Sunday, July 29, 2012

Review Request

I'm excited to have gotten my first review request from Celise at Incandescent Enchantments! I'm very much looking forward to the review. Thanks, Celise!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Quick Update

I added two new short stories, "Simon" and "The Attic" for a total of four. The links are here.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Random Book-related Things

I'm just waiting for my toddler to wake up. He sleeps in on the oddest days.

Texts from Jane Eyre - hilarious.
DIY Bookshelves - I'm seriously considering getting my husband to build #14 for the living room. And I could feasibly do #5 for my existing shelves.
More Bookshelves - Just because I have the link bookmarked. These are a bit prettier than the others.

Good book cover - Very Magritte.

Guess what this reminds me of. Who hasn't been at least a little obsessed with goblin kings since Labyrinth? It also puts me in mind of this poem I found online years ago, but can't seem to find anywhere now.

Over the hill of Tiras Leigh,
across the Brightly Shining Sea,
come faery lords and ladies fine,
hobgoblins, nymphs, and muses nine.
To the Goblin City they fly,
under the Storm Duke's watchful eye.
Make ready now, in one month's time
the Goblin King shall take his bride.

That's it for now . . . Have a great morning!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Short Stories

I've posted two short stories under the Short Stories section (duh). They are both around 2000 words, so it doesn't take long to read them. I will be posting at least two more, so be sure to check back in the next few days.

There are other updates as well: an About Me section and an extras page for Unchanged. I love reading extra tidbits about books I've enjoyed, so hopefully this page amuses readers. I think that's all for now. Happy reading!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Mythology in YA

I love mythology. It started with the segment my 9th grade English teacher did on Greek mythology. Back then, I was fascinated with Daphne and the Erinyes. In college, I took a mythology class to fulfill an elective. My professor (who looked like Santa Claus, and even wore red frequently) touched a bit upon the Greek myths, but concentrated mostly on Norse and Irish. I took notes, of course, but rather than take them to help me study for tests, I took them as a reference for story ideas and themes. Luckily I still passed the class.

Unchanged features a little-known character from American mythology of the Pacific Northwest. The following books all deal with mythology in some form. Check them out!

Unchanged by Heather CrewsSprite by Leigh Michael
The Chosen by Sheenah FreitasBecome by Ali Cross
Eternal Youth by Julia Crane and Nolia McCartyBonded by Mande Matthews
Betrayal by Mayandree MichelPromises by Amber Garr
Sonora by Travis HallEternal Vows by Chrissy Peebles