Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray, 4 Stars

This is the sort of science fiction novel I love. For whatever reason, I can’t get enough of plot lines where a non-human protagonist has to blend into human society, and along the way learn they have much more in common with humans than they thought. 

I adore Abel for this reason, and his personality in general. I love it when authors manage to make readers sympathize with characters that might otherwise come across as things rather than people. Continue reading

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Ten Series I Want to Start

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is “Top Ten Series I’ve Been Meaning To Start But Haven’t.” 

This theme proved easy because there are so many series I want to read, but haven’t started.  Continue reading

Novels With Real, Live Father Figures (i.e. Not dead ones)

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is a Father’s Day related freebie.

At first, I wanted to do my ten favorite Dad’s in fiction, but this proved difficult. Instead I’m focusing on books with Dads who have not not: a.) died or B.) abandoned/abused their children. It turns out they are rare indeed. 

The first nine are my selection, and the tenth is a selection made by my father when I asked which book had is favorite father figure is from. Continue reading

Camp NaNoWriMo: How to find an active cabin

I’ve participated in Camp NaNoWriMo seven times now. In the past, I’ve had both cabins that were active and others that were inactive. I’ve found cabin activity critical to staying motivated.

The NaNoWriMo forms have some good tips for finding cabin mates, but today I’m sharing some things I personally have found result in an active cabin. Continue reading

Ten Fantasy Books I Want to Read

Top ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is “10 Books From X Genre That I’ve Recently Added To My TBR List.” I’ve chosen to discuss the 10 most recent fantasy additions to my to be read list on Goodreads. Continue reading