Rating: 5 of 5 Loved times infinity!! The characters and fantasy elements hooked me from the start. I was amazed at how quickly I picked favorites and took sides. I also enjoyed the gray characters; the few I’m not quite sure if I like them, if I trust them, or what, just yet. I don’t […]
Rating: 3.5 of 5 Book One in the Dark Tower epic offers fast-paced fantasy with moderate action and few answers. Its focus, though, is on the introduction of the story’s hero, his initial quest, and his world. The Gunslinger by Stephen King follows Roland, the last gunslinger, on his quest across the desert of a […]
It seems only right that I pay my [long overdue] respects to The Wizard of Oz (1939); after all, my blog title was inspired by certain characters in the movie. Bet you’ll never guess which ones? So what better time than the film’s 71st anniversary?
I finished Homebody by Orson Scott Card on February 10, 2010. How I found this book at the library, I couldn’t tell you. It was possibly on a list of must-reads. Or, maybe, it found me. Insert spooky music here. The jacket’s summary was slightly misleading, though, as it described events out of order, which […]
Now that’s what I’m talkin’ about! I finished Charles de Lint’s The Onion Girl on January 28, 2010. It took me several weeks to start reading the book, but only because I wasn’t making the time to do so each night. Funny thing, I had it checked out from the library for six weeks longer […]
Broken by Kelley Armstrong was recommended by someone from the Think Sideways forums. After reading 200 pages of the 480-page novel, I had to put it down for good. Why? I just wasn’t feelin’ it. Elena seemed like an interesting woman, being a pregnant werewolf and all, but I wasn’t able to connect with her. […]
Were you ever curious about what happened to Wonderland after Alice left? Did you ever imagine Alice as an adult? SyFy* presented some entertaining ideas with its December 2009 premiere of Alice and warned “[e]verything you know will be turned on its head.” They weren’t fibbin’ and I loved (almost) every minute of it. 4 […]
I will no longer allow you to dictate my writing behavior. I will break the barriers and conquer my personal battle with perfectionism. I’ve taken the leap and enrolled in Holly Lisle’s How to Think Sideways writing course. Thus far, I’m finding it rather challenging to fit in the homework between my day job and […]