Neil Gaiman has been getting a lot of attention lately for American Gods getting picked up for television and the release of Norse Gods. A month ago, his children’s book Cinnamon was released for the first time in print. As an audiobook, it’s an interesting story, and I would like to see illustrations with it. I’ve found that… Continue reading Top 10 Picture Books and Middle Grade Books by Neil Gaiman
Book Traveling Thursdays is a weekly meme hosted by Danielle @ Danielle’s Book Blogand Catia @ The Girl Who Read Too Much. Every week you pick a book based on the theme of the week and post the original cover, your country’s cover, your favorite cover, and your least favorite cover. If you would like to participate or find… Continue reading Book Traveling Thursdays: National Author’s Day
J.K. Rowling wrote another short story to add to the Harry Potter universe. It is absolutely perfect. If only she would write a spin-off series….
The short story (an article by Rita Skeeter) can be found on Pottermore.
“‘Normal’ is a bedtime story — a fable — that humans tell themselves to feel better when faced with overwhelming evidence that most of what’s happening around them is not ‘normal’ at all.”
~ Deborah Harkness, A Discovery of Witches (pg. 86)
This is Anne Rice Skyping with the students of St. Gertrude High School in Richmond, VA. She discusses how she develops plots for her novels.
Gore Vidal was 86 years old when he died on July 31, 2012, in Los Angeles. The cause of death, according to his nephew, was complications from pneumonia. He was a well-known author, playwright, politician, and commentator. His vast and sharpened range of written works and public remarks were stamped by his immodest wit and… Continue reading Gore Vidal, R.I.P.
“Reading is everything. Reading makes me feel like I’ve accomplished something, learned something, become a better person. Reading makes me smarter. Reading gives me something to talk about later on. Reading is the unbelievably healthy way my attention deficit disorder medicates itself. Reading is escape, and the opposite of escape; it’s a way to make contact with reality after a day of making things up, and it’s a way of making contact with someone else’s imagination after a day that’s all too real. Reading is grist. Reading is bliss.” ~ Nora Ephron (1941-2012)