Review: “Partials” by Dan Wells

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I finished Dan Well’s “Partials” more than two weeks ago. So this review is long overdue, not because I didn’t like the book–on the contrary I really enjoyed the novels–but… I don’t know. No excuses. Other things side tracked me. Anyway, “Partials” is a worth while read that I could not put done, reminds me […]

Inspiration and Hope from N.K. Jemisin

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Anyone who stumbles through here should click here. Yes, go ahead. Author N.K. Jemisin–who wrote the “Inheritance Trilogy” books–crafted a beautiful  essay. I won’t go into the details but to put simply, she writes about dreaming and succeeding when people want to pull you down and kick you in the ribs. She writes about finding […]

Boys and Reading: I relate

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As a kid and teen, I hated reading. I am not ashamed of this fact, it’s truth. Today I read anything I can get my hands on, mostly fantasy of a sort. However, when I was younger I couldn’t find stories that compelled me to read. When I got older (read high school age) I […]

1954 Review of “The Fellowship of the Ring” by NY Times

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In 1954 J.R.R. Tolkien had the first volume in his epic Lord of the Rings trilogy published, “The Fellowship of the Ring”. That day, no one knew how the fantasy genre would be changed. Every writer of fantasy today has probably read Tolkien’s works, has been inspired by his immortal Middle Earth, and strives to […]

Young and adult readers want the same things

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I liked what Maile Meloy had to say about writing for young adults and kids. Her article was posted on the Wall Street Journal’s website (click here to read). And she’s correct! In short,what I take away from the novel is simple. Adults and kids are similar when it comes to reading, the same things […]