Werewolves in fiction have yet to escape their many trappings and rules of their mythology. If you pick up a book about werewolves, you will most definitely find at least three of these things.
Apparently this is a thing I like to do: read a book set in the place I'm traveling to. Right now, I'm heading off to a weekend in Acadia, Maine, and I'm reading The Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel, about a man who lived as a hermit in the backwoods of Maine for nearly … Continue reading reading while traveling
The first book that ever really got a song stuck in my head was If I Ever Get Out of Here by Eric Gansworth. The title is taken from a Wings song, "Band on the Run." If you didn't know, reading the book would tell you that Wings was a project of Paul McCartney's after The … Continue reading when bookworms get earworms
I am often reading between 3 and 5 books at the same time, and occasionally there’s a theme that might not be remarkable in one book… but when I see it in three books, I take notice. Well, I started this blog post with three recent titles, then I kept finding more. I'll try to … Continue reading 3 on a theme: books within books
I read a lot. Every year for the last ten years I have read over 100 books. During two of those years, I read over 170 books. As you can see from the little Goodreads widget on my blog, I'm usually in the middle of reading 3-5 books. When people say they don't have time … Continue reading stealing time to read
I am often reading between 3 and 5 books at the same time, and occasionally there's a theme that might not be remarkable in one book... but when I see it in three books, I take notice. In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters included among its characters a set of brothers, one of whom … Continue reading 3 books on a theme: brothers who died in the war
It's been a busy weekend, and I haven't had time to post (or watch many horror movies, for that matter...). But I did do many things to celebrate Halloween so here they are! On Saturday morning I ran in the Costume Dash 5K, which was my only costumed event of this year. My friend dressed … Continue reading 31 Days of Halloween, Days 28-31
In one of my recent searches I stumbled across this beauty, which had been lost to my subconscious for a good reason. From the opening that made me wonder if I had somehow accidentally turned on a Michael Bolton music video, to the odd musical numbers, this was a trip back to the 80s. So … Continue reading 31 Days of Halloween, Day 18: Teen Witch
I'm going to chalk up my website issues to an outdated theme. Previously I was using WordPress Twenty Ten, and switched to Colinear (mostly because it had a similar style - I'll be working out some of the differences, but I didn't have to change my header or my menus). And voila, all my pages … Continue reading website fixed!
Well, my website is broken and I have no idea how to fix it. I've posted in the WordPress forums (twice) but no response. The problem is that none of my static pages are working, other than my "About Me" page. Every other page gets a "Page not found" error. I can edit the … Continue reading page not found