Feature and Follow #184-01: My Book Blogger Best Friend

Feature and Follow #184-01: My Book Blogger Best Friend

It’s time for Feature and Follow Friday! This week’s question: Who is your blogger BFF? Tell us a little bit about him or her? If not tell us why you need or don’t need a blogger BFF. My blogger best friend is author, Jade Eby, over at Chasing Empty Pavements! Jade is a co-worker and a great friend. Oh, and a wonderful new author. She’s been a great help in giving me tips and tricks for getting my blog started. Don’t forget to checkout the featured bloggers on Alison Can Read and Parajunkee.com. Twitter Facebook 0 Google+ 0 Pinterest 0 StumbleUpon 0

0 Comments | Join in on the Conversation | Posted on January 17, 2014
A Note from the Director: How Do You Read Anthologies?

A Note from the Director: How Do You Read Anthologies?

I wanted to throw this out into the book reading blogosphere. How do you read an anthology? I’m curious. A couple years ago I would say that I hated anthologies, but now, about once or twice a year, I pick one up. In fact I’m reading one right now. It’s a collection of Gaslight Fantasy and I’m just past the dual introductions. I can’t wait to dive into the short stories. Anyway, back to the topic at hand or I won’t have anything to review later. 🙂 In my limited experience with anthologies, there are some stories I just adore and others I’m don’t like as much. I’m contemplating, with the current anthology I’m reading, posting mini reviews containing a couple (or a few) of the short stories as I complete them. For me, I think it might be helpful to help me figure out how strong the anthology really is. For you, my dear fans, I thought it might be helpful in determining if the anthology was worth your time. I think if I tried to review each story in one blog post, it would scroll forever and be hard to read. So what do you think? Should I […]

0 Comments | Join in on the Conversation | Posted on January 16, 2014
Book Blogger New Year’s Challenge Day 14: My 2014 Blogging Wish List

Book Blogger New Year’s Challenge Day 14: My 2014 Blogging Wish List

My 2014 Blogging Wish List“There are three things in this world that I want more than anything. I’ll tell you the first two, but I’ll never tell you the third.” Barry Lyga, The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl. I wish to post meaningful and helpful reviews on a consistent basis. I wish to create connections with lots different people who share my love for books, TV and movies. Not telling!I’m really sad this whole challenge is over. I hope I can stay connected with of my new followers. Many of them are fellow bloggers and I think they have a lot to teach me! Twitter Facebook 0 Google+ 0 Pinterest 0 StumbleUpon 0

0 Comments | Join in on the Conversation | Posted on January 14, 2014
Book Review 06: The Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica by James A. Owen

Book Review 06: The Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica by James A. Owen

My Series Rating: Thumbs Up       A few years ago I discovered the novel Here, There Be Dragons by James A. Owen. This is the first book in the 7 books series known as the “The Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica” which follows the lives of Jack, John and Charles as they battle the forces of evil in an effort to save the World. Quite a tall order for three unknown gentlemen from Oxford. This is a wonderful series of books that draws on many of the known myths and histories laid out in our most treasured stories. The books mix elements of time travel and fantasy to produce a rich and dense forest of interconnected story lines–both real and fictional–that keep you moving forward to discover the Grand Reveal at the end of book seven, The First Dragon. The artwork at the start of each chapter is also stunning! That’s right, each chapter in every single novel of this series is illuminated. Each image is hand drawn by the author himself. By the third book in the series, The Indigo King, the plot gets a bit complicated and becomes one of those time travel books/series that will […]

6 Comments | Join in on the Conversation | Posted on January 14, 2014