Tag: books

  • New book news!

    New book news!

    Boy, am I on top of things this year. I made an announcement to my Facebook page on New Year’s Eve, posted it to Twitter on New Year’s Day, and just now remembered I haven’t blogged about it. So here it is: There is a decent chance 2018 will see Thalia’s Musings 4. Because I […]

  • Thalia’s Musings 4 update

    Hey, everyone! Just wanted to let you know that I haven’t dropped off the face of the earth, and that I’ve started drafting the fourth and final volume of Thalia’s Musings. I’ll keep you posted with progress reports, release date estimates, etc. as I go. I want to get this volume to you guys as soon as […]

  • Black Friday sale alert!

    This Friday, November 28th, all Thalia’s Musings ebooks on Kindle and NOOK will be marked down to $0.99! Share the good news about our Lady and Muse Thalia with all your book-loving friends this holiday season! For those without e-readers, there are free Kindle and NOOK apps that will work on whatever device you’re using to read […]

  • So, I finally binge-watched Carmilla

    This was supposed to be my Halloween post. I’ve actually gotten a few requests to review this literary vlog series. I kept putting it off because I knew once I got started, I’d want to watch the whole thing in one sitting. I was right. First, a little background on the source material. Carmilla is a […]

  • 10 Books That Made An Impression On Me

    You’ve probably seen this challenge on Facebook already – list 10 books that have made an impression on you. When one of my friends tagged me last weekend, I decided to narrow it down to ten by focusing on books that I feel have influenced me as a writer. Here’s what I came up with, […]

  • The Fire Wish: Scheherazade Meets The CW

    Reviewing Royal last week put me in a YA fantasy mood. Hence this review of The Fire Wish, a new release by debut author Amber Lough. TL;DR – You’re either going to love it or hate it. I loved it. The Fire Wish is about two teenage girls in a mythical version of ancient Baghdad who switch places with […]

  • Green Gables Fables: Anne Shirley, Vlogger

    It seems The Lizzie Bennet Diaries has started a trend. Vlogs based on classic literature and starring cute redheaded girls seem to be popping up everywhere. The latest one to suck me in is based on the series that pretty much defined my adolescence, Anne of Green Gables. It’s remarkable how very little about the […]

  • Update for Unraveled

    Unraveled (Thalia’s Musings, Volume Three) has been sent out to my wonderful volunteer beta readers. Well, “volunteer” might be less accurate than “hand-picked and drafted.” But anyway, I can’t tell you guys how excited I am that the book is finally at this stage! Due to numerous real-life complications, it’s taken me about a year […]

  • Thug Notes Be All Up In Y’alls Librizzle. Word.

    Yo. This here Sparky Sweets, PhD. Join me as I drop some of da illest classical literature summary and analysis that yo ass ever heard. Educate yo self, son. ~ Thug Notes Facebook Page Gentle readers, this week it is my pleasure to introduce to you a charming and insightful program devoted to bringing classic literature […]

  • Concerning (Girl) Hobbits: 5 Gender-Flipped Classics

    Last month, Slate writer Michelle Nijhuis wrote about reading The Hobbit aloud to her 5-year-old daughter and, at her daughter’s request, making Bilbo a she instead of a he. Nijhuis had some interesting observations and insight about the way male and female leads are often portrayed in fiction, and about how imagining the same character […]