Surprise! One of my short stories made it into an anthology called Of Gods and Globes and that collection is now AVAILABLE FOR PREORDER! It comes out on July 4th, but you can preorder it now on Amazon,Barnes&Noble and Kobo in paperback and digital. I'm freaking out a little. Ok, I'm freaking out a lot. … Continue reading Of Gods and Globes – Preoder Now!
Apologies for not posting for two weeks. The Children's Museum of Manhattan where I work announced the purchase of a new building and also had one of our largest events of the year all within a span of a few weeks and I got a crazy ringside seat for all of it. I got to … Continue reading What I’ve Been Reading – January 2018
As promised, here are my top picks for books this year. Best SF/Fantasty books in 2017 A Dragon of a Different Color by Rachel Aaron The Delirium Brief by Charles Stross Neogenesis by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller From Ruins by M. C. A. Hogarth Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs Dream Hearth by … Continue reading What I’ve Been Reading – Best Books of 2017
Ok, so this post is late. In fact it's over a week late. In my defense, the Children's Museum just announced that it bought a building and will be moving in a few years, which means work has been cray-z. But that's no excuse for not getting writing done. My resolution for 2018 is to … Continue reading What I’ve Been Reading – December 2017
Where did November go? In fact, what happened to the first week of December? Given how busy I was in November - I was traveling 17 days out of 30 - I'm not surprised it went quickly, or that I got very little reading done. I also didn't win NaNo. But I did get writing … Continue reading What I’ve Been Reading – November 2017
So, October tried to outdo September for passing quickly. It was all rereads this month. And almost exclusively rereads of a single author, or rather a pair of co-writers. I basically devoted the month to the Kate Daniels series. I did pick up several new books towards the end of the month, notably Nnedi Okorafor's … Continue reading What I’ve Been Reading – October 2017
Wow, September went by really fast. I've just taken a look at my reading list and I only read 10 books this month (my average is closer to 15). Some of that I'm sure was catching up on a few animes. But I've also been knitting and spinning quite a bit to get ready for the colder weather.
My friend's son is entering kindergarten and is already a voracious reader. He's very interested in science at the moment, especially space and the international space station. On Facebook she mentioned that his dream job at the moment is "a Firefighter Astronaut who puts out house fires on Saturn." That thought tumbled around all day in my head and popped out onto (digital) paper during my train ride home as "I'm a Space Station Firefighter." Its still a rough draft, but I think I'd like to do something with it. I'd love comments and suggestions on the draft. You can read it here.
August was a lot of catching up on the new releases from last month. I also squeezed in a new series, a few old favorites and my book club book a month early. Despite reading 12 books this month my spreadsheet informs me that I’m actually down a bit in terms of books read this month. I expect that’s because of all the writing I’ve been doing. That said, here’s what I read this month
A few weeks ago I quit a series in disgust. It started out OK but rapidly devolved into something actively painful to read. The final book I read (#6) was so bad I literally yelled at my e-reader on the train. Normally my inclination would be to focus on the good in a novel, but this blog is supposed to be about what I’m learning and I learned a lot from this series despite it’s increasing awfulness.