Tag Archive: recommendations

Audiobooks and Audible

A brief update about audiobooks and Audible. I narrated a book a few months ago and it is finally out on Audible. So you can listen to me read a very geeky urban fantasy with wolves and where I say the word bitch a bunch. Howling Dead by M. H. Bonham Which earrings look best with fur? Kira Walker is a geek and UNIX systems administrator who has a bad hair day at least once a month. But when a…
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Reading Roundup

A little bit nerdy a little bit awesome a reading roundup this week. Not a list of books, but of very interesting tidbits of reading. (Hey these roundups aren’t always tied up neatly together, sometimes they are just some cool things I read during the week or stumbled across!) Reading How NOT to read like a beta reader from Kate Heartfield I absolutely run into this when I do a lot of reading for …not pleasure. It is such a…
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Messy Roundup

My thoughts are a bit mess this week so it is leading to a bit of a messy roundup. Have you read blahblahblah I told you messy. I both love and despise all of the lists about what you should read and what you have to read and what you are a horrible person if you don’t read and what you aren’t a real writer if you don’t read and whatever. They always say more about the people compiling them…
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Which Words

Writers and words go together because…duh? But which words? Call me…a miniaturist? Maybe? Mental Floss has a list of 14 old fashioned things to call writers. Someone who writes short pieces of fiction. Yup! (Writrix is also good but mostly because it sounds like someone who stabs someone with old fashioned quills.) Which Words? Swear Words How many swear words could you come up with? 400 or more? Mostly we use 10. No, swearing doesn’t mean you have a limited…
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Podcast Recommendations

Yesterday I posted about how to listen to podcasts, today I’m going to share some of my podcast recommendations. This is only a slim selection of what I listen to, but they are some of my absolute favorites. Podcast Recommendations Literary Far Fetched Fables – 1 hour or so fantasy stories, usually more than one per episode 600 Second Saga – 10-minute science fiction and fantasy delivered weekly (I promise!) Writing I Should be Writing – Interviews, thoughts, suggestions, support…
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Ravens and Wolves

Ravens and wolves work together to hunt? I would read the hell out of the modern fantasy take on that. I listened to an episode of Mysterious Universe (14.24 – this link skips right to the relevant part, but if you are interested in penises, pain, Mayan altered perceptions, and stingrays, rewind a bit – but you’ve been warned). The guest was Matt Kaplan (he wrote Science of the Magical) who had a bunch of interesting things to say about…
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Book Recommendations

Books and Holidays and Gifts and Stuff It is winter gift season, post NaNo reading season, cold snuggle up with a warm bowl of soup and a wonderful sweater season, and year end wrap up season. I am far from the first person to say this of course, but I am prompted now to say my own thoughts and recommendations. There are really good lists out there already full of great book/art/music/etc recommendations. Try Whatever’s annual lists of traditional books,…
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