A love letter to a show that recalls and evolves the greatest parts of 80s horror culture. … More A Love Letter to “Stranger Things”
The attraction was sudden. My eyes found the shelf and the six-pack torso of Kyrian of Thrace in an instant as my friend and I walked into that Borders Express store in the mall way back when. I was a teen, but had no idea what YA was, so I was adrift on the vast … More An Ode to the Paranormal
The pilot’s voice was deep and fuzzy over the intercom as he told us all we were holding for just a moment as the gate cleared. I flipped the page of my book frantically, eyes scanning at twice their normal speed, ignoring those who were already unbuckling seat belts, turning on cellphones and starting to … More The Case for Long Reads
It really does. I got the finished cover as a .jpeg and it’s saved to my phone so I can look at it every day. Well… maybe not every day. But it is absolutely gorgeous! I can’t share it yet, but I promise that in the coming weeks we’ll be doing a cover reveal. So … More My Book Has a Cover!
I’ve been waiting to re-use the title I christened with James Baldwin all those months ago for something really special. If you read my last post I Bought a Book you’ll know exactly which book that is. Here’s a cheat sheet for those who need a refresher: Long story short, A Walk Across the Sun by Corban Addison was … More Holy Crap… You Should Read this Book (Reprise)
It’s not an incredible feat. Lots of people do it. But in short, here’s how it went down: Walked in the store Sat in vacant wooden chair on the sales floor … More I Bought a Book!
Dear Reader, I call you that because in the case of books, you generally are a reader. If you are anything like me, you love to crack open a new book, smell that old library smell or that new bookstore smell on the pages. You love flipping back to maps or character lists, seeing how … More Don’t Forget the Audiobook… A Plea
I live in the Washington, D.C. metro area and have to drive into the city and on the Beltway on a regular basis. So needless to say, I sit in a lot of traffic. It’s the way of the world, and I’ve begrudgingly accepted that. But today, while crawling along at an average speed of … More 10 Ways to Pass Time during a Traffic Jam
Reading in bed is my comfort food. Being tucked in under my pink L.L. Bean down comforter with just my hands from the wrist out protruding—enough to hold up my book—is quite possibly the best activity in the world. It beats yoga. It beats mountain climbing and fishing and bungee jumping (this latter activity I … More Reading on a snowy day.
And now back from that (month-long) commercial break. During my blogging hiatus, I ventured down to the wonderful literary city of New Orleans. First, on a non-literary note, I purchased my second mask from a great shop right off Jackson Square. The first time I was down there I got a purple and gold beauty … More NOLA and Masks and Vampires, oh my!