Tag: reading

Transformations of Genre

Transformations of Genre

Currently reading (consuming/listening): The Invasion of the Tearling, by Erika Johansen, and A Discovery of Witches, by Deborah Harkness. Megan’s recent blog post made me chuckle, namely because I haven’t been able to use my local library according to it’s designed intent, even though I live only five minutes […]

*Erupts from pile of work* Still here!

*Erupts from pile of work* Still here!

One of the most recent posts we have on the blog is the announcement for the new page design. That was fine, lovely, and remarkably well timed, because shortly after that update, the pursuits Megan and I refer to as our day jobs (and in […]

Sourcing Stories

Sourcing Stories

I have recently discovered an interesting trend. I was exposed to many of my favorite books through close friends or family, either directly or indirectly. George picked out Wild Magic by Tamora Pierce. Anne of Green Gables and The Little House on the Prairie were […]

“Sweep”: the Delights of Rediscovery

“Sweep”: the Delights of Rediscovery

Sweep is the name of one of my favorite series of books as a young teenager, written by Cate Tiernan. There are reviews on Goodreads and the author has a website for this series and her other books. You can also find her on Twitter. I am […]

On Reading… Too Many Books?

On Reading… Too Many Books?

The amount of books I’m reading is beginning to make me feel stressed. Normally I read about 3-5 books at the same time. I usually have a fantasy going, a beloved re-read (Anne of Green Gables, Pride and Prejudice, Harry Potter, The Name of the Wind) […]

The Abiding Love for Harry Potter Continues

The Abiding Love for Harry Potter Continues

Harry Potter was an undeniable instrument of my development into the writer I am today, and Harry Potter memories inform a large swath of my childhood. My brother had the books first. I don’t know who gave them to him or if he picked them […]

Reading So I Can Write: Pat Rothfuss and Jane Austen

Reading So I Can Write: Pat Rothfuss and Jane Austen

I believe reading is an integral part of being a writer. If I don’t read anything other than my own work, how will I ever improve? Who will I pace myself against? When I was a student at Hollins I took several creative writing classes with […]

In Defense of my Abiding Love for Harry Potter

In Defense of my Abiding Love for Harry Potter

I’ve kept the Harry Potter series on an almost-continuous loop since my family finished reading it. That’s right, my dad read Harry Potter to us, and while everyone else finished the new books in a day, it took us months to read them. In some […]