Sunday, June 28, 2015

Interesting Articles, Part 1

Just checking in.

As I look into the needs and requirements of being a good writer, I keep coming across articles on the Web that are interesting. Here are the titles (and links) of a few:

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Reading Break

I am taking a break from blogging to focus on reading and writing. The application for the University of Kansas's MFA in Creative Writing program opens August 24th, and I am beefing up my portfolio.

Expect about 2-3 posts each week until about July 1st, and still be on the lookout for giveaways!

Monday, June 1, 2015

Review: The Girl in the Road by Monica Byrne

Books can capture us, hold our attention, and leave us fretting or rejoicing over characters' circumstances for days, weeks, or even months after we have returned the stories to our bookshelves. Very few books, however, do something more than merely entertain us.

In the category of The Very Few, we find books that make us reassess ourselves as thinkers, sexual beings, citizens of a nation, or even as human beings in relation to humanity at large. My entire reading life, I could only call to mind one novel that affected me in all four of these ways: Rubyfruit Jungle by Rite Mae Brown.

I added one more novel to my Very Few this weekend: The Girl in the Road by Monica Byrne.

Miniature Literature Giveaway Winner!

The winner of the Miniature Literature Giveaway is Manjula Nair!

Manjula, I will be contacting you soon for your mailing address. Congratulations on winning the giveaway, and I hope you enjoy these amazing miniature classics!

Thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway!

Keep a lookout for more giveaways from BookieBlog. I hear a great audiobook is on its way :)