Monthly Archives: June 2012

A Small Change

I’m about to enact a bit of a change here on the blog, so I thought I should let you know why. Some of you are already aware that I’ve been dealing with chronic health issues for years (finally diagnosed … Continue reading

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The World of E-books: Booktracks

As the world of books and publishing evolves, perhaps it’s natural that people began to consider the fusion of books and music. For some time, writers have shared the soundtracks that accompanied the writing of their books or suggested complimentary … Continue reading

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The Story Warren

As children formed in His image, God gave us the unique capacity to imagine and create–a gift I value greatly. When I find like-minded souls, those who cherish this treasure, it’s always exciting…and it appears many of these creative individuals … Continue reading

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Stardust and Moonglow

Inspiring Objects

Perhaps the stars and moon can’t rightly be called objects, at least not in the sense that they’re something you collect or use in your home. Yet they’re entities that we perceive and provide definition and boundary to our world. … Continue reading

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The Unraveling of Wentwater
by CS Lakin: A Review

In her Gates of Heaven series, CS Lakin has drawn inspiration from beloved fairy tales and used them as a launching point to create new stories. While not an actual fairy tale retelling, The Unraveling of Wentwater incorporates aspects of … Continue reading

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Book Giveaway: The Dragon’s Tooth
by ND Wilson

In The Dragon’s Tooth, author ND Wilson blends fantasy seamlessly with reality. Although some stock fantasy elements appear, he’s created a unique story with vivid and compelling characters–heroes and villains alike (as Kessie mentioned in Friday’s discussion). Actually, her reference … Continue reading

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Of Villains and Antiheroes,
Part Two

While antiheroes have strong potential for redemption and often arouse reader sympathy, true villains have seared consciences and don’t engage our compassion in the same way. They damage people and even worlds in a premeditated manner and plan to continue … Continue reading

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Of Villains and Antiheroes

While antiheroes and villains share some commonalities, they’re distinctly different types of characters, and they evoke different emotional responses in readers. An antihero often serves as the protagonist of a story, but one that fails to display the virtuous traits … Continue reading

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5 Reasons to Read
Fairy Tale Retellings

For countless years, fairy tales have been told and retold, and right now there’s a strong growth of re-imagined fairy tales in both books and films. So if you haven’t tried a fairy tale retelling yet, here are some of … Continue reading

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On Being a Hero

Even the seemingly small and insignificant may have souls of great courage. Don’t we cheer all the more for a character who determines to do the right thing and holds to that course, even when it seems unlikely to bring … Continue reading

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