Well, I didn’t even try to hook into any of the reading “challenges” floating around the web, despite referencing two of them on my own blog. In the final analysis, I read 26 novels. The count was encouraging, considering how few of those were in the last third of the year. In my opening description Continue reading →
This is my non-techie way of tying up the loose end of this blog template having a (purported) Facebook link, and me not booking my face. Sorry if that’s disappointing. I’m told FB will be non-optional once I’m published, but that’s not now. I prefer Twitter just because there seems like less to keep up Continue reading →
What a fascinating thought! LitLove at Tales from the Reading Room analyzed Twilight with this view I’d never seen before; basically that the ideal romantic partner is as all-powerful, all-providing, all-protective, and all-loving as a good mother is to her young child. So naturally I had to return to my story and see if that Continue reading →
I’ve always loved that “aside” in folktales. (From Aladdin and the Magic Lamp by Kunstler:) The magician howled and flew into such a rage the earth shook, and the boulder rolled back into place, sealing Aladdin inside the cave. Now it can be explained. This magician was nobody’s uncle at all but merely an evil Continue reading →
Bedbugs. And maybe mosquitoes. Not being a “providentialist” (or whatever they call themselves– the Calvinist-leaning types, which is most of my church, so I don’t mean that as a slam) I don’t believe that God plans or ordains evil, so I can’t really imagine the little vampires as part of day six. ~ ~ ~ Continue reading →
Human beings just can’t do these sorts of things to each other, right? And so the peoples of Europe and early America had to explain what could treat humans so viciously.