Monthly Archives: September 2010

Review: Dead in the Family, by Charlaine Harris

Compared to From Dead to Worse and Dead and Gone, the events in Dead in the Family are almost anti-climatic. The scale of “oh, shit!” is much smaller here, much closer to what we saw in the first few stories. Continue reading

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Dragon*Con blew up my reading list

For those of you who don’t know what the blog title means because you don’t know what Dragon*Con is, here’s the best summary I can think of: a convention of science fiction, fantasy, horror, comics, gaming, science, SFF art, and … Continue reading

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Review: Living Dead in Dallas, by Charlaine Harris

Sookie’s faith in others, her naivite, and that dogged determination to the right thing, are alternately endearing and frustrating to me. I’m jaded enough to have facepalm moments when I read Sookie’s responses to the obvious manipulations of the vampires. Continue reading

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Coming Soon – The September Release I Can’t Wait to Read

Earlier this year I got sucked into Carolyn Crane’s debut novel, Mind Games. The second book in the Disillusionist trilogy, Double Cross, releases this month, and I’m not gonna lie – I’m tickled I don’t have to wait until next … Continue reading

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Openings (of stories)

Over the years I’ve read a lot of advice on how to open, and to close, a story. I don’t know how much of it I’ve absorbed, but as I work on my own writing, I can’t help but go … Continue reading

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