Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine. It’s a way to share the upcoming releases that we’re excited about. This week I have chosen Talon by Julie Kagawa.
Talon releases October 28th 2014.
Synopsis from Goodreads:
Long ago, dragons were hunted to near extinction by the Order of St. George, a legendary society of dragon slayers. Hiding in human form and growing…
When writing, it is important to show your readers what is happening rather than tellthem. It’s a golden rule of writing. There is one area of showing vs. telling in writing that I hadn’t really thought about, though, and that’s character internalization. I was reading a post on Janice Hardy’s blog that talked about htis and thought I would share it with you. She says, ‘When writers worry about…
Recently I read Broken, the sequel to Hidden by Marianne Curley. I loved it as much as I loved Hidden, so I thought I’d give you all the chance to win a copy of Hidden and discover this wonderful series for yourself. Hidden is a must read for all YA paramormal fans.
Here is a bit more about it:
Synopsis from Goodreads:
For as long as Ebony can remember, she’s been sheltered. Confined to her…
The good news is that the kids were back at school this week. The bad news is that I didn’t get much writing done. Not from lack of time. I was going well the first few days. I wrote, edited and sent a short story away to an anthology that was about to close submissions. I just heard about it and really wanted to be in it, so I worked extremely hard and got a 2k story out, edited it…
Spotlight Sunday is a feature on my blog where I shine the light on an Australian book I think deserves to be read. Today I am shining the spotlight on Broken, Avena book 2, by Marianne Curly.
It is also the 11th book I have read for the Australian Women Writers challenge.
Note: Because it is the second book in the series, it will contain spoilers for the first.
Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine. It’s a way to share the upcoming releases that we’re excited about. This week I have chosen Cooper Bartholomew Is Dead by Rebecca James.
Cooper Bartholomew Is Dead releases in Australia October 1st 2014.
Synopsis from publishers website:
Cooper Bartholomew’s body is found at the foot of a cliff.
I was on Beth Revis’s Tumblr and came across this very interesting post. Beth is a New York Times Bestselling author of the Across The Universetrilogy. She gets asked periodically why she doesn’t go to a certain area to do a book signing, and I thought her answer was quiet eye opening. You see, even though she is a New York Times Bestselling author, she still has to pay for some of the book…
Ever finished a book? I mean, truly finished one? Cover to cover. Closed the spine with that slow awakening that comes with reentering consciousness?
You take a breath, deep from the bottom of your lungs and sit there. Book in both hands, your head staring down at the cover, back page or wall in front of you.
You’re grateful, thoughtful, pensive. You feel like a piece of you was just gained and lost. You’ve just experienced something deep, something intimate… Full from the experience, the connection, the richness that comes after digesting another soul.
It’s no surprise that readers are better people. Having experienced someone else’s life through abstract eyes, they’ve learned what it’s like to leave their bodies and see the world through other frames of reference. They have access to hundreds of souls, and the collected wisdom of all them.
Beautiful read on why readers are, “scientifically,” the best people to date.
Perhaps Kafka’s timeless contention that books are "the axe for the frozen sea inside us" applies equally to the frozen sea between us.
neil will love this one.