Tag Archive | reading

Love Your Book

Love Your Book

I read a lot of inde- and self-published novels. Not as many as I would like, but that’s true of reading in general. Still, though, a lot. Some of them are exceptional. Some of them, I can tell the author invested a lot in honing his or her craft, hiring an editor and cover designer, […]

Wednesday Inspiration

Wednesday Inspiration

“We’re all going to keep fighting, Harry. You know that?”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Daughter of the Pirate King Book Review

Daughter of the Pirate King Book Review

“Oh, the ridiculous things one has to do when one is a pirate.”
― Tricia Levenseller, Daughter of the Pirate King

Caraval Book Review

Caraval Book Review

“Hope is a powerful thing. Some say it’s a different breed of magic altogether. Elusive, difficult to hold on to. But not much is needed.”
― Stephanie Garber, Caraval

Non-fiction Reading List

Non-fiction Reading List

I’ve shared my fiction reading lists with you guys before, so this time I thought I’d share my non-fiction reading list. 🙂 This is my current, non-fiction reading list: 1.) The Dawning of Indestructible Joy: Daily Readings for Advent by John Piper The Christmas season is one of the busiest times of the year. But it is also […]

Hair of the Dog Part 2 (Or Gift Ideas for Realmies Suffering Withdrawals)

Hair of the Dog Part 2 (Or Gift Ideas for Realmies Suffering Withdrawals)

We’re not even halfway to Realm Makers 2017 but we are approaching the Christmas season, so what better way to help Realmies with withdrawals and provide gift ideas? So there’s that saying the cure for a hangover is the hair of the dog that bit you. Realm Makers is the dog and there’s a lot of […]

Manipulating Emotions

Manipulating Emotions

That’s what we’re doing, you know. We use nicer phrasing, when we’re talking about it in writing circles, like “building empathy for our characters” and “upping the tension” and “creating a satisfying emotional experience” for our readers. But when it comes down to it, we’re manipulating their emotions. And we have to. People wouldn’t read […]