Tag Archives: harry dresden

On Ruining Lives

At our regular Thursday night NaNoWriMo write-in, one of our participants started asking questions about horses. This led to her confessing that she felt bad for her main character, and was trying to throw her a bone. When you start … Continue reading

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How I Learned to Write a Damn Book

A lot of you probably wonder why I fangirl so ridiculously hard on Jim Butcher all the time. A lot of you probably think that I have some kind of crazycatlady crush on the man–or maybe on Harry Dresden. You … Continue reading

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Search: “books like the dresden files”

Okay, so I get this a lot. It’s all over Goodreads, it’s a search query that brings folks to my blog at least every other day, never mind all the real people I run into that ask me that question. … Continue reading

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Book reviews: Rob Thurman’s CHIMERA and BASILISK

Let’s talk about science fiction versus fantasy. Let’s talk about Michael Crichton and Dean Koontz and Robin Cook. Let’s talk about guns, pipe bombs, and Dexter references. Let’s talk about thrillers. CHIMERA came out last year – about this time … Continue reading

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Tuesday Plugs (8/1 edition)

New weekly segment! Since Tuesday is new release day, I will be taking some time on Monday nights to give the highlights of tomorrow’s releases, as well as congratulations to folks who have made it onto bestseller list(s). First! Congratulations … Continue reading

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“I could fly my nerd flag with any of you guys.”

I hope you’re sitting down for this today. It’s gonna be a doozy. Thing the First: I went to Jim Butcher’s book signing in Atlanta last night, and have fun anecdotes and pictures. Thing the Second: I read GHOST STORY … Continue reading

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Genre and aesthetic

Author’s note: When I talk about the sections that books live in, I’m talking specifically about the shelving standards at Barnes & Noble booksellers, because that’s where I work and am therefore most familiar with their classifications. I recognize that … Continue reading

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