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Bellica news and where I am

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I’m currently working on the ebook layout for Bellica. It’s a big book, so it’s a big job. When it’s done and uploaded, I will be linking to it here. I have also decided to publish Bellica through CreateSpace, so that it’s more accessible to more people. Unfortunately I think I cannot lower the price from 27.99, as it’s still… Read more »

Friday Five

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Five random things I need to mention: Bellica‘s distribution is going to be wider than I thought. Not only am I doing a Kindle ebook for 9.99, but I am also going to be using CreateSpace to make a paperback to sell on Amazon. More news on that as it develops. I am traveling this week to Orlando so I… Read more »

Friday Five: Five Banned (or challenged!) Books, in no particular order

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I am only listing books I have actually read in this list. For a bigger list of banned or challenged books, I recommend checking out the ALA’s website. It’s probably impossible to get a comprehensive list, but they do a good job nonetheless. 1984, by George Orwell. A novel about a dystopian future, so naturally I love it. I read… Read more »

30 in 30: Day 29 (in which I talk about Harry Potter some more, but don’t worry I SWEAR it’s the LAST time…for NOW.)

Saddest character death OR best/most satisfying character death (or both!) I realise I’ve been talking a lot about Harry Potter in the past few weeks, but you’ll have to bear with me as I do so again with this particular topic. Warning, thar be spoilers ahead. (Major fucking spoilers for the last book/movie, so if you haven’t read or seen… Read more »

30 in 30: Day 28 (hate mail in 3, 2, 1…)

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First favorite book or series obsession This one is easy. When I was young, perhaps just before my first year of high school, my mom flung a book at my head and I started to read. As I’ve written about here before, that book and its sequels changed my life. Harry Potter was my first series obsession. Which, I mean,… Read more »

30 in 30: Day 26 (please don’t do this, future authors)

OMG WTF? OR most irritating/awful/annoying book ending The Epilogue, Harry Potter. JK Rowling said (somewhere; I don’t have a quote) she wrote the epilogue before she wrote the rest of the series. It shows. The ending of the book was really satisfying. And then you read “Nineteen years later…” and your entire evening is ruined. It’s so trite, so contrived,… Read more »

30 in 30: Day 24 (A quote? how the hells am I supposed to choose just ONE?)

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Best quote from a novel Oh my goddess, we have so many contenders for this post. I simply can’t list just one, unless I wanted to be funny. Contrary to my usual nature, I wish to share quotes that actually mean something to me. So, from the very talented Jacqueline Carey and her quite astounding literary masterpiece, Kushiel‘s Legacy, my… Read more »

30 in 30: Day 23 (walruses are dicks, man)

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Most annoying character ever Not so much annoying as frustrating — Vernon Dursley, Harry Potter’s uncle. Every book he’s coming up with new and exciting ways to torture Harry, and he stokes the ire of every kid who’s ever been brushed aside so casually by an adult. (So, every kid, pretty much.) He was meant to embody that character we… Read more »

Graduation from Hogwarts: the end of Harry Potter and my adolescence

Unless you live under a rock, you’re aware that the final Harry Potter film was recently released. If you know any fans of the series (statistically speaking, you probably do), you have somewhat of an inkling just how big a fucking deal this is. For me, Harry Potter ending represents the ending of my childhood. Sure, I didn’t like the… Read more »