if I will continue or not so it is very important! I love that this meme has a question about covers too!
This week’s topic is National Pet Day was a few days ago… choose a book that features your favorite pet! I knew right away what my favorite pet is and that I must feature it — dragons… but what book best embodies my choice…? Well I had to sink deep and go back to my childhood when I first sought out any and all dragons books to be found.
This week’s topic is Books That Would Make Good Video Games. This was a really fun topic this week as my family and I are big gamers. We’ve played all types from RPGs and shoot’em ups to puzzle games and simulations – we love video games. In fact when I mentioned it to the other members of my household there were shout outs that I couldn’t help agreeing with…
Kate is a killing machine though not as perfect as her creators intended… always switched on she burns everything she touches… clothes, food, furnishings, people. Escaping at the age of seven, Kate manages to pass the time killing for the man who showed her kindness, El Tío. With holographic clothing Kate strides in and takes care of anyone in the way. When she learns there is a way to cure her she heads into the Badlands the only way she can…on her own two feet.
Althea is not like most 12 year olds… her eyes glow in the dark, she can read people’s minds and influence them and she can heal the sick in a person whatever it may be. She is the prophet of the badlands and raiders trade, kill and steal her until she finds her way to a small village where she meets Den. He challenges her acceptance of being treated like a commodity… until she finds the courage to use her power to protect those she loves.
The Dystopia Reading Challenge Bingo 2017 is a year-long challenge to read books in the dystopia genre. There is a bingo card to inspire you! Hosted by Tracy from Cornerfolds and Claudia from My Soul Called Life, feel free to join in!
The Library Love Challenge 2017 is a year-long challenge to show support for your local library as well as save you bundles of money by loving the books at your library. Created by Angela @ Angel’s Guilty Pleasures and Bea’s Book Nook, feel free to join in! Check out the group Library Love Challenge on Goodreads to discuss your books…
The New to Me Reading Challenge 2017 is a year-long challenge for all about pushing your boundaries and trying something new! And author, a series, a subgenre, etc. Created by the folks at Herding Cats & Burning Soup, feel free to join in!
This week’s topic is Spring! Choose a book you want to read this Spring. I felt like I should want to read a happy book in Spring and I am so looking forward to I Believe in a Thing Called Love… but there is only one cover for this book! So I picked my runner up which will probably have to be followed by my other pick since it is not a happy premise. But the title did remind me of spring…
The Backlist Reader Challenge 2017 is a year-long challenge for all those older books that have been piling up on your TBR pile and list — not just the ones you own, but the ones you’ve been wanting to read for a while now. Created by Lark at The Bookwyrm’s Hoard, feel free to join in!
This week’s topic is Top Sci-Fi/Fantasy Books on Your TBR. This subject has been on my mind recently as I have been hearing about several books that fellow book bloggers have raved about over and over. I’m dying to read these books ASAP!
This week’s Top Ten Tuesday over at The Broke and Bookish asks us to show off our inner nerd (or outer, because let’s be honest here…) with a fandom freebie!
According to Japanese legend, folding a thousand paper cranes will grant you healing. Evelyn Abel will fold two thousand if it will bring Luc back to her. Luc Argent has always been intimately acquainted with death. After a car crash got him a second chance at life—via someone else’s transplanted heart—he tried to embrace it. He truly did. But he always knew death could be right around the corner again. And now it is.