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This Week on The Dark Globe (September 2-9)

I reviewed Academy 7 by Anne Osterlund. I also talked about making the most of your time and turning “wasted” minutes into “productive minutes”.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

This Week on The Dark Globe

The winners of our photography contest were announced! Congrats to everyone and extra-special congratulations to Disperser for the win!

I also reviewed Anansi Boys by Neil Gaimanand The Luxe series by Anna Godbersen.

Things I learned yesterday: There’s a world series for Little League. Who knew? I watched a few minutes of the game between Japan and Panama while I was warming up at the gym.

Of Moths and Butterflies (The Dark Globe)

I have a review of the novel by V.R. Christensen, Of Moths and Butterflies, up at The Dark Globe. For you photographers out there, The Dark Globe is having a photography contest in August. To everyone who read through and commented on my post from last night, thank you. I have indeed gone the direction of the scrap and am finally feeling more productive and creative than I have in awhile. Thanks everyone!

What Kind of Writer Are You? (The Dark Globe)

Are you a Pantser, Plotter, Adventurer, or Strategist? Let me know at The Dark Globe.

Radio Silence and The Fall of Hyperion at The Dark Globe

Moving is hard work. Moving into a house is even harder work. Finally, it’s starting to look like a place where people live and not a pack of hoarders. In the meantime, here’s a book review for The Fall of Hyperion by Dan Simmons, sequel to Hyperion, posted at The Dark Globe. And here’s a picture of a slug in a drawer. We found it in our kitchen.

My Name is Memory (The Dark Globe)

I read this book a few weeks ago and reviewed it here. I found this book to be really sad and I think the level of sadness in it kept me from really enjoying it. I think other people would have vastly different experience because of that.

The Years of Rice and Salt (The Dark Globe)

In case you guys were suspicious that I love absolutely everything I read, here is a review for you. I reviewed Kim Stanley Robinson’s The Years of Rice and Salt at the Dark Globe. I thought the book was overall just so-so, but click through to the review to see more.


Let The Games Begin! The Dark Globe Create A World Writing Contest Has Officially Begun!!


If you heart desires, enter. I’m so excited to be one of the judges!

Originally posted on Legendary Post:

The Time Has Come!! Writers To Your Pens!!!

Time for The Official Rules Etc.

The Official Rules;

1) Writers are Allowed 1,200 Words to Write a Short Story, or Part of a Story.

2) There Are 7 Judges, None of which will be Partaking in the Contest

3) The Contest Begins Today, April 1st, 2012, and goes through April 14th, 2012, Midnight U.S. PST Time.

4) The 7 Judges Shall Read and Rate Each Piece 1-10, and Return Their Ratings to me between April 15th, and April 22nd, 2012. At which Point I shall Add up Their Points, and Determine The Winners.

5) The Winners will be Announced Monday, April 23rd, 2012.

6) Story May Be Something You’ve Written Prior to April 1st, 2012.

7) Submissions Must Be E-Mailed


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Divergent (The Dark Globe)

More dystopian YA!!!

Veronica Roth is 23. There is hope for us yet. New, young authors are still emerging and the best-seller list isn’t just the province of older, established writers. Veronica Roth, you are my new home girl.

The Adoration of Jenna Fox (The Dark Globe)

I’m over at The Dark Globe discussing The Adoration of Jenna Fox. ‘Twas a quick, fun read, yet thoughtful.

Talking About Tolkien (The Dark Globe)

I’m over talking about Tolkien at the Dark Globe today. For those of who have been wondering what I’m doing over at the Dark Globe and what that means for isleofbooks, keep reading. For my own blog, I’m not planning to do anything differently. This will still be a blog devoted to rave reviews about books along with author spotlights, series spotlights, literature readings out and about in San Diego, general musings about writing, and the newly hatched poetry features. Some of who click around in the tabs or look at my Goodreads will notice that I read a lot more than I post about. Because I don’t intend this blog to be a place for general book reviews (see the About section), I don’t review a lot of what I read. So that’s what I’m doing at the Dark Globe, talking about the other books that were good/great, but didn’t make me want to buy a hundred copies and leave it on people’s doorsteps.

Tolkien looking the part of an English novelist/professor

Dark Globe Writing Contest

Originally posted on Legendary Post:

Writers… You Will Be Given 1,200 Words To Take Us Away…

To a World Of Your Making…

Inhabited By Characters, From “Your” Imagination

The Dark Globe “Create A World Writing Contest”


Spread The Word… (Reblog this Everywhere)


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