Bookshelf Challenge

file000123053959I have been nominated for the Bookshelf Challenge by Donna L. H. Smith. (Check out her blog here.) It sounds like fun, and hope you enjoy.

The Rules For the Bookshelf Tag:

Answer the following questions about books, and then tag five other bloggers. You can answer the questions any way you want, whether it’s on your blog, in a video, or a combination of the two. Then remember to let whoever tagged you know when your post is up so they can read it.

1) Is there a book that you really want to read but haven’t because you know that it’ll make you cry? Continue reading “Bookshelf Challenge”

If You Enjoy Reading and/or Writing…

Exciting news! A group of writers and I have put together a new blog for fellow word addicts. When Readers Write will feature author interviews, short stories, book giveaways, glimpses into our writing lives, and oodles more.

Out of the ten of us behind When Readers Write, we’ve got a lot of fiction genres covered–from suspense to historical. I’ll be discussing speculative fiction, books, and all things literary over coming Tuesdays.

I’m eager for you to meet some of my writer friends! Stop by When Readers Write and feel free to subscribe, comment, and share.

Why Some Books Make Me Wonderfully Dissatisfied

blogpicI like to say that the best books are the ones that make you dissatisfied with your own mediocre existence.

I have had the privilege of reading some very good books over the past year. It was not a year in which I could boast a long list of books read, but the small stack I did read nourished my mind and soul.

There are some books you seize from the shelf for the sake of entertainment or escape, and they in turn seize you. When you part the covers, you unveil a mirror. Not a reflection of things seen, but of things unseen. The words between the lines whisper to your soul, and Continue reading “Why Some Books Make Me Wonderfully Dissatisfied”