Hey it's Thanksgiving this week in the US, so I'd like to just put a list of things I am particularly grateful for instead of concentrating on negativity. Especially since my last post was a bit of a pity party--thank you for indulging me on that. Here we go: Ten Things I Am Grateful For … Continue reading Ten Things I Am Grateful For
(The following is a continuation of this post) Historical Romance. I don't usually seek out romance novels, but on occasion, I come across them at second hand stores... and somehow end up walking out with them. And when I say historical romance, I mean bad, cheesy, historical romance. I mean full-on gothic, bodice-ripping, cigarette-ads-in-the-middle, 1970s penny-book … Continue reading Jennifer Asks: What Genre Do You Think is Not Your Favorite, But You Find Yourself Picking Up Again and Again?
(The following is a continuation of this post) Uh... Well... they say you never really want to meet your heroes right? I think honestly, it would be awkward to have lunch with someone I was like, a really big fan of. It would be hard not to get all "fannish" and weird. I think it would … Continue reading Jennifer Asks: What One Currently Living Writer Would You Most Like to Have Lunch, A Beer, or A Coffee With?
(The following is a continuation of this post) Well, G. Edward, this sounds like some kind of horrifying Dystopian Nightmare scenario, in which case I suppose the genre I would choose would be whatever subject or information would help me survive the longest. But then on the other hand, would I even want to live in … Continue reading G. Edward Asks: If You Could Read Only Genre for Your Remaining Days Which Would It Be?
I have organized certain tendencies about how people engage with stories into 5 different categories, Analytical, Immersive, Psychological, Logical, and Spectacular. These categories are meant to convey a hierarchy of values—none of them are mutually exclusive. If you are applying this to your own reading habits, you’ll probably notice that there is some overlap. Also, … Continue reading 5 Ways Readers Approach Stories Part I. Suspended Disbelief
I love buying used books. Books that are beaten up with crinkled pages and bent covers. Books that have very clearly seen some shit. But I especially like books with notes or writing in them. I was thumbing through a used romance book at the bookstore today that had a folded-up paper tucked inside of … Continue reading The Unique Appeal of Used Books