Summer Reading List 2016

Summer is HERE, people! (I say this, but I woke to SNOW yesterday. Yes, snow! *shakes finger at Idaho*) And I don’t know about you, but summer always puts me in a reading mood. (Tweet this) I picture myself walking out to a bug-less green glen or knoll with a red-and-black checkered … Continue reading

15 Bookish Pet Peeves That Make Me Tear My Hair Out

*sheepish grin* So….I was supposed to post this yesterday, but…I’m human. So I missed my post date. But I have a great excuse! I OFFICIALLY FINISHED MY CONTENT EDIT FOR A TIME TO RISE. (Forgive the all caps. I’m kind of excited.) It’s now off to beta readers and then we’ll … Continue reading

Should Books Have Content Ratings?

Content ratings. Should books have them or shouldn’t they? (Tweet this) I’m not talking about one-star or five-stars. I’m talking about G, PG, PG-13, R, NC-17 . . . content ratings and warnings on the back like every DVD has. Even music has the “explicit” warning. Video games and TV shows have ratings. It seems … Continue reading

Do You Believe Your Life Can Be Epic?

I read so many fantasy books as a child and teenager I started to think my life wouldn’t be amazing unless dragons attacked my little Wyoming valley. Or unless the fate of the world hinged on my brave choices. How unfair that I was stuck in a Muggle world! Couldn’t God see … Continue reading

4 Types of Book Reviewers — Which One Are You?

We all have opinions about reviews, whether we’re readers, non-readers, authors, or editors. I’ve been lectured on how reviews should be, or which people should write reviews (and which people should not. EVER. write. them.), what main points each should cover, or how they should be simple and honest. I’ve been told that … Continue reading