A Drift of Quills: Fiction Shots (Department of Stories) — We’re doing it again: one picture, three authors, little bitty writing space.
Oatmeal Brownies—because we can’t have too many delicious brownie recipes, [...]
“All the secrets of the world are contained in books.” I love this quote by Lemony Snicket. Books are like treasure chests, full of the most wonderful things. When I first began reading, it was to discover adventures—And those adventures taught me all kinds of things, from moral ideals to exciting new ideas. To my delight, I discovered that the learning never stops. Whether we’re reading fact or fiction, reading helps us understand the world we live in and the people we live with. It introduces us to different ideas and inspires us to think. To make sense of our existence. To indulge in creativity. There’s no such thing as a passive reader.
I’m in the mood for a little library heaven. Books comfort me. I love being surrounded by them, teased by the words and the worlds tucked between the covers, soothed by row upon row of orderly spines inviting me to come discover new places and people and things. Take a virtual walk with me!
Welcome to A Drift of Quills, and today’s fun topic [...]
Crow here, taking over for the sluggard otherwise known as Robin Lythgoe. She was going to post something about alleged “good things” out in the internet. (She’s explained what that is, but I keep picturing the Beisyth Web, and that thing was nasty. Ask the dragon it hit. Oh, wait, you can’t. It’s no longer breathing!)
Cover Candy #10: (On Fire!) It’s a good thing cover candy isn’t bad for my health, because I consume a lot of covers. With my eyes, that is! I look at covers of every genre, and I am always fascinated by the stories they tell. Do they match what’s inside?
Face it—nobody likes a one-star review, whether we’re authors, parents, [...]
I’m hooked on TV. I like to watch television to unwind—but also to see how stories and characters are developed, plots twist, themes are addressed, weird things happen. The current addiction is “Colony,” USA Network’s science-fiction drama series starring Josh Holloway and Sarah Wayne Callies.
Sometimes we all just need a few encouraging words. Life gets hard, people get sick, plans don’t work out, tragedies strike, life gives you lemons. But difficult times are not the only times…