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Moby Dick – Blog 4

Ahoy, Mateys! Welcome to Moby Dick – Blog #4! I’m up to page 175, Chapter 45, The Affidavit. That means I have 300 pages left, and it’s already July 3rd. So perhaps I will not fit all three Big Bad Books in before the end of summer. We shall see… The point of view issues […]

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Moby Dick – Blog 3

A day late…this is becoming a trend. But here it is! Moby Dick – Blog #3! And I actually read a BUNCH this time, so Hooray! I’m up to Chapter 30, page 114 in my edition. I accomplished this by resorting to my second favorite way of taking in a text: the audiobook. Seeing as […]

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A Playlist for No Dawn Without Darkness

No Dawn Without Darkness has been OUT THERE for ONE WHOLE WEEK! I hope you enjoyed/are enjoying/plan on enjoying it! I have made a playlist for all the books in this series: one for No Safety, which was heavily linked to the plot, and one for No Easy Way Out, which was a little looser […]

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Moby Dick – Blog 2

So I’m already a day late on this blog-venture, and also read NO PAGES of Moby Dick this week. Not great, Lorentz. Not great at all. But let’s try to stay positive. I did blog about the release of No Dawn on Tuesday, so there’s been blogging. And I did finish one friend’s book (Cecil […]

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Happy Book Birthday, No Dawn Without Darkness!

IT’S RELEASE DAY FOR NO DAWN WITHOUT DARKNESS!               Meaning, today, I answer your questions about No Safety in Numbers and No Easy Way Out, just in time for you to start reading the final installment of the trilogy. HUZZAH! First question comes from Leslie: “What was your inspiration […]

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Moby Dick – Blog 1

Welcome to the first Big Bad Books blog on Moby Dick! I read 51 pages this week—through to Chapter 10. Not a great start, given that I have 419 more pages to go—125 more chapters plus a one page Epilogue—and only eighteen days to finish. BUT FINISH I (we?:) WILL! (*NB* I am reading the […]

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Big Bad Books Challenge

Today, I start my summer reading challenge! Challenge? you ask. Why is a person who is in effect a professional reader—and all writers are professional readers—challenging herself to read something? Well, there are books I have encountered with which, let’s say, I declined to continue the acquaintance. This is big, because before having kids, when […]

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Come write with me!

I’m so excited to be doing a public workshop this Saturday, April 12! This is one of my few public events, so come on out and join me for an awesome afternoon of writing and chatting about everything that goes into it! Specifically, I plan on talking about point of view, and in particular why […]

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Thrilling new dystopian novel from…Fyodor Dostoevsky?

This summer, I’ve been reading Crime and Punishment by Dostoevsky. It’s taken me longer than I’d like to admit to finish it, but I finally reached the end! It’s an awesome book full of weird and wonderful characters, containing perhaps the greatest funeral luncheon scene ever written and the best insult this side of Shakespeare: […]

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Letting the monkey come to you…

My eight month old son loves those little wind-up toys you get for like a buck in the bins at the front of the toy store. (I know, not baby safe, TERRIBLE PARENT, but I only let him use them when I’m supervising, etc., etc., moving on…) So, we’re playing with one yesterday: this little […]

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