Did I say Summer Challenge? Yes, I know it's November. Yes, this update is long overdue. I have lots of excuses. Better late than never, right? Before my recap, a few thoughts about this challenge. For one thing, I really enjoyed it. I was introduced to a lot of new authors and their unique worlds. I … Continue reading IFA Summer Reading Challenge Round up
Indie Fantasy Addict's summer reading challenge is in full swing a little under 2 months left to go as the challenge ends September 22. Earlier in June I made a rather ambitious list of works I wanted to read. Surprisingly, I made a pretty sizable dent! Here's what I read so far: Pursuit of Shadows (JA … Continue reading IFA Summer Reading Challenge Check in
It's been an overwhelming week for me as I sift through some of the comments for The Elmnas Chronicles: Mouse. I know, I know, I probably *shouldn't* read reviews- but I couldn't help myself, and it worked out for me. Well, this time. Even so, here are some of the positive things readers have to say … Continue reading Praise for The Elmnas Chronicles: Mouse- Thank you!
I haven't had much time for posting the last two months, but I did do a heckuva a lot of writing, editing, and READING! Fruits of my feverish editing and writing came in two forms: the publication of my debut novel, The Elmnas Chronicles: Mouse and an admirable start to its sequel during Camp Nanowrimo. … Continue reading Read, Reading, To Be Read- May 2019 Edition
Far Kingdoms has been a little quiet lately as I've been preparing for the launch of my debut YA Dystopian/Fantasy novel, The Elmnas Chronicles: Mouse. Here's the cover and summary! Mouse wakes not knowing who or where she is. Only the searing pain of the number 146 being burned on her arm with a white hot … Continue reading Announcing The Elmnas Chronicles: Mouse- Reviewers wanted!
2019 is just blowing by, and it's already time for the March installment of Read, Reading, and To be Read! (To find other brief synopses of what I'm reading, check out here, here, and here.) Without further ado, here's a look at the books my nose has been in lately: Read 1. Stardust by Neil … Continue reading Read, Reading, and To Be Read- March 2019 Edition
I'm sure most of you have already read it, but join me for a quick review of Stardust by New York Times bestselling author, Neil Gaiman! Here's the book summary from Amazon: Tristran Thorn will do anything to win the cold heart of beautiful Victoria Forester—even fetch her the star they watch fall from the night sky. But to … Continue reading Audible’s Laudables: Stardust by Neil Gaiman
Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold by C.S. Lewis is the repackaged myth of Cupid and Psyche, told through the perspective of Orual, Psyche's older sister. Set in the city-state of Glome, a small, primitive kingdom, the tale begins as an accusation against the gods for their injustice against Orual. She opens the narrative with … Continue reading Book Review- Till We Have Faces
Today is my blog-aversary! (That doesn’t work, does it? Oh well.)
The post below is my very first review, appearing on Far Kingdoms on this day one year ago. What a ride it’s been- and how many fantastic books I’ve read because of it. Happy Flashback Friday- go read a good book!
A tale of two mornings:
- It’s a lazy Saturday. You wake up at 10 to the gentle thrumming of rain outside your window and the smell of breakfast wafting through your door. Your significant other hands you a cup of coffee (or tea, if you like), and you curl up on the couch with a new book, drinking in that sweet caffeinated goodness and fresh imaginative world alike.
- Your alarm bleats angrily and you come to, bleary-eyed and hungover (you weren’t drinking, of course, that’s just how morning feels now), and suddenly there’s a toddler standing on your pillow demanding pancakes. You look at the clock– it’s 6:33 AM. Your significant other rolls over and somehow ignores the child and the wailing now coming through the nursery monitor. There’s a book sitting on your bedside table; you’re on page two.
Hyperbole aside, if your days look more like scenario #2…
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All you book bloggers out there are great, you know that? Not only do you share so many fantastic books I probably would not have heard of otherwise, but you also keep me accountable in my own reading. So book bloggers and those who benefit from your hours of sifting, reading, and analyzing- here's to … Continue reading Read, Reading, and To be Read: January 2019