I live a boring life, at least looking in from the outside. Heck, I spent most of yesterday cleaning house and baking, and that made me ridiculously happy. So when I take a leave of absence from the blog, it’s really just because I don’t have anything interesting to say. And I figure, just like… Read More Book Hedgehog
What Books do you travel with? Recommendations? … Read More Prepping for Travel
One of the fun ways to discover new reads is to meet authors in unlikely places. I’ve reviewed books here that I found through meeting people online and having good conversations that got me curious about their books. I’ve met people at cons, liked them, and bought their books on the strength of that. I… Read More Review: Hit or Miss
Author Earnings is back! I’ve been spending a few moments this morning trying to geek out over the new and improved dataset – it’s the bomb, it really is! – while helping kids get ready for school. I’m seriously excited over this report, which has been nine months in the making. If you’re an author,… Read More Indie Authors are Alive and Thriving
I’m very pleased to be able to share with you all that I’ll be appearing at a new blog once a month with an essay, and a book review a few days later. The blog is centered around books about fantasy and science fictional schools and educational processes. L. Jagi Lamplighter and Chris Nuttall will… Read More Fantastic Schools Debut
It’s shameless self-promotion day here on my blog! Wanna read a book? If you have already read it, maybe share this post with a friend who’d enjoy it? Or go leave a review if you haven’t already? And if you have already read it, I’d like to say Thank You! and celebrate the fact that… Read More Vulcan’s Kittens
As a companion piece for my post today at the Mad Genius Club, where I talk about audience for writers, and give the results for a very interesting survey I conducted of readers, I decided that I’d talk here about why you should read cookbooks. Not just to use them for looking up recipes, but… Read More Why Read Cookbooks?
Looking for something to read? I’ve got a few fun suggestions, and one that you may want to avoid. The covers are clickable links if you want to learn more about any title. And I’ve done something a little different with the reviews, for those of you who are Indie Authors and read my blog.… Read More Book Reviews!
A paper book is not immortal. Some have lasted through the ages, and now historians and scholars visit them in climate-controlled vaults, handling them with reverence and cotton gloves. But in the twentieth century, books came into their own, as cheaply printed and widely distributed as possible. You could pick up a candy bar and… Read More The Book Afterlife
Ok, it’s not just books. It is, however, just science fiction so far as I can tell. I knew if I opened it up to fantasy as well, it would become unmanageable, so I may follow up with a second list if there is interest. As it is, I’ve got over 60 names on the… Read More Strong Women in Science Fiction: Book List
I have the honor and privilege to work with a large community of writers, some of whom I also claim as friends, and it’s past time that I shared a handful of their latest releases (or, in one case, it’s been a while, but the sequel is coming out real soon now, I hear *looks… Read More New Books! Hot Books! Getcher Books Here!
Let’s see: semi-random stuff that I picked up along the way this week and thought you all might be interested in! First of all, I’m blogging at the Mad Genius Club today (I’m there every Saturday, for the few who don’t already know) about backing up your files, your computer, and creating a deep defense… Read More Interesting Art, books, and computer stuff