My Year in Fantasy Reading – 2017

I'm finishing out the year having read 102 fantasy (speculative fiction) novels and 150 books overall. I did read several fantasy manga (mostly a total re-read of Fruits Basket and whatever was available of The Ancient Magus' Bride), but I didn't include them in the stats here, only novels. Some General Stats 102 novels consisted... Continue Reading →

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2014 Book Challenge: Week One Update

The Unicorn Blues

I have not one, but two book challenges that I’m working on in 2014. The first is my own personal resolution to read more books (but specifically to read four a month, or a total of 48 books). Last year I read a grand total of thirteen books (wth???). Or rather thirteen books that were new to me, I also re-read some books but I didn’t count them because they weren’t new experiences.

The second challenge I’m doing (really to help motivate me to finish the first) is the Reading Bingo challenge (brought to my attention by my friends and fellow editors at Way too Fantasy, C.J. Casey and June Faramore). I’m not going to re-post the pic or the rules, you can find out all about it in my post about it from the other day if you want.

The first full week of 2014 has passed…

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2013 – A Year in SFF – June’s Picks

Favorite picks from the year? We're going to go with what I've read/seen, because as the whole mom-type person my to be read and to be watched lists are forever a mile long. What was your favorite fantasy/sci-fi book you read in 2013? I've adored the Farseer Trilogy since some sort of nano related recommendation brought me... Continue Reading →

2013: A Year in SFF – Lisa’s Picks

It's nearing the end of 2013, and that means it's time to take a look back at some of our favorite things from the past year. What were some of your favorite Fantasy or Science Fiction works from the year? Let us know in the comments or link us to a post of your own!... Continue Reading →

The Silence Is Deafening

Will do this for my next publishing project.

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One of the joys associated with e-books is the fact that most are accessible to people with a visual impairment. As a blind book lover who is not able to read print I relish my ability to read e-books either on my Kindle or using the Kindle app on my iPad, via the text to speech facility (on the Kindle) or by Apple’s in-built screen reader, Voiceover on my iPad.

I was disappointed to find that a book recommended to me by an acquaintance (and available in the Kindle store) does not have the text to speech facility enabled thereby rendering my purchase of the title in question pointless as I would be unable to read the work in question.

As an author I can understand the legitimate desire of writers to protect their work from copyright theft. All of my books are Digital Rights Management (DRM) protected rendering them…

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The Phantom Tollbooth

Apparently, they've released a documentary film about the making of The Phantom Tollbooth. My life is more or less complete, now. -- CJKC (Thanks to Boing Boing for the tip.)

Free, Out of Print Pulp Fiction

Now that I have your attention: Munseys is a website that has free, out of print pulp fiction... over 1600 volumes and counting. Granted, most of them seem to be of the soft-core or exploitation variety, but there are some gems buried in here, such as a few works by Algernon Blackwood and Robert E.... Continue Reading →

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