So happy – I just finished 2 back-to-back TV interviews for my mystery and romance series. I managed to make it work despite my flat tire. I’ll let you know when they’re live! I even brought a change of clothes so it would look as if I was interviewed on two separate occasions :). Every detail counts! The production team was awesome, they put in backgrounds to make it look as if we were talking in a diner and in an English castle.
Last night I read ‘Beauty and the Beast’, a collection of historic Animal Bride fairy tales and folklore. It’s a powerful topic full of some fairly disturbing stories. Many of them were meant to indoctrinate young women into the thought that it was their duty to sacrifice themselves in an arranged marriage with a brute of a husband in order to help their family.
This historical perspective is a good topic area to study. That being said, I have serious issues with the publisher marketing this as a “book of the movie” and making it seem as if the book is ABOUT the movie storyline (and suitable for kids to read on their own). Instead, the text is clearly aimed at highly literate adults, and the stories themselves should probably be read by parent-and-child together to discuss the historic context of them and why men are raping women, raping cows, raping … raping … oh, and killing. If, you know, she isn’t quite pretty enough.
I just reloaded Dogwood Dilemmas to have its ASIN/ISBN on the copyright page. It’s now done! Grab your copy! It’s a gentle mystery set in the snowy depths of Sutton and Millbury, Massachusetts.
I’m working on Wyoming Book 7. First I’m re-reading books 1-6. Join me – Book 1 is free!
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I was so burnt out by my non-stop schedule of this past week that I decided, after meditating, to soak in the tub for a while with a new book. I got sucked in start-to-finish reading The Year of Living Biblically and just finished. It’s a fun, intriguing look at religion.
Have you read this? Have you thought about trying anything like this?
1984 is now the top selling book on Amazon. If you haven’t read it recently, now’s the time to pick it up again. It’s stunning relevant.
As an avid fan of medieval history, several of the Game Of Thrones scenes had me screaming at the TV in disbelief.
Who above the age of two would try to run “straight” when fleeing an arrow? That’s something you learn when you learn how to walk! The arrow was a key, well-known weapon that was seen by every person in a keep!
And as much as the show makers like to Soap-Opera-play up the emotion of scenes, Jon was an attentive battle-hardened strategist. He *knew* and had been explicitly *told* that his young brother would be used. And yet he risks every man he’s responsible for – plus the lives of the entire world, really – for an emotional tantrum?
Both were done for sheer “move the plot forward to point X” reasons – a cheap move which drives me absolutely insane.
Why didn’t the giant just bash a hole through the ‘wall of dead men’ to give them an escape path?
I have to wonder if George R. R. Martin would really have written it like this. Now that HBO is off the reservation (in terms of book content) I get the feeling they are trying their best but, for this scene, it’s just not up to the standards for me. Sure, the overall scene was “a glorious battle” but the way it ended up there made absolutely no sense to me. It was forced progression in order to get there.
Roots starts in 10 minutes. I think it’s important for us to understand our history and how it has influenced our modern culture. Everything is connected.
Depression Quest helps players understand the darkness of this bleak disease – powerful both for those who suffer from it as well as their family and friends.