Tag Archives: jim butcher

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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On Compelling Fiction

You guys, I don’t ever go in the romance section. No–that came out wrong. I totally spend time in the romance section when I’m alphabetizing and updating the front list with new books and pulling books to send back to … Continue reading

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Unchained & unplugged

So six weeks ago, my manager came up to me and said, “You like Neil Gaiman, right?” And I said, “Well.. yeah. Of course.” She said, “He’s coming to town. September 14.” And when I picked myself back up off … 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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Tuesday plugs (8/15 edition) [corrected]

Okay. I’m really tired. Some friends of mine just got finished having a baby on the other side of town, and I’ve been dog-sitting and chinchilla-sitting and getting not even close to enough sleep. So here goes: THE YEAR’S BEST … 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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