Reading Railroad: January’s Reading

At the beginning of the year, I decided I would cut down on my reading so I could write more. And then I read 10 books in January — oops! Oh well. Professional writers are always saying writers needs to read a lot. 🙂 Novels Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson. Published in 2012. Adult … Read more Reading Railroad: January’s Reading

Reading Railroad: December’s Reading

Here’s everything I read in December: 4 novels, 1 memoir, 1 short story collection, and 10 individual short stories. Novels The Blazing World by Margaret Cavendish. Published in 1666. Feminist Utopian. This is considered the first science fiction novel written by a woman. As such, I expected it to be a little more exciting, but I … Read more Reading Railroad: December’s Reading

An Unusual and Murder-y Father Christmas Story

I came across this Dorset mummers’ play while reading The Leaping Hare (for research on my latest writing project), in which Santa murders his wife over….how to cook a hare. Yep. I can’t imagine why we don’t tell this story at Christmas! I unfortunately cannot find the complete play (source is listed as Dorsetshire Folklore … Read more An Unusual and Murder-y Father Christmas Story

Book Gift Ideas for Reading Fiends

Last week I wrote about non-book gift ideas for book lovers, so this week I’ll give some book ideas, because what else is there to want? But if they read a ton, it can be difficult to know which books to buy. Here are some ideas. New Releases. Do they buy most of their books used? … Read more Book Gift Ideas for Reading Fiends

Holiday Gift Ideas for Book Lovers and/or Writers (that aren’t books)

I’ve gathered a random assortment of bookish presents for the bookish people on your holiday gift list. It always helps to have an idea of some authors they like. Next week, I’ll blog about books you can give, though that’s much trickier if they’re a book fiend like me. Chicozy Housewares pillow cover. For the … Read more Holiday Gift Ideas for Book Lovers and/or Writers (that aren’t books)

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