Category Archives: Reading

Unpopular Book Opinions

I’m breaking my blogging hiatus to post this book list that I stole from my friend the Lady Okie. I love book lists! So here you go. 1. A popular book or series that you didn’t like. There’s probably a lot more that aren’t coming to mind, but most recently, Rick Riordan’s new series about Magnus […]

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13 Things You Should Ask Yourself before the End of 2013

Usually at the last minute, or even after the new year has started, I end up doing some new year’s resolutions. Most of the time I end up not meeting them. So instead, this year, I’m going to “steal” this list of questions from my friend Amanda’s blog and answer them. She in turn took […]

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New Year, New Goals

Every year I feel pressured to make New Year’s Resolutions. I tell myself up until the last minute that I’m happy with who I am, that I don’t need an arbitrary new date on the calendar to make a lot of promises I’m not going to keep. And then, somewhere in the first week of […]

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Book List 2012

Read for Fun Dinosaur Hunter by Homer Hickam Prince of Thorns by Mark Lawrence Boneshaker by Cherie Priest The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson The Anubis Gates by Tim Powers A Princess of Mars (Barsoom #1) by Edgar Rice Burroughs Legion, a short […]

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Something for Everybody: A Literary Study

So this post isn’t going to be very deep, but then since when are my posts deep? Anyway, here goes. Pretty much ever since I got into my majors classes at OC I’ve been fraught with guilt. Mostly guilt that I did not enjoy any of the authors that we were reading in class. When […]

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What I learned about writing (and reading and media in general) from Edgar Rice Burroughs

I guess there’s a reason some stories keep being told. I just finished watching John Carter, based on a 1912 pulp novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs, and now for some reason I want to write a planet romance too. What’s wrong with me? The movie wasn’t very original. The effects were good, but the story […]

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So You Want to Write a Novel

When I was a young warthog, I used to watch those Disney channel inspirational commercials with dismay. They showed all those kids who excelled at awesome things: snowboarding, gymnastics, and so on. And then just thinking about the fact that every kid on the Disney channel was already a famous actor was pretty disheartening too. […]

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2011: A Year in Review

Dear readers and friends, I did not write a Flamin’ Friday post yesterday, nor did I write one last week. But it was Christmas after all, and last night I was (for once!) writing on my novel, Into the Flames. But I feel you all deserve some words of finality as this year comes to […]

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Haikus are easy/But sometimes they don’t make sense/Refridgerator

It’s been a while since I’ve talked about different writing styles and techniques on here, which is probably becuase nobody seemed that interested in it. So for the past few months I’ve focused on my book reviews and on the progress of Into the Flames. Which is good, becuase I need to be focused on […]

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Why Everyone Should Love and Appreciate Steampunk

Steampunk is a subgenre of fanstasy that has recently been growing in popularity. People have even been reclassifying old classics such as H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine as steampunk, even though this was written long before the term was even thought of. For those of you not in the know, Steampunk is (according to Wikipedia): […]

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