If you've been keeping up with stuff for the past year or two, you might have heard of Brandon Sanderson (you know, the guy who broke Kickstarter?). You might have even read some of my posts about his books, as I've been reading through them for the past year or so. Sanderson is a fantastic … Continue reading Elantris: Do’s and Don’ts at the Beginning of a Book
I'll be honest with you - I don't have a review for today. Suddenly moving last month really threw off my schedule, so while I am in the process of reading and watching some stories I've been wanting to write reviews on, I have to play a bit of catch up. But just so that … Continue reading Currently Reading…
Yes, You Should Practise Reading Aloud. Here’s Why!
Nowadays, you can get almost anything read to you at the touch of a button. Word processors can read. Almost every book also has an audiobook. The old days of reading aloud to kids or reading with family are fading away into history. But even with the ease of AI readers and audiobooks, reading aloud … Continue reading Yes, You Should Practise Reading Aloud. Here’s Why!
Why You Should Read More than One Book at a Time
When I was younger, I baulked at the idea of reading more than one book at a time. It felt like cheating on the book I was reading. How could I give it anything less than my full attention? It was one and one alone for me. However, once I started living on my own … Continue reading Why You Should Read More than One Book at a Time
Why You Should Use Your Library
Throughout my youngest years and into college, I adored libraries. I loved browsing the shelves and picking out brand new books to read. I lived for the moments when I could plop down with a new book and begin reading with only a quiet murmur of activity around me. But after college, I lived two … Continue reading Why You Should Use Your Library
Review: The Incredible Adventures of Chana in Judea by Emil Buchman
Rating: 2/5 stars - not for me Chana Buchman is an average thirteen-year-old girl. She loves her family, but they also get on her nerves, which is why she’s less than thrilled when she finds herself on a “trip of a lifetime” to Israel with her parents and four siblings. But when Chana peeks through … Continue reading Review: The Incredible Adventures of Chana in Judea by Emil Buchman
Review: The Questions of Jesus by John Avery
Rating: 5/5 stars - must read! The Questions of Jesus by John Avery is filled with several small, devotional-like lessons that take a close look at both the questions Jesus asked people and the questions people asked him. The short sections and Avery’s easy-to-read style make each lesson a breeze to get through and simple … Continue reading Review: The Questions of Jesus by John Avery
The Super Official and Awesome Beta Reader List: New Year Spectacular Part 3!
You guys are awesome. You know why? Because whenever I ask for beta readers, you volunteer. Beta readers are so important to writers, especially indie authors like me! As my audience, you help me hone my skills and figure out what works in a story (and what doesn’t.) Without you, I wouldn’t be able to … Continue reading The Super Official and Awesome Beta Reader List: New Year Spectacular Part 3!
Calling All Beta Readers!
Eyes. Haze’s breath froze in her throat. Beady black eyes locked onto her past the end of her arrow tip. He can’t see me. There’s no way. And yet, there was more than just a simple look in those eyes. He was watching her. Waiting. He didn’t even try to speak or raise his voice … Continue reading Calling All Beta Readers!
Good Reading = Good Writing
Want to help me get a standing desk? Check out the details in the donation box below the post and read my stories on Vocal! Some have disputed the claim that to write well you have to be a good reader, but let's be real here. If you don't read, how do you know what a … Continue reading Good Reading = Good Writing