If you have an avid reader on your Christmas shopping list, here are some ideas that will hopefully spark your imagination. * Shopping for a Jane Austen fan? These advent calendar gift bags look awesome! Each day up until Christmas has a numbered bag with a print of an Austen character on it, along with […]
Question of the day: “What is your favorite type of book ending?” Well, let’s take a look at the four main ones. There are sad endings, where things don’t work out for the characters. Evil wins, things are still bleak, the conflict might be resolved but the reader is left thinking, “What?! That’s IT?” They […]
Some people believe that the public library is obsolete, or at least headed in that direction. They see it as a waste of tax dollars, because, frankly, they don’t need it, so no one must. Can’t people just buy an e-book or paperback from Amazon? Random but obligatory Mr. Crabby shot, just ’cause Here is […]
In issue 316 of SFX Magazine, Flame Tree Press took out a one-page ad and…The Goblets Immortal happened to display prominently. I was so excited, I ran out to Barnes and Noble and scoured the shelves until I found it. When I did, I nearly screamed. I almost humiliated my mom by stopping passersby and saying, […]
There are many morals to be gleaned from fantasy. From the consequences of coveting to the danger of spilling secrets, the genre is a treasure trove. Today I’d like to talk about time management and what fantasy has taught me about the beast. These are simple lessons, but when taken seriously, I believe they can […]
There’s a song that starts out “What are you wearing? (Who are you wearing?)” Pfft. I’m no fashionista. What I care about is “What are you reading? (Who are you reading?)” Seriously. Some people judge other people for what they wear. While I don’t judge people by what they wear or read, I am a […]
This time on From Book to Cook, I’m making a traditional Irish apple cake. Will it turn out all right? Or will I butcher yet another recipe held dear by so many?