Long time no see! I kinda fell off the surface of the planet for a bit. Maybe you noticed. My job last school year tried to kill me but somehow I survived long enough to land my dream job as an elementary school librarian. It's keeping me extraordinarily busy but I go home with a … Continue reading Halloway Hills Middle School Mysteries Book Review
7.5 Plot Archetypes Book Tag
Yep you read that right! 7.5 Plot Archetypes! I've heard some people say there are 9 or 12 archetypes, but traditionally there are 7. I did read one article that proposed 9 and I kinda agree with one addition. Read, skim, or scroll down to see the one I'm talking about. * A complete list … Continue reading 7.5 Plot Archetypes Book Tag
Archetypes Part 2.5 of 2: The Archetypes
I didn’t anticipate I’d have so much to say about each archetype, so now I give you… Part 2.5 of 2 The Archetypes Continued Warrior/ Hero As you might imagine the warrior is a person who is good at battle and fighting. Prime examples of this in LOTR are Gimli, Legolas, Boramir, and more. They are expert fighters, (and if you watch the movies…beyond reason when fighting the Warg). Eowyn, “I am no man!” But if you think outside the normal boring box, you might also consider characters like Eowyn. She fought in the end and defeated the Witch-King of Angmar, speaking the best line ever written!
Best Books of 2019
These are the best YA, Fantasy, and Science Fiction books I read during 2019.
First Page Friday: Game Changer
This week has been Crazy with a capital C! Exam week at my middle school. Grades had to get finished and turned in. Kids were excited about the break. Oh so much fun! I’m sure your week was just as crazy. So needless to say I didn’t get First Page Friday up on Friday. Can’t … Continue reading First Page Friday: Game Changer
I read City of Ghosts a short while ago. The book only gets better from here! I’ve not read the sequel, Tunnel of Bones, yet. I hope to get it for Christmas. My current read is Darker Shades of Magic, which is another book by V.E. Schwab. This one is a lot of fun too! So basically I’m a big fan of her!
Book Review: Lost and Found
I saw this on NetGalley and snatched it up based solely on the author, Orson Scott Card. After I downloaded it I looked at the description. It actually sounded like an interesting plot idea too. I devoured the book. This ARC is in a kind of rough state, so I half wonder if the cover might change. have another book that is in much better shape and it is not set to release until October of this year. This one comes out in September. Hopefully! Professional Reader Lost and Found by Orson Scott Card First imagine that you can see something lying on the ground like a scrunchy, and just know where the owner is so you can return it. Cool, right? Not for Ezekiel, who was repeatedly accused of stealing the very thing he was returning! Nobody wants to be friends with a thief. So now, he just tries to ignore the things he finds. Beth, a really short high school kid, enters his life, wanting to be his friend, and stubbornly refuses to leave him alone no matter how rude he is to her. Finally a cop comes and asks for his help in finding a little girl. Yeah, AFTER cops spent his whole life accusing him of stealing, NOW they want his help! Right! He learns he is not the only one with micropowers. He is invited to a group of others like him that have pretty useless minor little powers. Like the ability to make someone yawn. So, no, not cool like the X-Men.
The Arms of Death– Book Review
Note: This was published before but was somehow put in drafts again. I blame computer gremlins! I am over the moon excited because my friend, Maggie Foster, has released her first book! Maggie is in my social writing group. I have had the pleasure to participate as a sounding board, assisted with brainstorming, served as one … Continue reading The Arms of Death– Book Review
Writers of the Future Volume 33
Now that my first novel manuscript rough draft is done, you might think I'd start on revisions. Not quite. Often writers need time and distance from a rough draft to do a good revision. I recently began grad school so I will likely set it aside for 2 years while I work on my MLIS. … Continue reading Writers of the Future Volume 33
Ink and Bone
I chose to read this book because it is a Lone Star Book. I've yet to find a book on these lists that I haven't liked, so I knew it would be good. I've never read a book by this author before. Her other books are Vampire Horror stories and a Fantasy series called Weather … Continue reading Ink and Bone
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