Trends to end 2018: Fantasy girl makeovers

I've been on a fantasy kick lately, loving the rich world-building and kickass heroines.  There's just one little problem I noticed that keeps happening again and again: my kickass heroines getting makeovers to be prettier before they kick more ass. The first time I saw this happen was in The Hunger Games. Katniss was pretty … Continue reading Trends to end 2018: Fantasy girl makeovers

3 on a theme: living houses

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. It's a common trope, the haunted house.  But not so common when the house becomes its own character... … Continue reading 3 on a theme: living houses

when bookworms get earworms

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