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Musashi and the Parable

I remember having a long-standing and spirited debate with a friend of mine when I was only sixteen. Just a shot in the dark, here, but I'm guessing most sixteen-year-olds don't enter into deep theological arguments supported by Platonic logic... Continue Reading →

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Wins for Strange The Dreamer – A Book Review

Here we are once again, a one-two book review with my Pixie-in-law. I do the wins, she does the sins, and we both have a cup of tea. This is my look at Strange the Dreamer, by Laini Taylor. For... Continue Reading →

Writing: Why You Should Read Bad Novels

I expect we've all been there. Maybe you even got into the story before you read that one line that jerked you clean out of any suspension of disbelief to say, "REally? REALLY? WhY woulD yOU do IT ThaT waY?" Well, as... Continue Reading →

NaNoWinning – How to Re-enter this thing called ‘Real World’

You've spent 30 days writing your heart out. Maybe you hit 50K, maybe you didn't. The point of the exercise was to write as much as you could, and if you even started - you ended up winning. Because winners... Continue Reading →

Wins for RoseBlood: A Book Review

*takes a deep breath* Okay. Sometimes being the optimist is painful, and I have to accept that as a fact of life, or I'm not going to be very happy. So, here we go... wins for RoseBlood, by A.G. Howard.... Continue Reading →

The Building Blocks of Story

via Daily Prompt: Mighty The word of the day prompt is 'Mighty' - and it was recently emphasized to me just how mighty the task of writing is. It is, in fact, the creation of worlds. I was talking to... Continue Reading →

The Wins of The Daughter of the Pirate King: A Book Review

My pixie-in-law and I are back with another one-two sins-wins book review (like our sins and wins for Caraval, by Stephanie Garber), this time for Tricia Levenseller's The Daughter of the Pirate King. At this point, it may be evident that... Continue Reading →

Cake Flavored Literary Excusions

Cait @ Paperfury wrote that if I liked cake, I could pilfer the tag #cakeflavoredbooks. Since I and my family have made careers of recommending books to any and every passerby and giving cake to any and every passerby, I have a lot... Continue Reading →

The Winning Points of “Caraval”

My Pixie-in-law and I have agreed to do some one-two book reviews: a sins vs. wins, if you will. She elected to detail her least favorite points of this book, but before you click over to her review of the... Continue Reading →

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