Armchair BEA Day #6 – Wrap-Up & Other Updates

I’d like to thank all of you for making Armchair BEA such a fantastic experience!  When I signed up, I didn’t expect such a fast-paced and wonderful event, or that I’d meet so many new blogging friends. Here’s a quick recap of my posts: Armchair BEA Day #1: Introduction Armchair BEA Day #2 – Blogger DevelopmentRead more

Armchair BEA Day #5 – Keeping it Real and Children’s/YA Literature

Can you believe that Armchair BEA is almost over?  This is the last day of the themed discussions, and tomorrow I’ll post a wrap-up of the event. What exactly does “keeping it real” mean?  The meaning lays in keeping.  How do you not only grow an audience, but how do you keep them coming backRead more

Some thoughts on the National Book Festival

Last year my boyfriend and I attended the National Book Festival in Washington, DC, hosted by the Library of Congress.  We enjoyed it considerably, despite the rain, and were excited to learn about and have access to new authors. I wasn’t as happy with this year’s festival.  The SF/F authors were spread too far apartRead more

RIP VII: Intro Post & Reading Pool

It’s that time of year again!  From Sept. 1-Oct 31, Carl from Stainless Steel Droppings hosts the R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril challenge. R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril VII  focuses on reading novels from the following genres to set the mood for fall and Halloween:  Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Dark Fantasy, Gothic, Horror, Supernatural, and anything otherwise creepy. As farRead more

…and they lived happily ever after

Yesterday concludes the sixth annual Once Upon a Time Challenge, hosted by Carl from Stainless Steel Droppings. This challenge is special to me because last year’s Once Upon a Time was the first reading challenge that I ever participated in. Even though I didn’t read as much this year as I had initially planned, theRead more