• storytelling

    I read this book yesterday. It was light paranormal fantasy with some romantic elements or hints of it. It was terribly flawed, yet I read to the end, eager to see what happened and why. I think I’ll be reading…

  • back and forward and reading and writing

    The boy went to the gastro yesterday and there are tests underway. One of which requires collecting a stool sample, and so we are waiting for that to, ahem, arrive. But he started barfing even more, despite increasing the dosage…

  • moving right along

    Today I got relatively little accomplished. I read Lisa Shearin’s The Grendel Affair, which was really excellent and you should go read it right now. I liked the characters, the concept, and the worldbuilding. Good action and great camaraderie among…

  • The to-do list

    Another day without barfing! whoohoo! We’re on a roll now. My to-do list is huge. First off, I need to clean the house from top to bottom. I started today, after running some errands. More will come tomorrow. I need…

  • Books that stuck

    There’s a meme running around asking people to mention ten books that have stuck with you for whatever reason or which have been influential. I like the meme, so I’m joining in. I’m skipping over the little kids books I…

  • Doodads and updates and snippet

    I forgot to mention that I finished Trace of Magic a couple days ago. Go me! I talk about ending it over at Magical Words today. Specifically about ending creep. I’m pretty happy with the book so far, but only…

  • writing endings and John Pitts

    I finished a chapter today (the one I thought was the last chapter in this book) and promptly started the next last chapter. This ending is one that I’m discovering as I go. I’m feeling my way and it’s frustrating…

  • All Gone

    Over the past few days I’ve sorted through all my books. I’ve shelved a bunch and I’ve boxed a bunch to get rid of. I haven’t dug through my research books as I haven’t got those shelves set up, but…

  • Jamie Lee Moyer on Serial Killers

    As I’ve mentioned before, Jamie Lee Moyer has written Delia’s Shadow, a fabulous historical fantasy set in post-earthquake San Francisco. It has amazing characters, a real tangible and textured sense of history and place, romance, crime, ghosts, and a serial…

  • ch ch ch changes

    In the year that we lived apart (the man and the rest of us), my son developed Xbox skills that he didn’t have before and so now the man and boy are whomping on each other in hockey and the…