General · reading

Hearing a Commercial When Reading

So I was watching TV and the GEICO commercial came on. The one where the green gecko strolls down the Brooklyn Bridge and someone says in a really bad Brooklyn accent, “Forget about it.” This commercial: Than, during the other ads, I read Tricks of the Trade by Laura Anne Gilman. I got to a… Continue reading Hearing a Commercial When Reading

General · reading · Teaser Tuesdays

Teaser Tuesday: Scholar

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following: * Grab your current read * Open to a random page * Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page * BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what… Continue reading Teaser Tuesday: Scholar

Short Story · Writing

Succinctly Yours: Black Friday

Succinctly Yours is a weekly meme by grandma. Of this meme she says: How low can you go? Use the photo as inspiration for a story of 140 characters OR 140 words. It doesn’t have to be exactly 140, just not more. This one is 140 characters. Loud people, all the pushing and shoving. She… Continue reading Succinctly Yours: Black Friday


How do you choose a book to buy (and hopefully read)?

Madison Woods asked this question and this is too long for a comment. So I turned it into a blog post. She also posted a poll with the following options: 1) I go to the bookstore and browse when I want a book. I love browsing and I do this. I also go to libraries… Continue reading How do you choose a book to buy (and hopefully read)?

fantasy · flash friday · Short Story · Writing

Friday Flash: Seeds of Destruction

Another drabble for Friday flash! It was inspired by this photo from wiki commons. Home didn’t look like home anymore. The soldiers had destroyed the walls. The roofs. Only the odd stone beam still stood. Her father’s work, that. Only they stood. She paused in front of one, rubbed a finger on the stone. Red… Continue reading Friday Flash: Seeds of Destruction


RIP: Anne McCaffrey

  I read online Anne McCaffrey might have passed away and my reaction was: please don’t let her be dead. Than I read on GalleyCat she was dead. I loved her books. Still do. In fact, I have a couple in hard cover. That’s pretty amazing, considering how few physical books I actually own. A… Continue reading RIP: Anne McCaffrey