Category Archives: Reading and Books

Looking back at 2015: Favorite books and more

It’s that time of year when you realize that yes, a whole year did pass that quickly! Whew, where did the time go? The answer–at least my answer–is in this post, including the best 8 novels I read this year. … Continue reading

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Bookworms: Out of chocolate

I love it when I find those really engrossing books, like Foxy in this image. 🙂

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Stepping into a book

Do you ever wish you could spend time inside your favorite books? Step into that other world for real, and meet all your favorite characters? I’ve recently come to the conclusion that no, I wouldn’t. The books I love to … Continue reading

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Gorgeous characters

It struck me the other day just how many characters in books are gorgeous and I got to wondering why that is. Beauty is very rarely a key ingredient in the plot, after all, and the characters could often go … Continue reading

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6 ways to find the book you’re craving

Sometimes I get a craving for a specific kind of book, but don’t have anything on hand. For example, I want to read a meaty Christmas romance that’s not too sweet. Or an angsty fantasy novel set in the renaissance. … Continue reading

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Bookworms: To read or not to read…

  A Bookworms image with Cheetah I made a while back. Who can get enough of reading? 🙂

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Does age change the reading experience?

Have you ever reread a favorite book from your childhood? Well, I recently reread one of mine, C.S. Lewis’s Narnia novel, The Horse and His Boy, and I discovered something startling. Time has changed. No, I don’t mean times have changed … Continue reading

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The worst writing advice I ever received

If you’ve ever thought about writing and intrepidly googled writing advice, chances are you got a whole lot of hits. Writing seems to be a subject that a lot of people have opinions about. After all, if you’ve read a … Continue reading

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Why reading is creative

I think everyone can agree that writing is a creative endeavor, but so, I think, is reading. That’s because the book only comes alive inside your brain. Does that sound weird? Consider this sentence from Before and After the Wedding, … Continue reading

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Choose-your-own-adventure erotica

I’ve been following the news of the about-to-be-released choose-your-own adventure erotic novel with interest. Will it work? Well, I for one am really curious! I have long been a fan of choose-your-own-adventure books. In fact, I’ve played a number of … Continue reading

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