Tag: Inferno

How I Discovered Dante’s Inferno

How I Discovered Dante’s Inferno

In 2005, I joined a Harry Potter online role-playing community. I’ll give you a moment here to throw out endearing terms: I loved this community – it did SO MUCH for as far as developing my ability to write three-dimensional characters.  Harleyquinne Cathors, one of my favorite characters of all time, started on these forums and was later integrated as a completely different character in my WIP, although with the same spirited personality.  There were other reasons as well – the community was amazing and supportive in a time where I needed that.  But I can’t deny that it helped […]

Posted May 10, 2019 in Memes // 0 Comments //
Traveling the World in Books

Traveling the World in Books

In 2017, I joined up with Top 5 Tuesday to write a post of five bookish places I’d like to live in.  When a similar topic popped up on Top Ten Tuesday, I wanted to take it in a different direction. I was fortunate enough to be able to visit Europe last year, and ever since, I’ve had a deep desire to travel and see the world for myself.  While financially that isn’t possible for me, it’s still possible to visit these places in books!  And I can dream.  While fantasy worlds are all well and good, our own planet […]

Posted February 26, 2019 in Memes // 7 Comments //
The Books In the Places I Remember

The Books In the Places I Remember

In The Hazel Wood, Alice searches through her memories and finds books.  The books  she read when she was living in California, the books from Montana or Ohio… for Alice, her memories are in the places and in books.  I don’t think I’m quite like Alice, but a lot of my memories have books imprinted into them. The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak I read The Book Thief aboard the Norwegian Breakaway in 2015.  I had already seen the movie by then – I went to see it by myself at an afternoon matinee on one of my odd Wednesdays off and […]

Posted July 24, 2018 in Uncategorized // 26 Comments //
Top Ten “Older” Books I Don’t Want People To Forget

Top Ten “Older” Books I Don’t Want People To Forget

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is a freebie, and as such, I decided to go deep into the TTT archive and come up with something close to my heart.  You, my lovely followers, will know that I’m not always on top of the hottest books.  Sure, I read Children of Blood and Bone the month it was published, but it took me a year to get to The Hate U Give and I just read the hugely popular The Perks of Being a Wallflower last month (it was published in 1999).  I love reading older books, ones that may have been hyped […]

Posted July 10, 2018 in Memes // 23 Comments //
Why Book Clubs Aren’t Really My Thing

Why Book Clubs Aren’t Really My Thing

I am such a solitary reader. I feel like that’s a fair thing to be?  After all, unless you’re reading aloud in a circle or recording and audiobook or something equally fantastic, it’s so much lovelier to dig into a novel in a quiet corner so you can really immerse yourself.  And you know what else I really love?  Picking my own books. For about a year, I agreed to join a friend’s book club at work.  It was a small group that eventually dwindled out.  Our biggest problem?  We had one girl who liked romance, one who liked NYT […]

Posted March 30, 2018 in Memes // 20 Comments //
TOTALLY AWESOME Assigned Reading – #TTT

TOTALLY AWESOME Assigned Reading – #TTT

So last week, I ranted like crazy about Dune.  My WORST EVER assigned reading book that, despite being in my genre, I HATED WITH THE PASSION OF BURNING HELLFIRE. I am dramatic. But there are really good books that I was assigned for school reading as well.  ONE OF THEM is even in my Top Ten.  So, without further ado – this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the gorgeous ladies at The Broke and the Bookish. Elementary School I’m going to start at the lower grades and move up, because honestly, there are some SOLID books intended for elementary school […]

Posted August 22, 2017 in Memes // 12 Comments //