IF I STAY has been on my list to watch ever since it came out on video (it's on Netflix right now) but I knew that was going to need the right mood and moment. Though I have not (to my shame) read the extremely well reviewed book by Gayle Foreman, I knew what I was… Continue reading All. The. Feels. — IF I STAY on Movie Monday
So, I hurt my finger. Not badly, just badly enough that typing became difficult for maybe a week, which meant I had an excuse to sit around and read all the things. Now I'm finally getting around to writing my book report(s). Have you read any of these? Tell me what you think about them in… Continue reading Stuff I’ve Been Reading
I love when the premium channels like HBO and Showtime run free preview weekends, because it reassures me that I'm not missing much not subscribing to them. Even if it does mean I have to wait until the DVDs come out to catch up on Game of Thrones. Or read the series of books full of spoilers that… Continue reading A post about women science fiction writers… eventually.
Here's what's floating my boat this week. Why? Because "Friday Faves" sounds cool. 1. Gillian Flynn. This is not a YA author. (Not by any stretch of the imagination.) She writes books about grisly murders and really twisted up characters. Her book Gone Girl is a best seller, and deservedly so. Her books keep me… Continue reading Friday Faves – The Twisted, The Pretty, and the Yummy
Want to talk books in real time? I'm doing a live chat tonight (Thursday, June 23) at 9 pm ET/ 8 pm CT at The Knight Agency website. Click here to go directly to the chat room. Enter any combo of user name and password. Now, on to Jinx by Meg Cabot!What the back cover says: Jean… Continue reading Bookanistas: Jinx by Meg Cabot
One of my favorite YA authors plus one of my favorite myths? Yes please!What the back cover says: Though she tries returning to the life she knew before the accident, Pierce can't help but feel at once a part of this world, and apart from it. Yet she's never alone . . . because someone is… Continue reading Bookanistas: Abandon by Meg Cabot
I was lucky enough to get to read Gwen Hayes's marvelous YA Paranormal Romance Falling Under last year, and I loved it so much that I bought so I could read all over again now that it's out. Here's what the back of the book says: Theia Alderson has always led a sheltered life, but… Continue reading Bookanistas Book Review: Falling Under
I'm wiped out from the DFW Writer's Conference this weekend. What a lot of awesomeness. Keynote speaker Jodi Thomas--who is simply one of the neatest people I've ever met--gave a speech that had me nodding and laughing and tearing up. First, she talked about her drive into Canyon, TX, where she is writer in residence… Continue reading Imaginary Ninjas FTW
I'll be all over the DFW Metroplex the next two weekends!This Friday, November 6thMansfield WritesAre you working on your NaNoWriMo novel? Are you an aspiring writer working on something at a reasonable pace? Do you just want to know what goes into writing a novel and getting published? Then you should get yourself to Mansfield,… Continue reading Upcoming DFW Events for readers and writers
In honor of the release of Lucienne Diver's novel Vamped, the Shooting Stars are giving away a whole prize package. There's a quiz involved, so brush up on your vampire lore, and head over to enter. The prizes? Signed copies of the aforementioned Vamped, Prom Dates From Hell, by yours truly, and the first book… Continue reading Book givaway, vampires, and highway sightings.