Friends know I read a lot and they frequently ask me for book recommendations. Well, no one asked this time, but I’m going to share all the books over the last year that gave me a book hangover. What is a book hangover? Readers typically describe it as the inability to start a new bookContinue reading “Books for a Hangover”
When children learn to read, they choose books based on their interests. Dinosaurs, super heroes, ocean life, fairies, and adventure stories are all fair game. As they grow, they develop a preference for certain story types. We know them as genres. What happens, though, if you branch out and read outside of your comfort level?
If you have not taught your child proper moral values that align with your family, whatever those values may be, then you may have cause to worry about what they’re reading. However, parents should lead by example, and give their children the tools they need to make good choices in all aspects of their lives. If you do that, then you should also be able to trust your child. Trust that they will put down a book that has content they are not ready to explore.
I recently read These Toxic Things by Rachel Howzell Hall. I want to start off by saying this is not my usual genre. It’s billed as a thriller. I typically read fantasy of all types and some historical fiction. Every once in a while, I’ll delve into the world of mysteries (think Agatha Christie type) or gothic paranormal books. A “thriller” is not something I would gravitate toward.
This piece is by Heather, one of the writers on my Coffee House Writers team. I’m really excited to see where she takes this story! Photo by Bhumil Chheda on Unsplash This is the first part of a new serial fantasy fiction series I’m writing. Here is a random snippet for you and … TheContinue reading “The Welkin: Chosen”
My very good friend is releasing her second book! E.G. Moore is an award-winning author and poet who specializes in middle-grade fiction. All of her stories have a moral lesson in them, and Moon Daughter Rising is no exception. Available for pre-order now, and releasing on January 29th, MDR is a fun read for adultsContinue reading “Moon Daughter Rising”
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Coffee House Writers is releasing two anthologies with twenty-eight contributing writers in December! With over one hundred pieces total, there is something for everyone in these collections.
“Movies aren’t being made due to COVID,” I said. “It’s impossible to make a movie and social distance at the same time.”
“That sucks,” Tim muttered.
“What if the movies we have now are the only movies we will ever have?” I mused.
“No, don’t say that!”
My son was horrified, but it got me thinking.
What I really want to do is edit this book for Mr. Larson. I can see the potential it has, and can feel how it is so close to being amazing.
Are you up for a reading challenge in 2018? I am! Book Riot’s Read Harder Challenge is geared to make you read things you might not normally consider.