A Favorite Book is Like an Old Friend – #MFRWauthor

Happy Friday! It's Week 25 of the MFRWauthor 52-Week Blog Challenge, and this week's prompt is Favorite Books to Read. My question for you is: how much time do you have? Because asking authors or any other voracious reader about their favorite books is...well, it could make for some long (but extremely interesting) posts. I'm … Continue reading A Favorite Book is Like an Old Friend – #MFRWauthor

I Can’t Stand it When… #MFRWauthor

It's Friday, and that means it's week 22 of the MFRWauthor 52-week blog challenge. This week's prompt is  My pet peeve in a book. I'm a demanding reader. I'm going to admit that right off the bat. I think I always have been in some ways. Becoming a writer has, I think, made me even … Continue reading I Can’t Stand it When… #MFRWauthor

On Reading (and Writing) a Series of Books

I came across an old blog post this morning in which I admitted that, with 200 pages left to go, I had given up reading The Chronicles of Narnia -- at least I had given up on reading it straight through to the end. I was reading the book for my book club, but I … Continue reading On Reading (and Writing) a Series of Books

Ode to an Old Favorite

I was watching TV for a few minutes yesterday, mindlessly skipping through channels as I tried to figure out whether I needed to insert a completely new scene in this manuscript, when I stumbled across a program profiling Nick Nolte. The program caught my attention because the picture they showed was of Nolte as a relatively … Continue reading Ode to an Old Favorite

Confessions of a Bookaholic

About this time last year, I lost my interest in books for a while.  I remember sitting by my daughter's hospital bed trying very hard to read a book because I had to do something, but having a horrible time trying to concentrate on the words. I am pleased--no THRILLED-- to report that my interest … Continue reading Confessions of a Bookaholic

What are you Reading?

It's summertime and the thermometer is inching up toward 100 here at my house.  I have way too much work to do to shut down and read something wonderful while sipping a cool drink, but that's exactly what I want to do.  For me, the heat of summer is as conducive to a reading jag as … Continue reading What are you Reading?

God Bless Stephen King

I love Stephen King. Not as an author, but as an author. Now, before you go thinking that doesn't make any sense, let me clarify. I don't read Stephen King's books. Not because I don't think he's an extremely talented author, but because I've had enough horror in my real life, and I just don't … Continue reading God Bless Stephen King