Tag Archive | reading

Totally Awesome Book Research 

Totally Awesome Book Research 

  My current manuscript it the first in a series that takes place between the summer of 1991 through 1999. While the series encompasses the decade of the  1990s, the first book is set in the summer of 1991 and has more in common with the 1980s so I’ve been reading contemporary novels set in […]

Censoring Books

Censoring Books

Every so often a news article or something will pop up about a “banned” book and there will be a huge controversy surrounding those who want the book boycotted and those who think it should be embraced. Sometimes it’s a classic, like Huckleberry Finn, and one side wants to ban it because of its cultural […]

Growing Up Geeky

Growing Up Geeky

Guest Blogger: Shannon Stewart The world has been kind to geeks recently. These days, with our childhood comics being revamped into blockbusters, Star Trek and Star Wars getting J. J. Abrams, and ThinkGeek delivering our once-impossible-to-find fandom paraphernalia to our doors, we’re living in a geek’s paradise. But I remember a time it wasn’t so […]

Saving Old Stories

Saving Old Stories

My eleven-year-old mentioned last night that he was planning to throw away his story, “Once Upon An Alien,” of which he had written about seven chapters. Because he was going to write something new. Now, being the ADD-ish writer that I am, I totally understand how a new idea can trump an old one, and […]

The Thing Writing Untaught Me

The Thing Writing Untaught Me

Guest Blogger: Ashlee Willis My love of writing began with another love – that of reading. Reading made me feel as if things would turn out for the best, no matter what darkness I was going through. The world in that book, in my hands, stuck between those pages – that world couldn’t harm me, […]

Fictional Friends

Fictional Friends

Have you ever read a book and wanted one particular character to come alive so they could be your best friend forever? I have. For years. The first two characters I wanted to be real? George from The Nancy Drew Series (she knew judo! She had short hair! She was a tomboy! In all, everything […]

Sucked In

Sucked In

I am finally getting around to reading “Game of Thrones” It has been on my list for ages, but I haven’t had the time, and on top of that the wait list at the library was, I kid you not, twenty people long. That’s twenty people who are in line to read it before me, […]